December 3, 2022

Composer Alberto Iglesias Finds Inspiration in Breathing for Pedro Almodóvar’s “Parallel Mothers”

Alberto Iglesias|Image by Cristina Hortiguela

Brian Lauritzen is the weekday afternoon drive host on Classical KUSC and host of the nationally-syndicated radio broadcasts of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

In the very same method that Janice is focused on discovering the fact, Iglesias states his mantra is to “put the music on the core of the movie”– always keeping it constant with the objectives and intent of the filmmaker.

For his rating to Parallel Mothers, his starting point was the breathing of starlet Penélope Cruz throughout a critical scene. She plays Janice, a professional photographer intent on revealing the fact about the death of her forefathers during the Spanish Civil War, when they were killed by the federal government. Their lives link in a story about love, secrets, and the responsibility to tell the reality.

Jeffrey is an arts producer for KUSC and our sibling station, Classical KDFC, in San Francisco.

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Hit play listed below to listen to our interview with Alberto Iglesias. https://media.kusc.org/audio/2022/03/Alberto-Iglesias-Full.mp3 .

She plays Janice, a photographer intent on revealing the truth about the death of her forefathers during the Spanish Civil War, when they were killed by the government. Their lives intertwine in a story about love, tricks, and the obligation to inform the fact.

Composer Alberto Iglesias has teamed up often with director Pedro Almodóvar, with an approach that these days is rather uncommon. Theyll work rather closely from the time Iglesias gets a script, screening the movie together and discussing ideas and methods, attempting them to see if they work, as he puts it, keeping close to “a world very close to the craft, to things made by hand.”.

Iglesias says although its not a thriller, theres an excellent quantity of suspense in the story, and he contrasts a string quintet with a bigger ensemble to represent the intimacy of the skin versus the bigger world of the mind.

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