CONFLUENCE – A film by Jennifer Anderson and Vernon Lott
The Lewiston / Clarkston valley has a rich history. It is here, at the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake Rivers, where Lewis and Clark camped on their westward journey over two hundred years ago. Residents boast that the valley is the gateway to Hells Canyon, that Lewiston was Idaho’s first capital. However, the valley also has a much darker past, one that many know about, but few publicly acknowledge. From 1979 to 1982, five people disappeared. Only three of the bodies have ever been found. All share one suspect.
More info: confluencethemovie.com
MUSIC FOR CONFLUENCE – Score by Peter Broderick
Following on from his contemporary dance scores Music For Falling From Trees and Music For Congregation, November 28th, 2011 will see Broderick return with a brand new work released on Erased Tapes Records, entitled Music For Confluence. Created for documentary filmmakers Jennifer Anderson and Vernon Lott, the soundtrack takes the listener through waves of stark emotions.
'I had been asked to make the score for a documentary film called Confluence. The film is based in the Lewiston, Idaho area, not too far from where I grew up in the USA, and it chronicles several mysterious cases of young girls found murdered or gone missing around 1980, all of which seem to lead back to one man who for a variety of reasons has not been able to be charged with these crimes.
I set out to create some textural soundscapes which could compliment the building tension of the story without being too intrusive or suggestive. Days and nights, snowed in and experimenting with layers and layers of whichever instruments I had around, finding a murky atmosphere that fit with the uneasy feeling which the film gave to me. On New Year's Eve I was inside, recording the final notes for the score. I had finished everything except the piece for the credits. After speaking with one of the directors of the film, Vernon Lott, we decided the song for the credits should be different from the rest of the score. So while the fireworks were exploding outside my window, I was recording Old Time, a song which for me felt like a breath-of-fresh-air after story which can only leave you wondering…'
– Peter Broderick
More info: peterbroderick.net
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The release of Music For Confluence will be preceded by the double A-side single Old Time / Solace In Gala on November 7th.
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Vernon Lott – co-producer, co-director
Director and co-writer – Bad Writing
Jennifer Anderson – co-producer, co-director
Producer and co-writer – Bad Writing
Philip Bloom – director of photography
Consultant – George Lucas’s Red Tails
Preston Kanak – additional photography
Mark McKnight – additional photography
Christian Kinnard – editor
Editor – Bad Writing
Co-editor – Religulous
Steven Bechtold – sound recordist
Sound mixer – The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle
Peter Broderick – original music
Composer – Music For Falling from Trees