Here I've re-scored the opening title sequence to The Genius of Marian, directed by Banker White (Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars). The film documents his mother's struggle with early onset Alzheimer's disease and its impact upon their family. I began with solo acoustic guitar harmonics to compliment the intimate, delicate tone of this scene between mother and son that introduces the narrative. I improvised the repeating streams of overtones, building gradually to echo the pace and flow of their unscripted conversation.
Following their dialogue, a second guitar part sets up the opening title card with a warm, wistful, folky theme, reminiscent of Gustavo Santaolalla.