Written and recorded in a few short weeks, the musical score for the documentary film "The People's Nepal" incorporates traditional instruments from India, Nepal, and Tibet. The sitar, bulbul tarang, tabla, tambura, wooden flutes, and Tibetan bowls and bells, can be heard along with such unexpected partners as the ukulele, Marxophone, accordion, concertina, and Ebow to create soundscapes both beautiful and haunting. The music seamlessly and gracefully supports the film's telling of the recent rise of democracy in Nepal. Many of the tracks were developed by incorporating actual chanting, rioting, talking, gun shots, and clinks and clanks from scenes of the movie itself. Besides composing all the music on this CD, Chris Vibberts performed each instrument himself... an impressive feat considering the diverse array of strings, drums, flutes, and keys featured on this album.
After meeting the tight deadline to finish the score and complete the film in time for its release, the music was then expanded and developed further to create the CD "Rising and Falling". A fantastic listen of 26 tracks at nearly 40 minutes long. This music has been described as an Indian version of Peter Gabriel's "Passion" from the film "The Last Temptation of Christ". Chris has taken sounds we expect to hear coming from a small village in India or at a monastery in Tibet and has molded (and sometimes warped) them into music that is simultaneously contemporary yet timeless. This is a wonderful CD for anyone who enjoys exotic, interesting, and moving music that is of the earth, but soars into the heavens.
Chris Vibberts Bio:
Chris Vibberts composes music for film, TV, and other multimedia projects using a variety of acoustic, electronic, modern, and ethnic instruments, recorded with both digital and analog technologies. His music has been featured in a number of award-winning full length, short, and documentary films. Besides composing, Chris currently performs and records with Rose Logue, Arann Harris and the Farm Band, and Ragas to Riches playing the guitar, banjo, lap steel, Melodica, accordion, and sitar. He also produces CDs for other artists.