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Wild Oranges: Motion Picture Soundtrack (2-CD set)

by Vivek Maddala

A melodic and emotional tapestry combining modern dissonance, memorable themes, and jazz stylings
Genre: Classical: Film Music
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2. Main Title
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3. Paper Chase
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5. Against the World
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6. Sailing
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7. Better Look
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8. Lay of the Land
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9. Swimmer
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10. Curse of Fear
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11. Oleanders & Orange Blossoms
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12. Nicholas
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13. My Name
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14. Irresistible Lure
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16. Kiss Me
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17. Halvard Searches
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18. Water Dispute
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19. Arousing Incident
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20. Broken Cask
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21. I Was Born Here
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22. Indifferent to the Last
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23. Tomorrow, Daybreak
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24. Contemplated Departure
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25. On Board
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26. Open Sea
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27. Aimless Wanderer
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28. Knife
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29. Life's Traps
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30. Crazy About You
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31. Already Gone
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32. Haunted
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34. Return to the Island
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35. Response in Your Heart
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36. Kill Us Both
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37. Wanted for Murder
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38. I'll Be Waiting
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39. Ticking Clock
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40. If You Leave Me Now
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41. Escape
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50. Eyes in the Dark
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52. Not Afraid Now
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Review of the "Wild Oranges" Score

by Mark Northam
Film Music Magazine, October 2006

Vivek Maddala’s score for “Wild Oranges” spins a wonderfully melodious emotional tapestry through a film that in many places becomes something wholly different with the addition of this new score.

Maddala’s gift for melody is apparent throughout the film as he creates a combination of character and situation-driven themes; but he never rests on the clichés in style or substance that befall so many composers who tend to imitate, rather than create film scores. Indeed, this music is a creation—a new creation—from the very beginning. Maddala constructs an eclectic score that defies categorization, but always delivers.

The score combines melodies--some more traditional, some more modern in tonality--with a scoring style that provides both a sense of momentum through the longer scenes, and a sense of pause at selected points as the story unfolds, creating chapters at appropriate points in the film. Often at the end of a chapter, rather than finality, we are left with suspense and sense of foreboding of what might or might not happen next—all done with a contemporary flair. Maddala’s liberal use of 20th-century harmony throughout the score gives the film a remarkable feeling, highlighting the mixed emotions we see in the characters in the film.

Among the scenes where music plays a critical role is one where John takes Millie on his sailboat and for the first time Millie feels a sense of freedom and life that she had not experienced before during her rural upbringing--and the music beautifully (but not obviously) plays Millie’s excitement and childlike wonder as she finds the magic and freedom of the open sea. But as Millie discovers how big the open sea really is and becomes frightened of the sheer scope of the unknown, Maddala’s score plays the part of an unseen character, helping the audience make an effective transition as Millie’s feelings of wonder and awe are overtaken by her long-held fears and anxieties. As an overwhelmed Millie descends into a mental abyss of fear, Maddala’s modernistic score highlights her emotions just enough to unveil the true depth of her feelings without distracting the viewer or overplaying the scene.

Toward the end of the film, Maddala very effectively deals with a type of scene that too often is scored obviously and predictably: a fight scene. Watching the scene without music, it almost seems comical; but clearly the filmmaker had no intention of portraying humor as John and the insane man-boy Nicholas engage in a battle for the fearful Millie. As the film cuts between the men fighting and Millie trying to free herself from Nicholas’ bindings, the music never falls back to obviousness and predictability. Instead it plays the emotions of the characters—the frightened but brave Millie; John defending the one women he finally dares to love; and the blind, primitive rage of Nicholas. Rather than playing “the action” as so many composers would choose to, Maddala’s choice to play the twisting, roiling emotions of the characters using fresh harmony and even dissonance draws the viewer in at every turn, transforming the long fight sequence into a modernistic expose of the rage, fear, and love that drive the characters to act.

Maddala’s “Wild Oranges” takes a small orchestra (whose players are often acting more as soloists than ensemble players), mixes in a healthy amount of modern dissonance and memorable themes, and seasons the mix with a liberal dose of jazz stylings to create a truly unforgettable and uniquely contemporary score for this classic film.

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ABOUT THE COMPOSER

"Vivek's artistic vision is striking, cinematic, and beautiful..."
-Tom Karsch, Turner Entertainment

Vivek Maddala is a national award-winning composer and multi-instrumental performer. His music blends melodic symphony writing with syncopated jazz idioms and ethnic textures--from 19th-Century Romanticism to Afro-Cuban, modern rock to French Impressionism--resulting in an emotive frenzy of percussion, brass, woodwinds, and strings.

In 2000, at the age of 26, Vivek won the first Grand Prize in the national Young Film Composers Competition and he was invited to study in the prestigious ASCAP Film Scoring program two years later. In July of 2002, Vivek was one of five composers featured in TCM’s Tribute to Great American Composers. In October of 2006, Vivek served as the guest conductor for the Third Angle New Music Ensemble, performing his work as part of their 2006-2007 concert season.

Vivek’s film scoring background has been diverse: over the past six years, he has composed and orchestrated several acclaimed music scores for Turner Classic Movies, ranging from his 74-minute dramatic Ace of Hearts (2000) score, to his 90-minute lush score for the Greta Garbo film, The Mysterious Lady (2002); he composed the anthemic score for The Flag (2002), and the 80-minute orchestral score for the Marion Davies comedy, The Patsy (2004); recently, Vivek began scoring the restoration of Alfred Hitchcock’s, The Ring.

Independent films have become a primary medium for Vivek’s music: he composed the Indian-influenced rock score for Equation (2002); the jazz-infused romantic score for Martha's Bakery (2003); and a unique brand of Carnatic Indian music for Gidoo's Cosmic Crisis (2005). In the past year, Vivek completed scores for Omar & Fiona (2005), Moon Chasing (2005), Mother (2005), Portland at Play (2006), Catch Up (2006), and Grasshopper (2006)--all containing Vivek’s signature sound. In addition to film work, Vivek has written music for national TV spots as well as songs for pop/rock and jazz-fusion CD releases. Further, his music has been featured in news stories by NPR, the Associated Press, CNN, Variety, and Entertainment Tonight.

When scoring films, Vivek goes beyond the primary functions of movie music--i.e., of supplementing and strengthening the visual and emotional components. He speaks with his own personal style, his own musical voice. He supplies a product that is not just background music, but that characterizes and frames the pictures--above all, serving the dramatic vision of the director. Elegant musical motifs, careful orchestration, and a wealth of instrumentation all combine to give Vivek's music a distinctive flavor that moves gracefully between tradition and innovation; with equal parts euphoria and introspection; frantic while elegant; drunken yet precise; and utterly human.


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David (Vancouver Canada)

A bit dark, a bit daring
Very nice work... I came searching for "The Patsy" soundtrack, and ordered "Wild Oranges" on faith, having enjoyed "The Patsy" so much... I wasn't disappointed. A bit dark, and bit daring... modern (I haven't seen it with the accompanying film) but I'm sure it is as magical a fit with "Wild Oranges" as his other work on silent films.