The original soundtrack for the motion picture “Eyes of a Beginner”, distinguishes itself for its interesting fusion of "Western" instruments (such as orchestral, guitar, drums, and synthesizers) and the cultural contexts of Japanese, Balinese, Indian, and Nepalese music. This unique musical amalgamation was achieved through composer Thomas Marland’s western musical background; his studies in world music; and an integration of manipulated samples that were recorded by director Rob Beare during filming “Eyes of a Beginner”.
As a whole, the soundtrack is a musical reflection of the enlightening journey one experiences when watching “Eyes of a Beginner”. We hope you enjoy this soundtrack as much as Thomas had enjoyed making it.
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Thomas Marland is a Sydney based composer who has scored for a variety of international film and TV projects. Compositionally, his versatility encompasses a wide range of styles (contemporary, classical, acousmatic, spatial, popular, jazz, etc.), though is predominantly an electronic composer, with a strong interest in integrating acoustic and electroacoustic mediums for composition. Past projects include the feature length film “Eyes of a Beginner”, (based in Vancouver, Canada), as well the short films “How To Destroy the Internet”, and “I Danced With the Devil”. In addition, Marland is also an instrumentalist, with 12 years of practice in piano, guitar and percussion.
Marland’s compositions have been performed internationally, including “Revelation Hike” by well-renowned Canadian pianist, Roger Admiral, as well as “Iota – For Tuba And Live Electronics”, by Jy-Perry Banks.