a film by Suzanne D. Johnson
This was the first film I composed music for with the ever so talented Suzanne Johnson.
The subject is the modernist/minimalist achitect of the desert, Al Beadle. His work is conceptual and practical. I walked through some of his buildings while preparing for this film. I found them profoundly beautiful.
Al Beadle was a gruff, opiniated man with a shock of white hair and beard. One of his builders called him "Darth Santa".
His passion spread to music. He played jazz piano. Sort of a Brubeck kind of guy.
Suzanne chose me to compose the music for this film because I had a full, rich sounding jazzy tune on my demo. I guest she knew if I could "swing", I could create the music that would serve beadlearchitecture.
My score employs piano, bass and drums. It explores the timings and timbres of the jazz Al Beadle loved.