Mychael Danna

Life of Pi [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Composer Mychael Danna (Capote, Little Miss Sunshine) skillfully spins out a lustrous sheen of Eastern mysticism and old-school silver screen sentimentality for his third collaboration with director Ang Lee, a film adaptation of author Yann Martel's cosmic zoological fantasy fable Life of Pi. Largely orchestral, with only a smattering of the electronic elements that he has used in the past, Danna sets the pieces in motion early on with the lovely "Pi's Lullaby," which introduces the work's most affecting and predominant melody, one that is revisited in various shapes and forms throughout the film. Working in traditional instrumentation from the protagonist's native India, while maintaining an accessible, emotional center, Danna stays true to the story's spiritual underpinnings, resulting in a moving yet unassuming score that supports the film's lush visuals without resorting to bombast.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Life of Pi
1 03:45 Amazon
2 03:39 Amazon
3 01:12 Amazon
4 01:52 Amazon
5 01:13 Amazon
6 00:55 Amazon
7 00:54 Amazon
8 01:07 Amazon
9 00:55 Amazon
10 01:22 Amazon
11 00:49 Amazon
12 02:51 Amazon
13 00:33 Amazon
14 03:46 Amazon
15 02:11 Amazon
16 02:18 Amazon
17 02:16 Amazon
18 02:04 Amazon
19 00:49 Amazon
20 01:23 Amazon
21 01:37 Amazon
22 04:32 Amazon
23 03:44 Amazon
24 03:22 Amazon
25 02:00 Amazon
26 08:21 Amazon
27 04:04 Amazon
28 02:05 Amazon
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