A Winged Victory For The Sullen, the modern classical / ambient duo composed of Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie, will release a brand new original film score for the French thriller, Iris, directed by Jalil Lespert and starring Romain Duris and Charlotte Le Bon.
The Iris recording sessions began with their long time sound collaborator Francesco Donadello in the form of some modular synth sessions in Berlin. The final sessions to what is now the score of Iris were recorded with a 40-piece string orchestra at Magyar Radio in Budapest.
In a joint statement, here’s what A Winged Victory For The Sullen had to say about their resulting score:
“Despite A Winged Victory For The Sullen being associated with film score type music, trying to survive the process of creating the modern film score is not for people with fragile egos. It requires those who are the most responsive to change. The director and the film presented a new set of challenges, so we decided to stop thinking about cinema as an object, and moved closer to using the film’s images as triggers for experiences. The more we were able to let go, and see the music as something that happens, like a process – not a quality, the more we were able to reach a place that sounded like us. It was as if we were making our first record all over again, except being filtered through another language littered with dead metaphors”