Milan Records today announces the release of BARDO (SOUNDTRACK FROM THE NETFLIX FILM), an album of music from five-time Academy Award®-winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s latest film by BRYCE DESSNER andALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU. Available Friday, December 9, the album features an original score co-composed by Dessner and Iñárritu to accompany the profoundly moving journey of a Mexican journalist and filmmaker returning to his native country. The project is the latest collaboration between Dessner and Iñárritu, the duo having previously worked together on The Revenant soundtrack in 2015.
Of the soundtrack’s inception, composer BRYCE DESSNER says, “Early in the process of Bardo and before shooting began, Alejandro and I began talking about what the music for the film could sound like. What might the melody of the film be? What sounds would we hear in the world of Bardo?
We started exchanging ideas, including field recordings and melodies Alejandro would whistle to himself, first on scouting locations and later on set as he began to shoot the film. These fragments of melodic ideas along with the sketches I had begun making would start to take seed and grow into the vast musical landscape that envelopes the film. Eventually we met in Los Angeles to work directly as we finished the details of each composition.”