I was driving home from a shoot the other day, listening to Radio 4. A rare technical fault took the talk off air for 20 seconds or so, and while they re-established order, they played some strains of a piece which has always stired my emotions. Barber’s ‘Adagio for Strings’. Immediately swallowed by the music, I realised I had forgotten its majesty and incredible beauty.
I had to play this for Jake this morning…he listened and he said ‘it is definitely that part in a film where someone makes a sacrifice and everyone else survives because he kept hold of the rope and was left behind…and then eaten my a bear’. I guess that epic element is what makes it so popular for film theme music…and I can see that completely.
Its different to me though. I think to me the music sounds like life. How life is for every one of us. Balancing and striving. A rare and beautiful struggle. Have a listen and see what it means for you.
- posted by Ria Mishaal