Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
23 Tracks – 00:56:53
on Sony Music Australia
Available Date & Time: Feb 2, 2017 – 4:00PM ET
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Sony Classical proudly announces the release of VEERAM (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), featuring music by American composer Jeff Rona. The soundtrack is available worldwide digitally on January 27th.
Veeram is a cinematic adaptation of William Shakespeare’s dark tragedy Macbeth and is told in the backdrop of the ancient martial culture of Kerala. Directed by internationally acclaimed director Jayaraj, Veeram touches on the themes of greed, lust, cruelty, and betrayal through the heart wrenching and eternal story by one of the world’s most celebrated playwrights.
Dubbed the magnum opus of writer and director Jayaraj, Veeram is next in line of his Navarasa series, with the promise of an epic cinematic experience. Featuring film artists and technicians from several countries, Veeram was shot in three languages – English, Hindi and Malayalam. A culmination of creative grandeur and technological prowess, the film will combine the enigma of Kerala martial arts with the immortality of Shakespearian tragedy to lift the art of filmmaking to a whole new dimension.
The score to Veeram is equally ambitious and epic. Moving between grand orchestral themes and deeply emotional elements, the soundtrack brings together modern and traditional sounds and ideas. It tells the story not only of the conflict between the characters, but the conflict within each character.
ABOUT JEFF RONA
Jeff Rona is a contemporary film composer and recording artist. The youngest son of European immigrants, he studied music, art & photography, but left school behind to pursue a life in music. Early on he composed scores for dance, theater, galleries, experimental films and contemporary concert venues around the world before becoming an in-demand studio musician, arranger, sound designer, synthesist and music programmer in Los Angeles & New York, most notably with Philip Glass on several film and live projects and with film composer Hans Zimmer. He has scored dozens of film and television projects with directors like Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, Wong Kar-wai, Robert Altman, Steven Soderbergh, Mark Pellington, Stephen Hopkins, Jonathan Demme, Frank Darabont and many others. He has also scored several video games including the epic God of War 3, Tencent’s Asura and contributed tracks to Far Cry 4. He is a two time recipient of the ASCAP film and television music award. He composed for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Prior to becoming an established composer, he was closely involved in a number of creative & technical aspects of electronic music and was a guest speaker on technology and creativity at the TED Conference. Jeff chronicled his experiences in the film music world in his popular book The Reel World.
Among his album projects he recorded and performed as a member of Jon Hassell’s highly regarded group. He co-composed and produced the acclaimed “City-Works Of Fiction” album which toured and performed with Brian Eno. Jeff was a guest remix artist for famed NPR station KCRW. In addition to his album work with Hassell, his music is also on the critically praised world-beat ‘Transplanet’ series on Triloka Records, the electronica compilation ‘Leaves From The Tree’, and on ‘Elysium For the Brave’, with singer Azam Ali. He has a solo album of ambient electronic music coming later this year.