On September 18th, Varèse Sarabande released the Score for ‘EVEREST’ digitally and on CD. The original music is composed by Oscar-Winner Dario Marianelli (‘ATONEMENT,’ ‘THE BOXTROLLS’).
Everest tells the story of the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain. It documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered. The epic adventure has an all-star cast, including Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Here is the Track-List from the Score:
1. The Call (3:11)
2. Setting Off from Kathmandu (1:16)
3. First Trek: Base Camp (2:30)
4. Arriving at the Temple (Performed by The Monks of Tharig Monastery) (1:01)
5. The Lowdown (2:36)
6. A Close Shave (3:25)
7. Starting The Ascent (3:06)
8. To Camp Four (2:09)
9. Someone Loves Us (1:56)
10. Summit (4:57)
11. Time Runs Out (6:58)
12. Lost (2:23)
13. Last Words (2:58)
14. Beck Gets Up (2:55)
15. Chopper Rescue (2:20)
16. Epilogue (5:11)
Below you can listen to a preview of the Score –
Marianelli explains his creative process, and how it was composed in two distinctive ways; “My initial instinctive approach to the score, which our director, Baltasar Kormákur, liked and encouraged me to follow, was to have a calling voice, a distant siren call. It is, at the same time, a voice that represents the ancient goddess-like mountain, but also a luring and irresistible calling to one’s own destiny.”
The second side of his approach focused on the climbers themselves; “The opposite point of the musical compass is the ‘conquering’ attitude of the mountaineers, a kind of macho, go-getting approach to nature, which is reflected in a much more propulsive, percussive and energetic musical idiom.”
The film itself will be released on September 25th Worldwide in standard format, 3D and IMAX 3D.