Saturday, 05 April 2014 00:00

Laura Karpman Scores “The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden”

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Yesterday (April 4) marked the theatrical opening of Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine’s The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden.” According to IMDb.com, “Darwin meets Hitchcock” in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. The Galapagos Affair “is a gripping tale of idealistic dreams gone awry, set in the brutal yet alluring landscape of the Galapagos Islands.”

With voice-over performances by Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, and many more “the film skillfully interweaves an unsolved murder with stories of present day Galapagos pioneers.” Its score is comprised of original music written by Emmy Award Winning composer Laura Karpman.Laura Karpman

After receiving a doctorate under the tutelage of Milton Babbitt from Julliard and being named as one of the “most important women in Hollywood” by Variety, Karpman now teaches film music at UCLA. The versatile composer has worked in every genre from science fiction to children’s, to video games, and has even scored political campaigns.

She brings her special talent to Galapagos with a score featuring chromatic didgeridoo, classical violin, flamenco guitar, analog sound design, orchestral strings, bamboo flute, melodia, tuned, un-tuned and prepared piano, as well as a host of other sounds to create a “newly rendered electronic soundscape” within which the film lives.

The album was released on Art Farm West Records (a label co-founded by Karpman) and is available on iTunes as well as CDbaby. You can keep up with Karpman’s latest projects on her website, and read more about the film in the New York Times review, or on IMDb.Com!

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