INSIGHT (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

INSIGHT (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Director Ken Zheng, Livi Zheng

Music by Sid De La Cruz

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Jian (Ken Zheng) is a counter terrorism agent who blends his skills as a martial artist and clairvoyant to bring the world’s most nefarious individuals to justice. This lone wolf is is forced to make an unexpected detour to Los Angeles upon receipt of the devastating news of a cover up surrounding his brother’s alleged suicide. With the reluctant help of LAPD detectives, Abby (Madeline Zima), Carl (Tony Todd), and Captain Duke (Keith David), the unlikely group become involved in the investigation. Jian and Abby fight against a high-tech criminal (Sean Patrick Flanery) looking to exploit the brother’s gifts in his own quest to power.

Les musiques de film d’action sont difficiles et souvent se borne a de l’habillage. Il y a eu les grands James Bond, dont on ne retient que le thème d’entrée et de fermeture de Lalo Shiffrin, il y a de grand absent, car c’est une musique qui épouse l’image a défaut d’épouser la musique elle-même. Le cinéma américain est exigeant et des compositeurs exige plus du Sound Design que du contenu mélodique. Il est un des compositeurs qui s’exerce au style avec panache : Sid de la Cruz. Dans une modestie qui n’appartient qu’a lieu, Sid est un de ces fabricant de magie et d’intemporalité. Sur le film INSIGHT, il a eu le courage du thème original, la palette du design et le regard de construire une bande originale, digne de ce nom. Il y a de la recherche, de l’innovation, les sounds, les thèmes. Sid De La Cruz a mis beaucoup de lui-même pour trouver le bon ton, le bon son.
Ecoutez et re écoutez Insight.
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Director’s Statement on Insight’s Original Soundtrack  

Statement from Livi Zheng & Ken Zheng Insight is a movie that includes several different cultures and also a story with elements of science fiction.  Therefore, it was impossible to imagine Insight without interweaving several different genres and categories of music. The instrumentals that augmented Insight’s story were heavy on electronic synths, strings, brass and percussion. I choose these musical scores to fit with the diverse martial arts styles of action scenes.  We even used special compositions to highlight our use of drones and other modern weapons as props in the movie. In the Warehouse Fight Club scene, staged in an underground caged fight in China, the music not only included the strings and brass but also the Guzheng, a traditional Chinese instrument.  In theJian in Syria scenewe used instruments such as the Qanun, Riq, Darbuka, & Zil to reflect the local culture of the scene while remaining authentic. The soundtrack of Insight matches these scenes of the movie as an audio and visual is a journey through the world.

Sid De La Cruz, Composer

The score for Insight was fun to create. It’s a hybrid of orchestral and synth instruments. This is a bit different from my other scores in that it was requested not to use any woodwinds. Also, there were some cues where high strings were not used as well. I had to be creative and think of other ways to approach the music. Because the film deals with an element of science fiction, I feel that electronic instruments suit the film very well and help tell the story from the side of science fiction. Several of the cues tie in with photography of the film. For instance, in the track, “Apartment Fight”, some of the fighting leads to the kitchen. In the score, there are metallic instruments that help simulate kitchenware, pots, pans, silverware, etc. In the track, “Jian in Syria”, uses Middle Eastern melodic and percussive instruments are introduced and take and help contribute to the action music.

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