Carter Burwell

Carter Burwell

Carter Burwell creates film scores and other stuff, much of which is listed under projects.

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Carter Burwell's most recently released score is to the HBO mini-series Olive Kitteridge, starring Fran McDormand and Richard Jenkins, directed by Lisa Cholodenko.

He recently completed four scores to films that will be released later in 2015. Todd Haynes' film Carol is based on the book by Patricia Highsmith and stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Mr. Holmes is directed by Bill Condon and stars Ian McKellen as an aging Sherlock Holmes. Anomalisa is an animated film adaptation of a play that Charlie Kaufman wrote (under the pen name Francis Fregoli) for the Theater of the New Ear project. It stars David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tom Noonan. And Legend is written and directed by Brian Helgeland (with whom I worked on A Knight's Tale), and stars Tom Hardy and Emily Browning.

He's currently working on The Family Fang, directed by Jason Bateman, with a screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire, based on the book by Kevin Wilson. Starring Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman, Christopher Walken. It tells the story of two kids who spent their childhood participating in the performance art projects of their parents, an experience thatleft them at sea as adults. When their parents disappear, they must decide whether to pursue the mystery - which may just be another art piece - or to take it as an opportunity to leave their childhood behind.



Above is video of a 90-minute discussion entitled "Art of the Score" between Carter Burwell, Alec Baldwin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen and neuroscientist Aniruddh Patel, sponsored by the World Science Festival and the New York Philharmonic.

Radio Burwell plays a random playlist of Burwell compositions. The current playlist includes about a dozen pieces that aren't available anywhere else, such as live performances.