Welcome to The Body.
Here you will find information on Carter Burwell and his work.
There are links to projects, many of which offer the opportunity to buy or download recordings. You'll also find descriptions of works-in-progress and plans for the future.
For answers to many questions, especially regarding film scoring, please see the FAQ.
What is the Body?
The Body is a corporate entity which produces Carter Burwell's work.
The Body is a composing, recording and mixing studio.
The Body is a record company which released the soundtrack to the film Kinsey.
What is new?
The Radio Burwell feature has returned. If you click the Radio button at the bottom of any screen it will open a web player that randomly plays three hundred of Carter's pieces, including otherwise unavailable recordings such as live performances and unreleased tracks.
The shooting of Joel Coen's version of Macbeth was interrupted early in 2020 by the pandemic, but production has been completed and Carter is well into writing the score. We plan to record a small orchestra in New York in March, which will be interesting with the pandemic ongoing.
The Morning Show is shooting its second season for Apple TV+. They had started production at the beginning of the year, then stopped because of the pandemic.
Carter's other recent projects:
On May 29 Netflix began streaming Space Force, created by Greg Daniels and Steve Carrell, starring Carrell and John Malkovich. The series has been renewed for a second season.
Missing Link, the stop-motion animated film from Laika, opened in April, 2019. It won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Film of 2019. The soundtrack album is availabe from Lakeshore Records.
The latest film from the Coen Brothers, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, is streaming on Netflix and the soundtrack album is available from Milan Records.
The Brussels Philharmonic has recorded a collection of Carter Burwell's orchestral scores, available on CD, download and streaming.
Carter Burwell was interviewed in 2016 by Jeffrey Brown for PBS NewsHour. You can view the seven minute video above.
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.
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