Emile Mosseri’s score to The Last Black Man in San Francisco is one of the most critically-acclaimed film scores of the year! As we head into the year’s end, Lakeshore Records invites you to experience Emile’s “exuberant and poetic” (NPR) composition in context with the film. In collaboration with the film’s director Joe Talbot, Emile shares how he rose to the occasion to deliver a score which “shares the pulse of the film” (Under The Radar).
For your consideration, watch the brand new video interview to get an intimate portrait of his masterful collaboration with the film’s director, Joe Talbot. See critic reviews at the jump.
There are several heavy themes running throughout The Last Black Man in San Francisco, but some of the most poignant moments are wordless, ethereal imagery set to a heart-achingly beautiful score. – Bernardo Boo, PopMatters
“A 21st century riff on the iconic music that Philip Glass wrote for ‘Koyaanisqatsi’.” – IndieWire
“Bolstered by a score from composer Emile Mosseri, whose stirring pieces add depth to moments” – Pitchfork
Emile Mosseri’s score, too, is gorgeous – both swooning and elegiac. – Clarisse Loughrey, The Independent
Emile Mosseri’s exemplary original score – swelling horns and complementary strings – adds timeless ambience to sweeping images of a city that never fully escapes the maritime haze. – Donald Clarke, The Irish Times
This unique and heartfelt score composed by Emile Mosseri is unlike anything else I’ve heard this year. It’s a nod toward traditional pencil and paper small ensemble scoring that doesn’t reek of a computer’s influence. – ScoreKeeper, Birth.Movies.Death