Taking inspiration from European composers like Michael Nyman and Georges Delerue, Mosseri “romanticized” the city with its own impressionistic identity — swirling woodwinds, shivering strings and regal brass. – Tim Greiving, Los Angeles Times
“The movie was a composer’s dream,” said Emile Mosseri of working on The Last Black Man in San Francisco. The Los Angeles Times profiles the score by Mosseri and digs into the modern-day fairy tale aspect of the Indie Spirit and Gotham Award-nominated film in collaboration with Director Joe Talbot. Read the feature now at Los Angeles Times in which Mosseri also talks about recording with a 25-string orchestra to bring about a big, classic score.
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The Last Black Man In San Francisco – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is available now on digital, vinyl and CD on Lakeshore Records.
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.
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
With the release of The Last Black Man in San Francisco soundtrack on vinyl and DVD, our resident vinyl guru Tony Giles had a chance to catch up with the film’s composer, Emile Mosseri! Sit back and take in this intimate interview now at Birth.Movies.Death about the score that critics have heralded as one of the year’s best!
If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to join us for The Last Black Man in San Francisco vinyl release celebration at Amoeba San Francisco! The film’s composer Emile Mosseri, Director Joe Talbot and star Jimmie Fails will be on hand to sign your soundtrack vinyl, DVD and Blu-ray purchases! Be sure to buy your vinyl, DVD or Blu-ray at the store to get into the signing line, so arrive early. Details below.
“Haunting, elegiac story“ – New York Times
“A 21st century riff on the iconic music that Philip Glass wrote for ‘Koyaanisqatsi’.” – IndieWire
The Last Black Man in San Francisco — Original Motion Picture Soundtrackvinyl releases October 18 on Lakeshore Records.
Mosseri rose to the occasion to deliver a score that shares the pulse of the film, assuming its life force. – Under The Radar
When was the last time a film score continued to haunt you long after you’ve seen the movie? Charles Steinberg at Under The Radar talks to Emile Mosseri about his The Last Black Man in San Francisco score, saying “it feels like it sprung full bloom into the story, organically becoming part of the emotional fabric.” Read the full story now at Under The Radar.