San Francisco, CA (November 19, 2014)—San Francisco’s Studio Trilogy hosted scoring sessions for Brujo, director Glenn Mack’s feature directorial debut, including a drum and cello rendering of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” by PC Muñoz.
Mack’s Brujo is currently in post-production with scoring sessions recorded at Studio Trilogy by chief engineer/co-manager Justin Lieberman. “It was PC Muñoz who suggested Trilogy,” commented Mack. “He’s done a lot of work there and our sessions for the film were terrific, absolutely top-of-the-line.”
San Francisco-based PC Muñoz is known for productions that stretch the boundaries of classical, funk, hip-hop and the avant-garde. Mack had been using a classical recording of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” as a temp score for the film and went to Muñoz for a new recording. “When I do interpretations, I always pretty much radically reimagine them,” explained Muñoz. “I said I’d like to do something completely different, almost render it in a jazzy style. I suggested to him that we do a drum set and cello rendering.”
Muñoz met at Trilogy with former Kronos Quartet cellist Jeanrenaud. “We brought Joan in, had a brief discussion about it. We talked a little bit about switching the time signatures and the kind of pulse it would have. Fortunately, for that session, Glenn was there. He’s super great to work with, just wanted to make sure that the vibe was right for his picture.”
Muñoz describes the session: “We had the picture there on the big screen and just ran through the different ideas that we had for the arrangement until we landed on something, especially in terms of the drums, because obviously, there are no tracks of drums on the original Vivaldi. I had to figure out a way to make it rhythmically cool, and also useful for the scene, and something that Glenn would dig. We just sat there and knocked out a few takes.”