Dario Marianelli's Everest
Varèse Sarabande has released the score for Everest,
digitally and on CD. The album features the original
music composed by Dario Marianelli.
"My initial instinctive approach to the score, which our
director, Baltasar Kormákur, liked and encouraged me
to follow, was to have a calling voice, a distant siren
call," explained Marianelli. "It is at the same time a voice
that represents the ancient goddess-like mountain, but
also a luring and irresistable calling to one's own destiny."
Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encontered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.
"The opposite point of the musical compass is the 'conquering' attitude of the mountaineers, a kind of macho, gogetting approach to nature," Marianelli continued, "which is reflected in a much more propulsive, percussive and energetic musical idiom."
Available digitally and on CD from Varèse Sarabande and Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.