ALFA#5_ Inheritance

~ for Flutes, Clarinets, Violin, Violoncello, Accordion & Electronics • 2'24"

Along with the release of the soundtrack of Laura Davis and Jessica Kaye's feature film INHERITANCE, here is a visually stunning excerpt whose music includes flutes, clarinets, violin, violoncello, accordion and electronics. The soundtrack is built around three basic musical elements, roughly associated with the three main characters and their relationships with one another: long daunting textures, chaotic sparkles, and non-pitched percussion. Only the lowest notes of the accordion are used here to provide a grainy quality to the texture.

In this specific moment, two main characters — Mara and Aaron — attend what was supposed to be her father's birthday but ends up being a memorial gathering a few days after he unexpectedly passes away. For this purpose, compared to the original release, the music has been brought up in the mix.

The film is available on iTunes and Amazon. The soundtrack is available on iTunes and Amazon, and Spotify.

About the directors:


Laura E. Davis, writer/director — Laura is a writer/director and currently a Michener Fellow in screenwriting at UT-Austin. She also works as a consultant on Quadrangle, a pilot in development at HBO. She wrote and directed the award-winning feature Thin Air, which played at festivals domestically and internationally. Other projects include Coup de Grâce, a short film starring Sarita Choudhury (Homeland), and a documentary on HIV/AIDS activism in Paris. In 2012, she directed the music video Light My Way for the beloved L.A. band Lavender Diamond.

Jessica Kaye, writer/director/actor (Mara) — Jessica is a Los Angeles based writer/director and actor. As an actress she has appeared on stage, tv and film. Favorite roles include Nina, The Seagull; Miss Julie, Miss Julie; Portia, Merchant of Venice, Charlotte Corday, Marat/Sade; and Maud/Victoria, Cloud Nine. She has directed several short films including Shortage, executive produced by James Franco, the award winning documentary, Fabian Debora, A Life for Art, and 'Til Death, a short film for Google Glass. Jessica is a recent graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she was awarded the Samuel and Lorenza Gary Memorial Award and the Harold C Lloyd Scholarship.


About the players:

Sandy Hughes, flutes — a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra since 2012, Sandy enjoys a varied career as an orchestral, chamber, and studio recording musician. She has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Colorado Symphony, and Pageant of the Masters Orchestra. A Fulbright Grant Recipient and twice a fellow at Tanglewood, Sandy received degrees from both the Hartt and Manhattan Schools of Music.
Andrew Lowy, clarinets — originally from Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, Andrew is the 2nd/e-flat clarinetist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He previously served for four seasons as principal clarinet of the North Carolina Symphony.
Elizabeth Bacher, violin — a graduate of The Juilliard School and recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, Elizabeth has performed in various international settings such as the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Academia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Carnegie Hall, and the Konzerthaus in Berlin. She has also been featured on radio shows in the United States and abroad as a violinist and pianist.
Armen Ksajikian, violoncello — since 1976 Armen has worked with Mstislav Rostropovich, Luciano Pavarotti, Miklos Rozsa, John Cage, Henry Mancini, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Randy Newman, Gustavo Dudamel, Chick Corea, Academy Awards, Duke Ellington Orchestra. Armen has appeared as a soloist with the Hollywood Bowl & Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra where he holds the position of the Associate Principal since 2000.
All instruments have been recorded at Sonic Screwdriver studios in Los Angeles by Todd Winmill.