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Brian McBride


The Effective Disconnect

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october 25, 2010

From Brian McBride: When George and Myriam approached me to compose for their film they suggested I concentrate on four different themes: the gloriousness of the bees, the endurance and hardships of traditional beekeepers, pesticides and the holistic nature of non-industrial agriculture. I was especially intrigued with the idea of combining some of their mournful aspirations with something more serene. Composing began in May of 2009. I had decided to start fresh not using anything that I had already recorded. Preparing the music for the film, I knew that I needed to provide more built-in changes in the structure of the pieces to give George and Myriam more flexibility. As I worked, I purposely distanced myself from the more continuous architecture employed in my previous recordings in favor of several mini-suites. In the thinking about the music, I hoped that the pieces would do justice to the “gloriousness of the bees” theme, striving for a more overt hopeful quality. But old traditions die-hard and the hopeful side of the music was eventually more subsumed by the lamentable.

I should also mention that if you have seen the film, this record will not contain all the music used and scored for this film.

I am incredibly honored to be a part of this project even if the final compositions turned out to be more appropriate for a different and more forlorn film. I know you have a lot to think about in this world but if you care about food or the world around us, you deserve to at least consider the arguments within this honest and real piece of film-making.

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Brian McBride

The Effective Disconnect



Brian McBride

The Effective Disconnect



  1. Mélodrames Télégraphiés (in B major 7th) Part 1
  2. Mélodrames Télégraphiés (in B major 7th) Part 2
  3. Girl Nap
  4. Several Tries (in an Unelevated Style)
  5. Supposed Essay on the Piano (B major piano Adagietto)
  6. Toil Theme Part 1
  7. Toil Theme Part 2
  8. Toil Theme Part 3
  9. Beekeepers vs Warfare Chemicals
  10. I Know That You Don't Like the Future Like I Do
  11. Chamber Minuet