CLOSED CIRCUIT Original Soundtrack Now Available
Releasing today digitally on Back Lot Music is Music From the Motion Picture Closed Circuit. The album features 14 new cues by composer Joby Talbot (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy). Focus Features releases the movie across the country on Wednesday, August 28 th.
The international suspense thriller is a Focus Features presentation of a Working Title production, and stars Eric Bana (Hanna) and Golden Globe Award nominee Rebecca Hall. In Closed Circuit, a high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly binds together two ex-lovers (Bana and Hall) on the defense team testing the limits of their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy. The movie, which also stars Julia Stiles and Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent, is directed by John Crowley (Is Anybody There?) and written by Steve Knight (Eastern Promises).
Joby Talbot's compositional aesthetic threads through classical and concert works, projects with choreographers, and scores for television and film. In his first collaboration with Closed Circuit director John Crowley, he composed the score for the feature Is Anybody There?, starring Michael Caine.
Mr. Talbot studied composition privately with Brian Elias while attending University of London Royal Holloway and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Brian Dennis and Simon Bainbridge, respectively. On the concert platform, he has composed for major orchestras, soloists, and vocal groups. Works for large ensembles have included the trumpet concerto Desolation Wilderness, for Alison Balsom and the RLPO; Tide Harmonic, for the Orchestre National de Lille, which was a collaboration with choreographer Carolyn Carlson; and the 60-minutea cappella choral work Path of Miracles, for Nigel Short's Tenebrae choir.
BBC Proms commissioned his madrigal The Wishing Tree, for The King's Singers; Sneaker Wave, for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales; and an arrangement of Purcell's Chacony in G Minor for the BBC Symphony Orchestra. As an arranger, Mr. Talbot has worked with musicians including Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Air, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Neil Hannon and The Divine Comedy (for and with whom he also wrote and performed), Travis, and Ute Lemper, as well as with record producer Nigel Godrich.