Ambient score for the short, ‘Magda’, written and directed by Raisah Ahmed and produced by Karen O’Hare. Set in the space of one afternoon, Magda is a short film that explores the breakdown of a relationship. As Magda and Haris pack up the life they once had a wave of history, feelings and regret crashes over everything. From racial tension to the loss of a child we see a couple fighting a truth that can’t be denied.
The concept behind this score was to subvert the standard orchestral mock-up approach used in many low-budget scores. Following recording sessions with violist Nichola Kerr, the audio takes were manipulated and treated to form a shifting soundscape reminiscent of synthesised scores, ambient and post-rock music.