Charlie's Supersonic Glider (Original Soundtrack)
Charlie’s is a cruel world. As a baby, he was the only survivor of a horrible car wreck that killed his mother. His Father – once a hero, now an angry drunk – has blamed Charlie ever since. This film depicts the dynamic contrast between a very real, very brutal Father/Son relationship, and the wondrous and beautiful world that exists within a little boy’s imagination.
Director Kate Maberly was adamant her coming-of-age story had to feature the orchestra in all its glory. The lead character might be a young boy, but his personal story and struggles are bigger than life. The score had to portray grandeur, ingenuity, curiosity, and hope, while at the same time convey the innocence of childhood. To that extent, it features haunting trumpet solos as well as bigger than life piano solos. Mechanical elements such as clocks, mallet instruments, and metallic percussions underscore the boy’s passion for everything technical. The orchestra was recorded in Macedonia, with the FAME’S Project.
Composed, Orchestrated, and Produced by Jerome Leroy
Trumpet Solos Performed by Niv Toar
Piano Performed by Jerome Leroy
Strings Performed by The Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra, F.A.M.E.’s Project, Skopje (Macedonia)
Conductor: Oleg Kondratenko
Recording Engineer: Giorgi Hristovski
Pro Tools Engineer: Boban Apostolov
Stage Managers: Riste Trajkovski, Evtim Ristov
Score Mixed by Matt Ward
Mixed at Momentum RLP Studios, Santa Monica, CA
Scoring Assistants: Justin Thompson, Mary Webster
Mastered by Patricia Sullivan, Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood
Album Art Direction: Javier Burgos
Thanks to Kate Maberly, David Lugliani, Pascal Guyon, and Sarah Kovacs; Aude Nassieu Maupas, Laurent Kopitz, Niv Toar, and all the musicians involved in creating this score; the tireless Momentum support team; and Jack Doutt and Pat Sullivan at Bernie Grundman Mastering. With utmost gratitude to Jean-Baptiste, Perrine and Joachim.
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