Yuanfen (Original Soundtrack)
Yuanfen is a heartwarming tale of adoption as seen through a child’s eyes. Inspired by student director Amanda Sparso’s personal story, Yuanfen takes us through the beautiful yet emotional journey of a young infant who will travel thousands of miles from her birthplace in China to her adoptive parents in the United States.
The film metaphorically depicts the caregiver who will accompany the baby girl along her journey as a warm and comforting panda bear, musically represented by a solo cello performed by Michelle Packman. The baby girl’s journey is at first underscored by a Dizi (a traditional Chinese flute), which, as she eventually makes her way to the United States, turns into a concert flute; both instruments were performed by Gina Luciani. To provide additional warmth and musical support, the score also features piano solos performed by the composer and harp solos performed by Lara Somogyi, along with various synthetic elements.
Composed by Jerome Leroy
Flute solos by Gina Luciani
Cello solos by Michelle Packman
Harp solos by Lara Somogyi
Music Preparation by Victor Kong
Mixed at Visual Sounds & Music, Los Angeles, CA
Mastered by Casey Stone
Album Art Direction by Javier Burgos Gasco
Thanks to Perrine, Joachim and Alice; Amanda Sparso for her heart, dedication, and passion; Elizabeth Ku-Herrero and Matt Cerini; Matthew Constantine; and Casey Stone.
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