Carter Burwell

Carter Burwell

Carter Burwell creates film scores and other stuff, much of which is listed under projects.

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Carter Burwell's most recent film score is to The Fifth Estate, Bill Condon's film about Wikileaks.

He recently completed the score to the HBO mini-series Olive Kitteridge, starring Fran McDormand and Richard Jenkins, directed by Lisa Cholodenko. It's expected to air in November.

The next project after that will be Todd Haynes' film Carol, based on the book by Patricia Highsmith, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.



Marcia Gay Harden, Steve Buscemi and Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Sawbones".

In tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman's life and work, the Theater of the New Ear page has more audio from his performance as Varlan "Sawbones" Smith in the Coen Brothers' one-act play "Sawbones". This is not available anywhere else.

The other actors are Steve Buscemi as The Coward, Marcia Gay Harden as Miss Barley, John Slattery as The Announcer, Brooke Smith as The Housewife, and John Goodman as The Husband. Live music is by Carter Burwell, performed by the Parabola Ensemble.




Above is video of a 90-minute discussion entitled "Art of the Score" between Carter Burwell, Alex Baldwin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen and neuroscientist Aniruddh Patel, sponsored by the World Science Festival and the New York Philharmonic.

Radio Burwell plays a random playlist of Burwell compositions. The current playlist includes about a dozen pieces that aren't available anywhere else, such as live performances.