Welcome to The Body.
Here you will find information on Carter Burwell and his work.
There are links to projects, many of which offer the opportunity to buy or download recordings. You'll also find descriptions of works-in-progress and plans for the future.
For answers to many questions, especially regarding film scoring, please see the FAQ.
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What is the Body?
The Body is a corporate entity which produces Carter Burwell's work.
The Body is a composing, recording and mixing studio.
The Body is a record company which released the soundtrack to the film Kinsey.
What is new?
Carter Burwell's most recent score is to the HBO mini-series Olive Kitteridge, starring Fran McDormand and Richard Jenkins, directed by Lisa Cholodenko.
He recently completed Todd Haynes' film Carol, based on the book by Patricia Highsmith, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. It will be released in late 2015.
He's presently working on Mr. Holmes, Bill Condon's movie about an aging Sherlock Holmes, starring Ian McKellen.
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.
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