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San Ilya

The theme for the next Contrast Podcast is, “Entrance Music For A Film.” Like if you were making a film … what would the entrance music be? I know that entrance music can set the mood for the entire film. Romantic comedies get upbeat, jazzy music. Dramas get moody violins. Horror films get … moody violins? Well, they get to branch out a little, depending on the film. Animated features have the most fun, I think, you get things like the theme to “My Neighbor Totoro.” And … I’m rambling.

So anyway! This is a roundabout way to say that I’ve found my entrance music. Because my film would be set in Italy, and this music by San Ilya makes me think of sitting in the sun in Venice, and the eerie silence that happens when you sit in a city without cars. I don’t know what my film would be about — maybe just walking, and hearing the crunch of feet on gravel, the slap of water against a pier, the floating low song of a woman who is washing the dishes. “Without you, dear, I am nothing,” she’ll sing, “and there’s nowhere I belong.”

San Ilya – Site | Myspace |

[These tracks have been removed. You can contact me if you’d like a copy.]

San Ilya – They Died For Beauty
San Ilya – Soleil Soleil
San Ilya – Bellissimo