Title - 'Unrest' (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Artist - Bear McCreary
Well, if you didn't know anything about this movie, much as I didn't either, here is the quick synopsis: When Harvard Ph.D. student Jennifer Brea is struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story as she fights a disease that medicine forgot.
Starring (and directed by) Jennifer Brea, Omar Wasow, Jessica l e Taylor, Stig Gerdes, Samuel Bearman, Per Fink, and Linda Tannenbaum, this intense, yet heartfelt soundtrack score has been composed by the brilliant Bear McCreary.
1. 'Jennifer And Omar'
2. 'The White Board'
3. 'Magnetic Resonance Imaging'
6. 'Mysterious Green Stuff'
7. 'No Thoughts No Words'
8. 'Conversation Disorder'
9. 'Joyful Tears'
10. 'So Many Lost'
13. 'Patience' - Ren Gill
14. 'I Am Still Here'
15. 'And After All' - McKian (Bonus Track)
Bear begins his musical storytelling journey with 'Jennifer And Omar', a theme that whenever heard throughout the film represents the lead couple. Introduced by a pizzicato string ensemble, the theme has a playful quality, matching the jubilant imagery of Jenniferís young life.
As Bear himself has said, "This was the first time Iíve scored a film where a major story arc was still unfolding in real time as the film was in post-production. When I scored her final scene in the movie, I still hoped I would have the opportunity to compose a more upbeat version of her theme. As the film came to completion, Jennifer was able to get updated footage for Karina, and we crafted fitting music for it."
"The bulk of my score is written for a traditional chamber orchestra. Striving to stay behind the dialog and narration, I wrote for small string ensemble and delicate woodwinds, merging them with light acoustic guitars and bells."
The stirring, yet wistful 'The White Board' follows the opening theme and is backed by such notable tracks as the dulcet piano of 'Jessica', the jangling, stoic guitar of 'Lee-Ray', the strings and wood work of 'Conversation Disorder', and folk strings of 'Patience' (Bear McCreary and Ren Gill).
The cold, windswept feel to 'Karina' is next and then the score ends with the gently assertive, yet always calm 'I Am Still Here.' The CD gives us the playful, upbeat bonus track of 'And After All', composed by Bear McCreary and sung by McKian, but it didn't need to. We had all we needed without that inclusion.