A film music label Keep Moving Records has justed released a Limited Edition of my score for Clockwise. I am thrilled and excited.
Directed by Khalifa al-Muraikhi, Clockwise was the first movie produced in Qatar. In order to bring some Western sensibilities to this colorful recreation of 1001 Arabian Nights-style fantasies, the director hired Polish composer Maciek Dobrowolski to do the score for the film. The score features four big themes in total, most of them are recurring in various cues. There’s a theme for female jinn Jeena, whom the composer saw as the main character. There’s one theme for Saad’s surrogate father, Maciek’s personal favorite of the bunch. The third key theme for the time-traveling represents the transition between the present and the 1920s when the main part of the movie takes place. Finally, there’s the brooding music for Kharaba (the world of the jinns) and some self-contained pieces, like an authentic dance. Clockwise is the first feature length-score from Maciek – based on its quality, we can hope to work with him on many more occasions!
– from the official release
Clockwise was my international debut as a film composer. The music has gathered rather fantastic reviews and was praised as magnificent. I have described the process of writing the music in another post, which you can find here: Clockwise – my score for the first Qatari movie in history.
You can buy the soundtrack directly from Keep Moving Records webstore.