FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 6/28/17
New York, New York - June 28, 2017 - Acclaimed composer Angélica Negrón’s soundtrack to the documentary film Memories of a Penitent Heart will be released by Good Child Music on July 28th, 2017. Having premiered at Tribeca in 2016 and screened at festivals throughout the United States and Canada, the film will be nationally aired on PBS' POV documentary series July 31st 2017.
Memories of a Penitent Heart is a poignant and personal documentary by filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo, chronicling her family’s journey through the trials of religion and AIDS in 1980’s Puerto Rico. The film is a co-production of the Independent Television Service and Latino Public Broadcasting with support from the Sundance Institute & the New York State Council on the Arts.
Recognized as one of classical music’s most promising young composers and as one of Puerto Rico’s most exciting indie musicians by NPR and the CUNY Center for Puerto Rican Studies respectively, Angélica Negrón’s work on Penitent Heart showcases her unique ability to summon emotional resonance at the intersection of the traditional and the electronic. Approaching the score in the same way the film’s archival format approaches its narrative, Negrón makes use of samples taken directly from the old 8mm home movies that compelled the film’s making. She pairs these found sounds with more traditional strings to create a deeply moving score that is quintessentially Angélica Negrón: “wistfully idiosyncratic and contemplative” (WQXR/Q2), and “mesmerizing and affecting” (Feast of Music).
Memories of a Penitent Heart - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was co-produced by Angélica Negrón and Lawson White (So Percussion, David Lang, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Bryce Dessner, Victoire / Glenn Kotche). More information about Angélica Negrón, Memories of a Penitent Heart, Good Child Music, and Lawson White can be found at: angelicanegron.com, penitentheart.com, goodchildmusic.com, and lawsonwhite.com.
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