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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis compose soundtrack for snow leopard documentary

By | Published on Wednesday 24 November 2021

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

Following on from the release of their first standalone album together, ‘Carnage’, earlier this year, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have got right back to their day job of writing film soundtracks. The film is ‘Les Panthère Des Neiges’. Yeah, a French one. Fancy.

Out on 22 Dec, the film sees wildlife photographer Vincent Munier and novelist Sylvain Tesson trying to find a snow leopard.

“There is something about the heart of this film that draws you in”, says Ellis. “I realised after a day, that I wanted to do whatever it took to compose an entire original score. The film deserved to have its own musical voice”.

“I booked five days and asked Nick if he could come in for a day to write a theme song and play some piano”, he continues. “He saw the film and stayed for four days. In the end we made what I think is one of the most beautiful [film scores] we have ever worked on. One of my favourite experiences ever working on a project. The stars are the animals in all their wild glory, as we have never seen them before, and man in reverence and wonder”.

Anywoo, there’s going to be a soundtrack album, which will be jointly released by Invada Records and Lakeshore Records on 17 Dec. A track from it, ‘We Are Not Alone’, is out now: