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RELATED COMPOSITIONS:
Truman Sleeps
Anima Mundi
Powaqqatsi
String Quartet No. 3 (Mishima)
Music for Mishima

RELATED RECORDINGS:
Anima Mundi on Nonesuch
Mishima on Nonesuch
Powaqqatsi on Nonesuch

RELATED FILMS:
The Truman Show by Peter Weir
Mishima by Paul Schrader
Powaqqatsi by Godfrey Reggio

RELATED BOOKS:
Film Music Screencraft by Mark Russell

 

The Truman Show

(1998)

Music by Philip Glass / Burkhard Dallwitz
For the film by Peter Weir

CATALOG:
Milan Records 35850-2

TRACKS:

BURKHARD DALLWITZ
1. Trutalk   1:18
2. It's a Life   1:30
3. Aquaphobia   0:40
PHILIP GLASS
4. Dreaming of Fiji   1:54
BURKHARD DALLWITZ
5. Flashback   1:19
PHILIP GLASS
6. Anthem-Part 2 (from Powaqqatsi)   3:50
7. The Beginning (from Anima Mundi)   4:06
FREDERIC CHOPIN
8. Romance-Larghetto (from Piano Concerto No. 1)   10:42
BURKHARD DALLWITZ
9. Drive   3:34
10. Underground   0:56
11. Do Something!   0:44
PHILIP GLASS
12. Living Waters (from Anima Mundi)   3:48
BURKHARD DALLWITZ
13. Reunion   2:26
PHILIP GLASS
14. Truman Sleeps   1:51
BURKHARD DALLWITZ
15. Truman Sets Sail   1:55
16. Underground / Storm   3:37
PHILIP GLASS
17. Raising the Sail   2:13
WOJCIECH KILAR
18. Father Kolbe's Preaching   2:26
PHILIP GLASS
19. Mishima / Opening (from Mishima)   2:14
BURKHARD DALLWITZ
20. A New Life (Not contained in film)   1:58
MARC BOLAN
21. Twentieth Century Boy   3:07

NOTES:
When making a film, I play music constantly during "dailies" — the nightly screenings of the previous day's shooting. I test all kinds of music against the image, searching for the elusive "sound" of the picture.

In the case of The Truman Show, since it is the story of a live television program, I was also determining the music that the show's creator, Christof, would have chosen.

The tracks that seemed to be drawing the most out of the images for me (and presumably Christof) were those of Philip Glass. Due to the round-the-clock nature of the show, I determined that Christof would play either pre-recorded music (as a DJ might do) or, if events called for it, improvise with one of the musicians who work in several shifts.

With this in mind, I set out to curate a collection of my favorite Philip Glass tracks.

Complementing these tracks is a score by Burkhard Dallwitz, a young Australian composer based in Melbourne. I'd first heard Burkhard's work on the soundtrack of an Australian movie, Zone 39, and from the moment he played back his first cue, I knew Christof would have been as delighted with the result as I was.

The use of music in this film is as unusual as the concept of the movie itself. Sometimes the music is Christof's choice, sometimes it's mine!

I'm indebted to both Burkhard and Philip for giving of their considerable talents, and in their different ways, to the making of The Truman Show.

— Peter Weir,
Los Angeles, 1998

CREDITS:
Original music composed by Philip Glass (tracks 4, 14 & 17). Produced by Kurt Munkacsi.

Music composed by Philip Glass (tracks 6, 7, 12 & 19). Produced by Kurt Munkacsi. Conducted by Michael Riesman. Music published by Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc. (ASCAP). © 1988 (track 6), 1993 (tracks 7 & 12), 1985 (track 19) Nonesuch Records.

Original music composed by Burkhard Dallwitz (tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15 & 20). Produced by Burkhard Dallwitz and Peter Weir. Music written by Burkhard Dallwitz (track 10). Produced by Burkhard Dallwitz. Published by Media World Pty. Ltd. (APRA). © 1996 Media World Pty. Ltd. Courtesy of Media World Pty. Ltd.

Music written by Frederic Chopin (track 8). Performed by Artur Rubisntein. Conducted by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. Courtesy of BMG Classics / RCA Victor.

Music written by Wojciech Kilar (track 18). Performed by Orchestre Philharmonique National de Pologne. Conducted by Kazimierz Kord. Published by Editions Jade (SACEM); sub-published in the U.S.A. and Canada by Navy Blue Music (ASCAP). Courtesy of Editions Jade. © 1991 Editions Jade.

Music written by Marc Bolan (track 21). Performed by The Big Six. Published by MBG Songs, Inc. Courtesyof Vinyl Japan UK Limited / Hepcat. © 1995 Vinyl Japan (UK) Ltd. Original music published by Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP).

Executive Album Producers: Scott Rudin and Edward S. Feldman. Milan Executive Album Producers: Emmanuel Chamboredon and Toby Pieniek.

Dialog spoken by Jim Carrey and Earl Boen. Music Editor: Bunny Andrews. Album Engineered by Don Murray. Album A&R Coordination: Richard Henderson. Album Art Direction: Andrew Kagan at Ardent MicroPublishing, Inc., NYC. Mastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol Mastering.

© 1998 Paramount Pictures. © 1998 Milan Entertainment, Inc.