In Cannes the new film of Claire Denis premiered.
The music/soundtrack was created by Stuart A. Staples.
an interview with Julliet Binoche & Claire Denis on the film:
“Claire Denis is faithful. To his actors for example – Alex Descas in Un beau soleil interior – to his technicians, to the music of Stuart Staples, who is still accompanying this new film.”
“The 51-year-old musician is also the author of a jazz that colors the filmUn beau soleil intérieur, by Claire Denis (see Libération de Jeudi ). This is the seventh soundtrack he signed for the filmmaker.”
more details on the film:
and from http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/no-farewells-sans-adieu-review-1005500 on the other OST Stuart Staples is doing in 2017:
“The film also benefits from the music of Stuart A. Staples, the frontman of British band Tindersticks who wrote the soundtracks for Claire Denis’ recent films, including her latest Cannes entry Bright Sunshine In.”
and here’s an interview about this & other film released questions:
As for this new film by Claire Denis, UN BEAU SOLEIL INTÉRIEUR, you who come from rock, do however here jazz …
SS : Yes in part. I wanted to explore. There was an element of music that was “outside”, linked to the context, and the other that came from within, the intimate character of Juliette Binoche. But there are also moments of break in the film when the background music comes to the foreground and carries a real message. There is, for example, a scene in the film where the character is in a taxi and there is this jazzy music in the background. The radio lights up and the background moves to the foreground. This background moves from something passive and uninteresting to something essential, central, and I think these transitions are very important.
For this score, you have used a jazz band?
SS : Yes, the Julian Siegel Quartet. They are very instinctive London musicians. They just had to explain the themes they had in the film and then they developed the atmospheres, the atmosphere.
Is there some improvisation?
SS : Yes, there is a central theme played by the piano and the guitar which becomes the starting point of an improvisation. It is an evolving theme around the piano and the electric guitar. ”
(translated from french original, see below for full link)