February 12, 2021

New Release: EVIL EYE Amazon Original Soundtrack by HMMA-winning composer Ronit Kirchman

Lakeshore Records has digitally released the original soundtrack for the Amazon Studios and Blumhouse Television horror-thriller EVIL EYE, from directors Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani. The album is comprised of an original score by Ronit Kirchman (THE SINNER, LIMETOWN), which recently won a 2020 Hollywood Music in Media Award for “Outstanding Score for a TV Movie/Streaming” for EVIL EYE. Kirchman’s music creates a unique contemporary international language with great sonic impact, combining cutting-edge thriller and horror artistry with traditional Indian instruments and textures. EVIL EYE is streaming on Prime Video and the soundtrack is now available on all major streaming platforms.

The film is about a superstitious mother who becomes convinced that her daughter’s new boyfriend is the reincarnation of a man who tried to kill her 30 years ago. The mood and focus is that of a drama, which evolves into a psychological horror. Ronit’s score reflects this journey, featuring elements of lightness, emotional connection, beauty, and love, as well as a robust, menacing dark side and intensity. The sonic palette includes signature elements like flutes, harps, vocals, and a full complement of Hindustani percussion, as well as guitars, orchestra, electronics, and deep sound design.

“It was truly a joy to compose the music for EVIL EYE, and to collaborate with the talented directors Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani,” said Kirchman. “The music communicates a very dynamic emotional range, and a very specific genre space, in the context of a multi-national, multi-generational story. I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to write emotional, melodic themes that trace family relationships and unfold in unexpected ways. I feel that foundation of emotional connection with the characters is really essential to engaging us when the conflict and horror go full-throttle in the last act. The final scenes presented an exciting musical opportunity to amp up the intensity and provide maximum dramatic impact, transforming the vocabulary into something disturbingly resonant, yet newly threatening.”

Ronit Kirchman is a composer expanding the frontiers of film and television music. Recognized in the press as “an extremely original voice” with “a virtuoso touch”, and “a truly unique force in the entertainment industry,” Ronit is probably best known for her innovative, genre-bending score for THE SINNER—the acclaimed Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated anthology series executive produced by Jessica Biel, which enters its fourth season in 2021. Ronit’s score for THE SINNER was recently named one of IndieWire’s Best TV Scores of 2020.

The recipient of multiple awards from the Sundance Institute and BMI, Ronit is also a prolific songwriter, music producer, conductor, violinist, multi-instrumentalist, and singer, and continues to compose original scores for the theater, dance, multimedia installations, and the concert stage. She has performed and recorded internationally in many contexts, including free improvisation, classical, live electronica, rock, pop, jazz, world, blues, and country. She is also a poet, author, and visual artist.

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