Joseph Bishara’s soundtrack to THE WORTHY out Friday
Joseph Bishara: digital soundtrack to Arabic post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller THE WORTHY
On February 23rd, void recordings will release the original motion picture soundtrack to THE WORTHY as a digital presentation. The album features original music by composer Joseph Bishara, noted for his work on modern horror and ghost films.
The post-apocalyptic thriller THE WORTHY was one of the largest Arabic genre film productions in the Middle East, served by an evocative score combining electronic elements with organic grit and a percussive push. The devastation on display is also reflected in emotionally wrenching string writing, channeling loss and hope along with the sense of doom in this dark vision of one possible future.
“Going into this it was clear that Ali [Mostafa, director] didn’t want a necessarily Middle Eastern sound though the film is of the region,” said Bishara. “He described it as taking place in a world after extremism, a relatable and possibly devastating scenario.”
For a movie that offers a dark future, composer Joseph Bishara was a perfect choice. Bishara is composer and music producer who tends towards a darker flavor; the highest grossing horror composer of the last decade with films surpassing the billion-dollar box office mark.
“Thematically the film deals with personalities that emerge through orchestrated chaos, and how various types handle danger and adversity,” Bishara explained. “There is a clear path for the hero to rise out of the situation, and his musical journey was worked backwards starting with the final scene, then deconstructing into the earlier setup.”
Beginning his career as guitarist and keyboardist for the L.A. industrial metal band Drown, Joseph Bishara segued to soundtrack work on MORTAL KOMBAT: ANNIHILATION, HEAVY METAL 2000, and John Carpenter’s GHOSTS OF MARS. Since that time, he has scored films including THE CONJURING,THE CONJURING 2, ANNABELLE, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR, and many others, often appearing onscreen as creature performers in these films.
Perhaps best known for his work on the horror franchise INSIDIOUS, Bishara earned the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Score on the film. He has since composed the music for its sequels INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2 and 3, and the most recent, INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY. His upcoming projects also include writing the music for the film THE CHILDREN and “production work on a Tech N9ne collaboration titled “Brightfall,” due to be released in March off the album “Planet.”