Award-winning Composer and Head of World Heart Beat’s Piano Department Michael Csányi-Wills has composed the film score for recently released British comedy thriller film Sideshow, directed by Adam Oldroyd and starring Les Dennis, Anthony Head, Nathan Clarke and April Wilson.
Background to film
The dark comedy drama, produced by Cymru Films and released by Munro Films (UK) tells the story of two inept criminals who break into the home of a washed-up psychic in search of hidden loot, who get a lot more than they bargained for….
Listen to sound track here
Movie Score Media has now released the soundtrack, available here
Hungarian music influence
Adam Oldroyd, writer and director initially suggested central European folk music which inspired Michael to start cutting Hungarian folk music up against it. Michael spent much of his childhood having grown up visiting family in Budapest, and from a young age loved hearing violin and cimbalom duos in restaurants all over the city. It made a huge impression on him as a child and as a composer. As a result, the cimbalom makes a substantial contribution to the film.
More about Michael
Michael has been teaching piano at World Heart Beat since its inception in 2012, and heads up its recently launched Piano Department. Michael has also composed film scores for The Little Polar Bear, The Thief Lord, Will, The Little Vampire, The Rocket Post, Baseline and The King of Nerac.
Read the interview here
Find out more about the film and the inspiration behind it in Michael’s interview here with John Mansell from Music Movie International
“When Adam Oldroyd called me to ask whether I could turn a Hungarian Gypsy Band into a film score, I was absolutely delighted. My childhood memories of the music I grew up with on holidays in Budapest visiting my family have infused this score more than any other I’ve written. The sounds of the cimbalom played by the amazing Ed Cervenka, bass clarinet played by Thomas Verity and the violin performed by the great hungarian virtuoso Laci Olah make this score a very special one for me.” – Michael Csányi-Wills