I just completed the score for Who Is a Scientist? (2011), a short film by Quinn Spadola. This film explores topics of feminism, culture in scientific studies, science education, etc. I am not going to write too much about it here since the filmmaker will want to make her own statement and presentation of the film.
The collaboration with Quinn was an enjoyable one. We were glad to have connected, especially based on our common interest in feminist topics. During the process, we met quite a few times to discuss and work on the music, within a tight schedule. Isn’t it funny that I can always carve out time to work on composition even when seemingly my schedule was already full? The music turned out well. But I am not going to lie: often when I am just working out things in my composition, I feel like I am the biggest phony in the world! With MUCH perseverance, the materials started taking shape, and the overall scheme started making sense. Woohoo! It’s always comforting to learn that I am not an idiot (a direct quote by my filmmaker friend Theo Lipfert.)