Anne Niktin – This Beautiful Fantastic (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 45:44 minutes | 501 MB | Genre: Soundtrack
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Anne Nikitin is an award-winning Canadian composer based in the UK. From sweeping orchestral scores to dirty guitars, mesmeric synths and delicate piano refrains, Anne is known for creating unique sound worlds spanning a wide range of genres. Her debut into film came when she scored Bart Layton’s “jaw-dropping” BAFTA-winning film The Imposter. The Guardian described her work as “a classy score”, while Indiewire dubbed it “a cosmic score”.
She recently scored Layton’s critically-acclaimed heist movie American Animals starring Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan and Ann Dowd, which was released in the US and will have its UK premiere at this year’s Film 4 Summer Screen at Somerset House.
She also scored Matt Palmer’s hit film Calibre, a dark thriller starring Jack Lowden and Martin McCann, which won Best British Film at this year’s Edinburgh Film Festival and is now on Netflix. The film was hailed by Stephen King as “a genuine nail biter… a Hitchcock vibe with a little bit of The Wicker Man thrown in”. The music was described by The Quietus as “a pleasantly paralysing experience” and by Soundtrack Dreams as “a textural score that manages to evoke the fear and isolation that define this story”.
Last year, Anne worked with the London Contemporary Orchestra on the music for artist Damien Hirst’s colossal exhibition in Venice and accompanying feature film Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable, now on Netflix.
Other recent credits include One Deadly Weekend in America for BBC, which was nominated for a BAFTA, and This Beautiful Fantastic, a modern-day fairytale starring Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson and Andrew Scott, which was nominated for a MUSIC+SOUND AWARD as well as a HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARD.
Anne enjoys writing in a variety of styles but has an affinity for dark, moody, atmospheric music, growing up on heavy doses of bands such as The Cure, Sonic Youth, and Radiohead, and artists ranging from Bjork, Arvo Part and Steve Reich, to contemporary composers such as Morton Feldman, György Ligeti and Iannis Xenakis. Her music has been described as ‘a beautiful eclectic mix of strings, guitars, percussion and sweeping orchestral arrangements – its own unique sound’.
A bit of background…
Anne was born in Canada to Romanian and Polish parents and grew up in various countries around the world including Taiwan, South Africa, New Zealand, Thailand, and Holland. She immersed herself in avant-garde music while studying Composition at McGill University, Montreal, and was awarded a SOCAN prize for Young Composers of Canada.
She completed her Master’s in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music, London, studying with Dario Marianelli and Gabriel Yared.
In 2006, she won the BBC New Talent, New TV Composers scheme and was commissioned to score a BBC Natural World film, White Falcon, White Wolf which won a merit award for music at the Missoula Wildlife Film Festival. She went on to compose various nature scores for BBC and PBS,
and assisted George Fenton on the Ivor Novello nominated series Life, narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
Since then, she has written countless scores for films and TV, with regular commissions from the major American and UK broadcasters.
Recent highlights include Dark horse, which won the Audience Award at Sundance; Chuck Norris vs Communism, which premiered at Sundance and was released on Netflix; and Freistatt, a German drama shortlisted for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film starring Gerald Alexander Held (Schindler’s List). She also scored the apocalyptic TV Movie Revelation: The End of days II by director Matthew Catling for History Channel, which was nominated for a Music+Sound Award for Best Television Soundtrack.
Anne has composed scores for hit series such as Paranormal Witness and Locked up Abroad, now on its 9th season and described by the New York Post as ‘One of the most compelling, relentlessly riveting series TV has ever provided’.
Anne is a member of BAFTA and has been on various juries including BAFTA and Ivor Novello. She is a member of PRS Creator Voice, a programme that seeks to promote the understanding of copyright and the value of works by creators and publishers whose livelihoods are under threat in the digital age.
01. This Beautiful Fantastic
02. Bella Sees Billy
03. Moment of Magic
04. Strange Boy
06. Bella’s First Steps
07. You Could Come and Help
08. A Rare Break in the Clouds
09. Alfie’s Book
10. You Dig
11. After the Rain
12. Where Miracles Happen
13. The Magic Garden
14. Luna Ascends
15. Luna’s Story Begins
16. This Garden Is Taking Forever
17. Garden Sketches
18. Alfie’s Magic Room
19. Luna’s Story Continues
20. Hope and Betrayal
21. Leave Me Alone Please
22. The Storm Within
23. The Party
26. Turn to the Sky
27. Luna’s Story Complete