George S. Clinton scores Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee for HBO Films

Posted on March 14, 2007 by Dan Goldwasser

This week composer George S. Clinton was at the Todd-AO scoring stage for the new HBO original film, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Directed by long-time Clinton collaborator Yves Simoneau, the film is an adaptation of the book by Dee Brown about the displacement of the Native American population as the U.S. expanded west, and stars Adam Beach, Aidan Quinn, Anna Paquin and Wes Studi.

George S. Clinton conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony

Clinton conducted a 75-piece orchestra, which featured strong melodies, tender emotional moments, and will feature Native American musician John Two-Hawks on flutes, hand drums and vocalizations.

Composer/conductor George S. Clinton

The bass section on Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Other orchestra solos were Sid Paige on fiddle, Larry Corbet on cello and George Doering on guitars.

George S. Clinton and director Yves Simoneau listen to playback

George Doering on guitar

Clinton has his usual team present, including scoring mixer Steve Kempster, orchestrators Suzie Katayama and Rich Giovinazzo, ProTools Recordist Larry Mah, and music editors Mike Flicker, Bryon Rickerson and Matt Friedman.

Scoring mixer Steve Kempster

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee will premiere on HBO in May.

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