Dead Dog started for me with a well-known tango by Albéniz that the director thought captured the spirit of the film. He wanted the rest of the score to reflect it, so I wrote a small score for violin, cello, piano, guitar and harmonica. The Albéniz piece makes a few apppearances in various guises (a country music tango, anyone?)
The score was recorded in the lovely Bennett Studios in New Jersey with Barry Finclair handling the sometimes virtuosic violin parts.
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