Published Sep 13, 2013Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld have played together in Arcade Fire and Bell Orchestre, in addition to sharing solo bills and being involved in a romantic relationship, and the two prodigious instrumentalists have teamed up to score the new film Blue Caprice.
The movie, which is about the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks in Washington, DC, has appeared at a few film festivals throughout 2013 and is screening in select U.S. cities starting today (September 13). Stetson and Neufeld wrote the music together, reportedly playing every instrument themselves.
Speaking with Pitchfork, Stetson explained that director Alexandre Moors and writer Ronnie Porto worked on the film while listening to 2011's New History Warfare Vol 2: Judges in the background. Stetson identified the track "Killing Spree" as the only "grandiose, anthemic" moment on the score, calling the rest "more abstract."
The musicians made the score between tours. There's no indication that they have any more soundtracks in the works, but they hinted that they would be interested in doing another score together. It's currently unclear whether their Blue Caprice soundtrack will be released as a stand-alone album.
Watch a trailer for Blue Caprice below. You'll be able to hear parts of the score that are clearly recognizable as Stetson and Neufeld.
See the screening schedule over at the Blue Caprice website.