In 2011, the iMPAC film festival approached us to write and perform a modernised score for the 1927 silent film, "Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans". The exciting possibilities of such an exercise, and the wine we were enjoying at the time, got the better of us, and we agreed to it. What followed was a month worth of planning, worrying, and file sharing. Everything culminated in a week of frantic writing and recording (sometimes concurrently), and a single rehearsal 2 hours before the film screened at the festival (this was also the first time that we watched the entire film while performing, instead of single snippets).
Songs For Sunrise is the edited version of the score, tidied into stand-alone songs. We tried to cast a wide net with the sounds in this album, trying to capture as much of the gamut of human emotion that film so effortlessly ran through. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them.
- A Skyline On Fire & Jacob Israel
released July 23, 2012
All songs written, composed and performed by CF Haasbroek, W Burger & MJ van der Westhuizen except: Piano on "Forgiveness", In The City Part 1" & "It's Just A Ride Honey" performed by Ola Kobak. "Sacrifice" is a reinterpretation of "Sacrifice" by Elton John.