From the acclaimed OMI Universe of Sounds collection! Originally created for the Emu EIII, this library features a diverse collection of pianos, guitars, percussion, world instruments and much more! Optimized for Native Instruments Kontakt 5!!
"The Universe of Sounds finely tuned and exotic samples truly helped expand the texture of my score for The Sheltering Sky. I especially love the Persian santurs & zills, to name only a few of the many outstanding echantillons de resistance!!
Bertolucci based the character of Port, played by John Malkovich, the hero of the film, on the life of Paul Bowles, the author of the book, who was also a composer interested in North African music. Bowles came over, played the E-MU EIII and flipped out. The music he composed in 1920 sounds like a combination of Ravel, Count Basie, and Conlon Nancarrow. Lenny B played some of Bowles’ South American influenced piano work in the forties which eventually inspired West Side Story. Bowles sent transcriptions of Moroccan Berber music to Bela B. that show in his orchestral work."
The score has won the L.A. Critics Award for best music and been nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
Film Composer Richard Horowitz