Sony Classical is pleased to announce the release of the original motion picture soundtrack of Black Swan, featuring an original score by Clint Mansell. Black Swan opened December 1 in the U.S., and is one of the most highly anticipated films of the fall.
Black Swan, a psychological thriller by visionary director Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, Requiem for a Dream) is set in the world of New York City ballet. The film opened the 2010 Venice Film Festival, was part of the Official Selection of the 2010 Toronto Film Festival, was closing night of the 2010 AFI Film Festival and is receiving rave reviews in addition to four 2011 Independent Spirit Award nominations.
The score for Black Swan is by frequent Aronofsky collaborator Clint Mansell (The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler) and contains extracts of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Challenged when creating this score, Mansell mused, “How do you expose something new and exhilarating, born out of the original work, that can then support and enhance a totally new story that also has its roots in the original?” The result is a haunting and ephemeral musical experience.
Mansell won a BMI Film Music Award in 2006 for Sahara, was nominated for a 2007 Golden Globe® for Best Original Score and won a Chicago Film Critics Association Award for The Fountain.