The Composer – Jack Westmore
With his innate sensitivity to the dynamic of a storyline Jack was the perfect choice to work on the score for Bubbles. He brings a wealth of experience to the film, having written for TV, film and theatre in a diverse range of styles. His classical compositions have been performed by musicians such as Catrin Finch and Francis Lynch, with awards for his Quartet "Roha" and a subsequent commission to write for Lee Mottram (Young Musician of Dyfed). Jack's lyrically haunting score for Bubbles features solo cello from Rosie Biss, lead cellist for the Welsh National Opera.
The central role of music
From the outset we knew that the score was going to play a central role in Bubbles, as one of the central characters is a composer and much of the script included scenes with the piano and cello. Unusually for film, composition began in preproduction so that the pieces played by the composer in the film would tie in seamlessly with final score. It was important for the score’s melody to mirror the themes of “suppression” and “release” that underpin the film’s arc. The last third of the film is entirely without dialogue and it is the role of the score to articulate each character’s internal shift.
To listen to the credit sound track from Bubbles Click here