Piercing The Celluloid Veil
Mark Wolfram

Over 50 minutes of
rich orchestral textures with
dramatic cinematic hues!!!

"This is a soundtrack without a film,
using the mind's eye as a projector.
- Jon Burlingame, Daily Variety

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Selections on PIERCING THE CELLULOID VEIL include:
 1) Dogged Pursuit            
Big Sky Notes MP3
 3) Wistful Disappointment Notes MP3
Wondrous Journey Notes MP3
 5) Ethical Dilemma           
 6) Farewell
Serpentine Notes MP3
Unseen Terror Notes MP3
Credo Notes MP3
10) The Test of Time Notes MP3
The Slasher Notes MP3
A Pensive Moment Notes MP3
Innocent Facade Notes MP3
Piercing The Celluloid Veil Notes MP3
15) Chase
Brass Trio-Mvt. 1: Fanfare Notes MP3
17) Brass Trio-Mvt. 2: Elegy
18) Brass Trio-Mvt. 3: Dance
Corridors Notes MP3

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Piercing The Celluloid Veil - REVIEW from SoundtrackStation.com (7/17/00):

"All film score lovers really need to tune into this one.  From Mark Wolfram comes 'Piercing the Celluloid Veil', an orchestral journey that stands toe to toe amongst several of the major soundtrack releases this year. While this is not music from any one particular movie, it certainly carries the power of a quality film score.  The great aspect of this disc is that each track has its own theme, and this provides a great bit of diversity with the music.  That said, Mr. Wolfram also keeps his musical identity consistent throughout, so while the tracks differ, the consistency remains solid."

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Piercing The Celluloid Veil - LINER NOTES
(by Daily Variety Film Music Correspondent JON BURLINGAME)

It's one thing to be a classically schooled composer - to understand harmony and counterpoint, know the classics, and be able to write music for an eighty-piece orchestra. It's quite another to commit one's emotions to paper in the form of musical notes and then to translate those notes into a powerful emotional experience.

Mark Wolfram knows how to do both.

Mark is a big, warm, teddy-bear kind of guy. The youngest of five, he grew up in the cold climes of Minnesota. His mother, a talented pianist, once saw Rachmaninoff perform. By the time he was eight, Mark knew that he was going to be a musician; by the age of 16, he knew that his life's work would be composing. Upon graduating from Northwestern, he went to work writing music for Broadway, Madison Avenue and television in New York and Chicago.

Today, he lives in Los Angeles. That's where his very specialized talents are in demand, creating music for films and television. "Piercing the Celluloid Veil" offers a sampling of his music, much of it performed by the superb Sinfonia of London.

"Piercing the Celluloid Veil" is about reaching beyond the traditional - adding multiple musical layers of interest to afford the listener a cinematic experience without going to the movies. This is a soundtrack without a film, using the mind's eye as a projector.

It's also a kaleidoscope of musical concepts and styles, from the expansive Americana of "Big Sky" to the mystery and urgency of "Ethical Dilemma"; from the shifting currents of "Serpentine" to the tempered sorrow of "Wistful Disappointment"; from the ominous waltz of "Innocent Facade" to the propulsive energy of "Dogged Pursuit." There's a brass trio and even a complex serial composition entitled "Corridors," each a solid classical work....the dramatic "Credo." And there's a great contemporary track called "The Test of Time."

Mark's own "orchestral odyssey" led to the creation of this album. Having spent a number of years realizing the musical ideas of other composers, he says, "part of this project was to fine-tune and hone my own voice." About his hopes for this music, he adds, simply: "I want people to listen and to honestly be moved."

A word of advice: Put this disc on when you can devote your full attention to the music. Dim the lights. Turn up the volume. Close your eyes. Let the music carry you away; you may be surprised where you end up. - Jon Burlingame

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