I had the pleasure of composing the music for the PBS American Masters film Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning alongside my friend Evan Schiller. Dorothea’s celebrated photograph “Migrant Mother” is one of the most recognized and arresting images in the world, a haunting portrait that came to represent the suffering of America’s Great Depression. Yet few know the story, struggles and profound body of work of the woman who created the portrait. The film explores the life, passions and uncompromising vision of the influential photographer. It premieres on August 29 from 9-11pm. Check your local listings for time and date. It was such an honor to be a part of this project.
posted: Thursday August 28, 2014