COVID 19 – GROUND ZERO.

MARCO VALERIO ANTONINI

The Pandemic touched everyone on the planet, and it is only natural that films will be produced about the Covid 19 virus and the effects it had upon so many people. One such movie is the drama Covid 19-Ground Zero which is based upon true events involving frontline hospital workers. Its score is I think amazing, the music is by composer Marco Valerio Antonini, who you may recall wrote an incredible soundtrack for Loners back in 2019.

SCORE AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS.

This one of his recent works is a polished and thematic work that purveys an air of apprehension, romance, hope and has to it an inspiring and haunting sound and style. It’s a score that one can listen to over and over and never tire of hearing it, because there is always something new to be discovered on each outing.

It is quite a low key score apart from maybe three or four cues, which do step up and have to them more of driving and urgent persona, one such cue is On the Frontline, which I enjoyed immensely, it generates an urgent atmosphere which is conveyed by strings which form the foundation and take the lead within the composition, but they at times melt away and are replaced by a more calming tone and which is performed by piano with underlying strings that enhance and bolster before eventually once again rising and becoming the more prominent feature of the cue. It perfectly conveys I think the urgency and also the lulls that were experienced by frontline workers, and also purveys an atmosphere that is dark but at the same time filled with melancholy and a certain amount of fearfulness.

This is a score I must recommend, I found it inventive, innovative and above all haunting, affecting, and beautiful. Please check it out this could be a contender for score of the year thus far. I will not go into a track-by-track description or compare the style of this talented Maestro with any other composer because I want you to discover this wonderful music for yourself.   

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