The Life Of Pi
is a fantasy movie based on the 2001 award-winning and best-selling novel by Yann Martel. A young man survives a disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic adventure with another survivor, a fearsome Bengal tiger. It is directed by the acclaimed Ang Lee of Brokeback Mountain
and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
fame with the score by Mychael Danna. Lee's vision together with stunning 3D visuals and Danna's powerful score have resulted in a film that is thrillingly audacious in its exploration of the themes of courage, inspiration and hope.
Mychael Danna is recognised as one of the most versatile and original voices in film music. He studied composition at the University of Toronto, winning the Glenn Gould Composition Scholarship in 1985. He is known for his work on Little Miss Sunshine
, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
, The Time Traveller's Wife
and 500 Days of Summer
In addition to writing the score for The Life of Pi
, he has co-written the film's original song, "Pi's Lullaby". The score incorporates many genres and instrumentation, including church choirs, piano, accordion, mandolin, South Asian music & vocals and electronic music together with a Los Angeles studio orchestra.