Jordan Lewis | When to Die (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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When to Die (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

by Jordan Lewis

An eclectic instrumental offering of instrumental acoustic pan-americana, composed as underscore for the documentary film, When to Die, an examination of the history and culture of Civil War reenactment.
Genre: Folk: Appalachian Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Overture
2:58 album only
2. The American Dream (Luther's Goodbye)
1:23 album only
3. The Phenomenon
1:00 album only
4. Charleston
1:07 album only
5. Will Interlude No. 1
0:50 album only
6. Colonel Fratt
0:28 album only
7. Swansboro Interlude
0:25 album only
8. The Road to Bentonville
3:57 album only
9. Will Interlude No. 2
0:47 album only
10. The Road Warrior
1:07 album only
11. Luther Interlude
0:31 album only
12. Southern Culture
1:22 album only
13. Will Interlude No. 3
0:49 album only
14. End Titles
1:17 album only
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Album Notes
Quiet Intensity. This was the mandate and mantra presented to composer Jordan Lewis by documentary filmmakers Justin Miler and JP Pacelli regarding the original score for their documentary film, "When To Die." The film presents an in-depth look into the phenomenon of Civil War reenacting, and how it both reinforces and challenges larger cultural trends that are, to this day, defined in many ways by the aftermath of the Civil War.

Musically, the score needed to feel stylistically familiar but not overtly period; subtle but not without it's own character. As a lifelong mandolinist and composer, Jordan worked with filmmakers to find this musical sweet-spot. The tracks on this release are a representative sample of the character and place themes featured prominently in the documentary.

The Filmmakers on the Film:
"Shot over the closing years of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War (2013-2015), When to Die captures the civilian and Civil War journeys of four reenactors across the North and South of the United States. For many, the anniversary marks a high note to end their reenacting journey. For others, it marks a fresh start. It was an emotionally charged and timely moment to film these very different American stories bound together by a deep love of history, shedding light on the country's unique passion for heritage. Civil War reenacting is as much about contemporary life as it is about resurrecting the lives of those from the 1860's.

We hope When to Die will be a springboard for a coversation about the importance of history, how it informs contemporary society, and the current social challenges the United States faces - all while giving insight into what makes us human."

The Filmmakers on the Score:
"First off, Jordan is a hugely talented musician and composer. The music that he wrote and recorded complimented our film from beginning to end. The knowledge, skill, and ambition that Jordan brought to our documentary was an incredible asset. He took our film to a whole new level and his commitment to excellence in every aspect of his craft was an inspiration to our team."


Jessy Greene: Fiddle
Jordan Lewis: Mandolin, Percussion, Composer
Dennis Caplinger: Banjo, Dobro
Anthony Garcia: Guitar
Collyn McCoy: Bass

Jesi Nelson: Copyist & Score Monitor

Recorded by Tom Lillo at SoCal Sound in Burbank, CA.
Mixed by Greg Hayes at SOUNDGMH in Van Nuys, CA.

Jordan Lewis is an LA based composer, multi-instrumentalist, orchestrator, and mixer with credits in the documentary, narrative film, and television paradigms.



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