Australia’s first 3D Imax film has been sold to a number of territories around the world. My London friends can see it at the IMAX Science Museum.
It’s quite a varied score, ranging from orchestral, choral, South American, rock, big percussive sections and electronica; all of which are strung together with a central ‘journey’ theme.
Here’s what Matt Osbourne (Documenting the Score) said in his review;
JUST RELEASED: Pleased to announce that Australian composer Dale Cornelius has made available his dramatic score to the the IMAX motion picture HIDDEN UNIVERSE 3D (2013). Even with spectacular images that literally swallow the viewer up into the vastness of the cosmos, Cornelius’s music truly becomes an integral part of the film’s ability to raise the hairs on one’s neck, as when they are being hurdled towards the sun with building percussion and full chorus in tow, or when they are being cradled in the many tentacled arms of a nebula and lulled by a simple theme played out on piano and backed by a small arrangement of strings. All in all, this really is a fun score and one that has a lot to offer in the way of varying degrees of musical styles, such as; electronic, acoustic, orchestral, chamber, choral, rock elements and ethnic music, or mixtures, thereof. All of this is held together by a central journey theme, which is quite lovely, in and of itself, especially when it takes the spotlight and is delicately played out on solo piano. This actually is one of my favorite scores from last year and easily appeals to the eclectic side of me that appreciates many genres of music and when they can come together and melt into an enjoyable listening experience.
The soundtrack is available through iTunes.