“Comet Halley” Original Motion Picture Score
Limited Edition of 100 copies
Label: KMRCD 063
Film Date: 2020
Album Date: 2022
KeepMoving Records presents limited edition CD release of Comet Halley by Ivan Uryupin.
On New Year’s Eve, the four women of the Artemyev family are shacked up together, representing three generations of females: the old, cultured and slightly eccentric Yanga Lvovna shares her home with her daughter Yulia and her two granddaughters, Taisiya and Dusia. One snowy evening, a strange and awkward character named Halley appears in their apartment. The astrophysicist enters the isolated household and changes the lives of the four women…
The score by Ivan Uryupin is built upon the traditions of the comedies of the USSR and France of the 1980s and American music of the 1950s. The elegant and catchy themes underscore each of the four women, a calm saxophone theme of the jazz genre runs through the film as the leitmotif of the New Year’s mood whereas the finale balances out the comedic elements with a hint of lyrical dramedy.
The liner notes by Gergely Hubai discuss the film and the score with comments from the composer as well.