In my career as a film composer I've encountered many directors whose personal involvement and complete identification with their film subjects were extraordinary – but nothing prepared me for my first conversation with Eri Daniel Erlich.
"I really like your music", he said," and would very much like you to compose my film – but on one condition: you may not use any musical instruments that are made of animal parts in this score".
I said "sure, but I may need some help here, since I am not 100% sure just what every instrument is made of.." He gave me the full lecture, and we started working.
So, I can honestly promise you all – not a single animal was hurt during the scoring of this film ☺
Musical moments of interest to look for in the movie (after watching it once as a whole!):
The overly sweet "classical" piano pieces heard at the reception desk where Ohad works ("Day job 1-2-3" on the soundtrack). They are all imaginary. There was no actual radio playing there when the scenes were shot – I made it all up to emphasize the contrast between the horrifying world of Ohad– and the "clean" world outside.
Dead Cows – (starts at 24:30). This musical cue, and the almost complete mute of the field recording underneath (thanks to the magnificent sound design of my dear friend Aviv Aldema) – pays a huge homage to the ending scene of Zabriskie Point by Antonioni, with the flying pieces of meat and the creepy soft music of the Pink Floyd.
I am very proud to be a part of this strong film, and happy to donate the proceedings of this soundtrack to any cause the fine honest people who made it choose to support."