‘Silence’ composer – Kim Allen Kluge – In Conversation

Kim Allen Kluge is the the talented composer behind Martin Scorsese’s period drama Silence starring Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver. He wrote the score with wife Kathryn Kluge. Today he joins us for another Film Doctor In Conversation. Ladies and gentleman, meet Kim!

What is your musical background and how did it contribute to your work in film?

I feel like my entire artistic life has been built on collaboration—  I’m even married to my principle collaborator, my co-composer, Kathryn Kluge!  We’ve collaborated with and composed for musical legends ranging from jazz legend Branford Marsalis to classical icon Midori.

I have also collaborated with many of the finest orchestral musicians on the East Coast through my role as Music Director/Conductor.

I have collaborated with great stage directors in my capacity as founder of an opera company in Washington, DC. It’s always been about collaboration, which is why the collaborative experience with film directors comes so naturally to us.

“The organic score of natural sounds (credited to Kathryn and Kim Allen Kluge) supports the drama exquisitely well.” —Leonard Maltin “The spare, haunting score…. It’s definitely an unusual and inspired effort, which we hope Scorsese’s film—co-starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, and Liam Neeson—will be as well.”  —Spin Magazine “Kathryn and Kim Allen Kluge’s understated yet brilliant work on ‘Silence…. (their) minimalist score adds levels to “Silence” that make the film one of Scorsese’s best.”  —AwardsCircuit

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Maestro Kim Allen Kluge conducts his final concert as music director of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra this weekend, after 27 years leading the ensemble. The all-American program includes the world premiere of the American Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, composed by Kluge and his wife,...

By Patricia Leslie, Saturday, February 22, 2014 What a fantastic voyage to spend Sunday afternoon with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra playing two of my favorites, Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.  And those were the reasons I went. What an odd combination, I thought beforehand,...