Mercury KX is thrilled to announce today’s release of the single “Beauty Is In The Detail”, from the forthcoming OST of the Sundance 2020 winning feature film ‘The Reason I Jump’ by award-winning composer Nainita Desai. A soundtrack that has already been nominated for both a BIFA and Cinema Eye Honors Award for Best Music Score.
Based on the best-selling book by Naoki Higashida, The Reason I Jump is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of non-speaking autistic people from around the world, directed by Jerry Rothwell. The film blends Higashida’s revelatory insights into autism written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window for audiences into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe.
Like the book upon which the film is based, Desai’s score opens a door to a constellation of divergent ways of experiencing reality. The aim was to evoke the intense sensory worlds described in the book with a Dolby Atmos 360 soundtrack. Distinctions were made between the musical worlds of the different characters in the soundtrack, using different instrumentation. True to the film’s themes, Nainita sought authenticity towards Autism and Neurodiversity, Elisabeth Wiklander, cellist with the LPO is autistic and a cultural ambassador for the National Autistic Society and her contribution brought great sensitivity and perception.
“‘Beauty Is In The Detail’ accompanies the paintings created by Amrit — one of the non-verbal characters in the film. The song represents the beauty of the neuro-diverse world and how the characters perceive the detail in objects before seeing the whole picture unfold before them, and the piece tries to mirror that aesthetic. Daniel Pioro (‘Phantom Thread’) is the featured violinist on the track,” says Nainita Desai.
‘The Reason I Jump’ OST Album Track Listing
1.Time Has No Boundaries
2.Beauty Is In The Detail
3.I, Too, Exist
4.Floating Into Focus
5.Shaking The Ropes Loose
6.Memories And Images
7.Outside The Flow Of Time
8.Drowning In A Sea Of Words
9.The Reason I Jump
11.The Prettiness Of A Dandelion
14.Permission To Be Alive
16.The Sensory World