Classical, Jazz and Hip Hop
Based on themes by Giuseppe Verdi
The film’s 24-track musical score is based on the operas of Giuseppe Verdi (including “Aida”, “Rigoletto” and “La Traviata”), the music Rodia loved.
The score spans the time and distance from 19th-century Italy to present-day Los Angeles. The classical score was arranged by Robert Israel conducting the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Robert Israel Ensemble.
Jazz pianist Nate Morgan composed an original jazz score from Verdi’s music and recorded it with his ensemble.
Filmmakers Byer and Landler conceived a hip-hop song, “Yo, Sam”, with Rodia as lead vocalist and music by Michael Abels.
Produced by Edward Landler and Brad Byer
Mastered by Bjorn Schaller