Mica Levi’s Monumental ‘Monos’ Score Started With Blowing Into a Glass Bottle

Published on Sep 14, 2019

Mica Levi’s Monumental ‘Monos’ Score Started With Blowing Into a Glass Bottle

Mica Levi had only scored two feature films before “Monos,” but her work on Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin” and Pablo Larraín’s “Jackie” are among the most unique and celebrated pieces of film music from the past decade. Director Alejandro Landes said he wasn’t very confident he could land the popular composer for his film about a pack of Colombian child soldiers.

“I knew Mica doesn’t like to come onboard in the screenplay phase,” said Landes. “So her agent saw it, and I wasn’t sure I was going to get past the door-keeper there. He very much connected to it, sent it to her and she was in.”

Levi instantly connected to characters and the world, which starts above the clouds high atop the Andes, and moves down into the jungle. The composer told IndieWire that she could never create music for something without feeling

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Author: Chris O'Falt