Welcome to The Body.
Here you will find information on Carter Burwell and his work.
There are links to projects, many of which offer the opportunity to buy or download recordings. You'll also find descriptions of works-in-progress and plans for the future.
For answers to many questions, especially regarding film scoring, please see the FAQ.
What is the Body?
The Body is a corporate entity which produces Carter Burwell's work.
The Body is a composing, recording and mixing studio.
The Body is a record company which released the soundtrack to the film Kinsey.
What is new?
Carter Burwell has three films out this fall:
Wonderstruck, directed by Todd Haynes from the book by Brian Selznick, starring Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Oakes Fegley and Millicent Simmonds. Two 12-year-olds leave home in search of family and find themselves in the same place - 50 years apart.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh wrote and directed, starring Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Lucas Hedges and Peter Dinklage. A small-town mom goes to war with the police.
Goodbye Christopher Robin, directed by Simon Curtis, starring Domhnall Gleason, Margot Robbie, Will Tilston and Kelly Macdonald. After World War I, a humorist and playwright seeks solace in the English countryside with his family. His son teaches him to play again, and that boy, Christopher Robin, lives forever in the Winnie-the-Pooh books, to his own chagrin.
The Founder was released earlier in 2017. Directed by John Lee Hancock, it stars Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, the "founder" of McDonalds. The film begins when Kroc is still a travelling salesman, and follows his discovery of the McDonalds brothers' burger joint and his struggle to franchise it across the country - and the world. And it charts the price paid along the way.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is nominated for a Golden Globe award for best score and has won the British Independent Film Award for best score of 2017. Wonderstruck is nominated for a Satellite Award for best score of 2017.
There was some awards action in 2016. At the World Soundtrack Awards, Carter Burwell was awarded Film Composer of the Year. He also won the Public Choice Award and Best Song (along with Charlie Kaufman as lyricist). Carol was nominated for Academy Award, Golden Globe and Critics Choice awards as best score of 2015. Carol and Anomalisa were also chosen as the best scores of 2015 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
Carter Burwell was interviewed in 2016 by Jeffrey Brown for PBS NewsHour. You can view the seven minute video above.
Above is video of a 90-minute discussion entitled "Art of the Score" between Carter Burwell, Alec Baldwin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen and neuroscientist Aniruddh Patel, sponsored by the World Science Festival and the New York Philharmonic.
Radio Burwell plays a random playlist of Burwell compositions. The current playlist includes about a dozen pieces that aren't available anywhere else, such as live performances.
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