Featuring Original Music Composed By Lisa Gerrard and James Orr

Varèse Sarabande will release the 2:22 – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on June 30 and CD later this year. The album features the original music composed by Lisa Gerrard (JANE GOT A GUN, GLADIATOR) and James Orr (additional music JANE GOT A GUN, BALIBO).

“The director was very sensitive to sound and tone,” described Gerrard.  “There was scope in the score for a main theme for the two principal characters, Dylan and Sarah. This is played briefly at the beginning of the film with piano, and then resurfaces throughout in various different guises, culminating in the orchestra in the finale.”

“The theme itself was one element, but the nature of the sound that produced it was very important to him. It needed to fit in with the idea of it being something contemporary and fresh,” Orr added.  “We experimented a lot with recording both organic and synthetic sounds – voice, piano, guitar, strings – but manipulating them in a way that twisted them more to an electronic feel. The voice was key throughout, but it’s often used in a way that morphs the sound into something else, and is often a textural component and not a lead.”

New York City air traffic controller Dylan Branson (Michiel Huisman) is the embodiment of a guy at the top of his game, until one day at 2:22pm, a blinding flash of light paralyzes him for a few crucial seconds as two passenger planes barely avoid a midair collision. Suspended from his job, Dylan begins to notice the increasingly ominous repetition of sounds and events in his life that happen at exactly the same time every day. An underlying pattern builds, mysteriously drawing him into Grand Central Station every day 2:22pm. As he’s drawn into a complex relationship with a beautiful woman who works in an art gallery, Sarah (Teresa Palmer), disturbingly complicated by her ex-boyfriend Jonas (Sam Reid), Dylan must break the power of the past, and take control of time itself.

“Time and memory are two very important themes in the film, and the characters are in a constant state of uncertainty and unpredictability about future events,” Gerrard concluded.

With a vision and vocal style that is as unique as it is precise and all-embracing, Lisa Gerrard has established herself as one of the world’s most highly acclaimed film composers, winning a Golden Globe for her work on the score for GLADIATOR with Hans Zimmer. Lisa also received an Oscar nomination for GLADIATOR along with two further Golden Globe Award nominations for her scores to ALI and THE INSIDER. Lisa’s film work also includes WHALE RIDER, a feature which received an Academy Award nomination and garnered Lisa 4 international awards for the score.

In 2013 Lisa performed the principal vocal role in leading European film composer Zbigniew Preisner’s poignant concert piece ‘DIARIES OF HOPE’, inspired by diaries and poems of Polish children who were victims of the Holocaust. This was premiered both in Wroclaw, Poland and at the Barbican in London. Lisa’s vocal performances continue to be heard across the world, with her recently appearing alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in performances of GLADIATOR LIVE at The Royal Albert Hall in London. In 2016 Lisa collaborated with Marcello De Francisci on the score for the feature JANE GOT A GUN directed by Gavin O’Connor and starring Natalie Portman and Ewan McGregor.

James Orr is a film composer and sound designer based out of Melbourne, Australia. Cultivating an interest in music from an early age via drums and percussion, he then went on to explore a range of styles of music, with a keen interest in electronic music production, engineering and synthesis. This led to the subsequent collaboration with a range of artists and bands as both a drummer and producer.

In 2007, Orr began working with Dead Can Dance and Golden Globe winning musician and composer, Lisa Gerrard. Since then he has contributed music to a range of award-winning film scores including the ABC documentary SOLO, BALIBO (2009 APRA Music Award, ARIA Music Award, AFI Awards Nomination), BURNING MAN (FCCA Award Winner, Screen Music Award Winner) & JANE GOT A GUN. Orr has also engineered on film scores for ORANGES & SUNSHINE, PRIEST, SAMSARA, THE TRAIL OF GENGHIS KHAN, & I,FRANKENSTEIN.

(* track is only available on digital version)
1 Like It Or Not – Bob Moses
2. Someone To Stay – Vancouver Sleep Clinic
3. Grow – Frances
4. Human Kind – Dreller
5. The Stars
6. In Control
7. Can I Help You?
8. A Near Miss
9. It Could’ve Been Worse
10. Grand Central *
11. Eyes Meet
12. You Saved Me
13. Stop The Cab
14. 2:22
15. A Drop Of Water
16. Patterns
17. Hologram
18. Let Yourself Out
19. Letters From The Past *
20. Visions Of Crime *
21. Remembering Evelyn *
22. The Same People
23. Millhurst Express
24. They Mean Everything *
25. Out Of Control
26. Back In Time
27. Change Of Plan
28. Meet You At The Clock
29. Time Stands Still
30. Love Transcends Time
31. 2:23