Local musicians record film score at Echo Mountain

A host of local players converged on Echo Mountain this week to record music for the upcoming Sci-Fi thriller The Proxy. Multi-instrumentalist/producer/bandleader Ben Lovett organized and headed the session, which spanned two days in the converted church that now houses Echo Mountain’s primary studios. Other players included Halli Anderson (River Whyless), Michael Libramento (Floating Action, Coconut Cake), Casey Driessen (Bela Fleck, Sparrow Quartet), Mike Holstein (Cotangent), Billy Cardine (Acoustic Syndicate) and the Asheville Symphony Orchestra’s Amy Lovinger and Franklin Keel.

Xpress was in the control room to bring you this inside look:

More about the film, from co-writer/director Dan Bush:

“William Blakely tried to escape his own life by cloning himself. As the lead scientist at Next Corporation, a government-contracted genetics lab, he knew exactly how to do this. But ‘The Proxy’ isn’t only about cloning. It’s a love story and a thriller cloaked in science fiction. When William Blakely wakes from a deep sleep with fragmented memories, he must learn who he is from his mysterious twin brother, Edward. But the closer he gets to Jules, his estranged wife, the more he realizes that his memories are not his own; that his identity is not his own.

“‘The Proxy’ is about two competing forces in the world – fear and love. On the one hand we see the story through Edward’s eyes as he transforms from a clone, desperate for a sense of belonging, to a deranged murderer out for revenge. On the other hand, we see the story from William’s perspective, an innocent who, mesmerized by the enigmatic and beautiful Jules, has fallen in love and will do anything to save her. This is a story about belonging, identity and fate. It asks the basic question: Has our idea of fate been replaced by genetics? And then: If we are defined by our DNA, then what does it mean to be a human being?”


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