Victor Reyers’ score for ‘GRAND PIANO’ won THE INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS AWARD FOR ‘BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ACTION/ADVENTURE/THRILLER FILM’
Directed by Eugenio Mira, high-concept thriller Grand Piano has been described by reviewers as “Speed with a piano”. The plot focuses on concert pianist Tom Selznick who finds an odd note on his sheet music prepared for his next concert – he must play flawlessly or someone will die. Considering this is one of the hardest piano pieces ever, Tom must defeat his inner demons to complete the mission and give us enough time to solve the mystery.
Making his MSM debut is composer Víctor Reyes, who is one of the great emerging talents of the Spanish film music scene with several great international credits to his name. High-concept thrills seems to be a specialty for the composer; possibly his best-known work was written for Buried (2010), starring Ryan Reynolds as a soldier trapped in an underground coffin with only a cell phone providing communication with the outside world. One of Reyes’ other recent credits is Red Lights (2012) in which Sigourney Weaver and Cillian Murphy investigate the supernatural abilities of a blind psychic played by Robert de Niro.
Victor Reyes’ score — incorporating originals and furious arrangements of existing pieces by Beethoven and others — is, needless to say, a relentless asset. - Variety