Music in Fox Searchlight Film Another Earth Soundtrack

The song ‘Another Earth’ by Scott Munson (in the Fox Searchlight film ‘Another Earth’) for musical saw has been getting some nice reviews:

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“..a heartbreaking solo with a bow and an old-fashioned handsaw becomes one of the most moving musical moments in memory.”
LA Times

“..the most resonant scene is the one…(with)…a musical saw. The eerily beautiful sounds cascade and twist though the air, sounding like the precise halfway point between the music of the spheres and a human sob.”
The Boston Globe

“In one of Mr. Mapother’s surprising turns, he plays a soul-filling solo on a musical saw.”
Wall Street Journal

“The movie includes a couple of unforgettable scenes. One takes place in a college classroom, where John plays a saw whose eerie spiritual sound evokes a Gregorian chant.”

Bloomberg News

“…an eerie, unearthly and beautiful melody…”
MSN Movies

“…a keening piece for musical saw.”
Houston Chronicle

“A scene in which the professor coaxes almost human voices from a musical saw is stirring”
Memphis Commercial Appeal

“They…fall in love a bit hastily following a private concert in which John plays a piece on a musical saw for her. The melody he plays is eerily spot-on…”

“… a stunning piece of music…”

“One of the most interesting songs in the movie…”

“…a haunting melody…”
Montgomery News

Listen to “Another Earth” for musical saw. From the film “Another Earth”, performed by Natalia ‘Saw Lady’ Paruz.

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A piece of music by Scott Munson made it into the soundtrack of Another Earth, one of the hottest films at the Sundance Film Festival this year. The film received a standing ovation and was picked up by Fox Searchlight Pictures for International distribution. In addition ‘Another Earth’ received the Sloan Prize as well as winning a Special Jury Prize for the U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance.

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“…One of the most acclaimed movies to premier at the Sundance Film Festival  last week has additional music composed by Astoria composer Scott Munson. The  movie, ‘Another Earth’ by director Mike Cahill, won the  acclaimed Alfred P. Sloan Prize at Sundance Film Festival, “presented  to an outstanding feature film focusing on science or technology as a  theme” (, and was one of four films to be picked up for distribution by Fox Searchlight  (  a scene in this movie the main character, a renowned composer named  John (William Mapother) plays the musical saw. On the soundtrack we hear  the playing of Astoria’s Natalia Paruz (aka the ‘Saw Lady’), who was also the actor’s coach, teaching him how to act as if he was playing the saw…”Congrats!


7 Responses to “Music in Fox Searchlight Film Another Earth Soundtrack”

  1. […] don’t spoil the surprise for you). You can hear music from it on the composer’s website I know this because I’m the one who played the saw on the soundtrack Music in Fox […]

  2. […] plays a minimalist piece on musical saw for Rhoda, a little ode to human smallness? the cosmos? which sounds exactly like a lonely, wavering female voice singing while floating around in a spacesh…. It was terribly haunting. And also another scene in which Rhoda tells Burroughs the story of a […]

  3. Aidy says:

    I want to thank you for the ethereal music scene in the film “Another Earth.” I truly believe that the actor Mapother’s “saw scene” was the best part of the movie. Thank you.

  4. Aidy says:

    Scott, thank you for making Natalie aware of my comment. I am truly honored. Continue making beautiful music together. Again, thank you.

  5. […] O caso é que, ao comentar a respeito no Twitter, recebi uma mensagem de Natalia Paruz, que participou da trilha sonora do filme. Ela, que toca “serra musical”, executa uma composição de Scott Munson homônima ao filme. (Veja a cena e ouça a música aqui.) […]

  6. Eden says:

    Arresting creative sound that captures the essence of John’s deepest angst, which Rhoda’s contrite spirit was already deeply in tuned to. I marvel at how a musical artist can reach deep down & find the sound that captures what the writer intended for his character to communicate.

  7. […] a cena do filme. Se você não viu o filme, recomendo não estragar o momento. Ouça somente a música, aqui […]

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