...this guide offers a detailed examination of the score created by Mychael Danna for Ang Lee's critically acclaimed The Ice Storm
(1997). Mera (Royal College of Music, London) begins by discussing Danna's musical background and highlighting some of his main techniques and stylistic features. He then provides a brief overview of the film and describes the score's evolution through subsequent stages of its composition. In the final chapter, he considers the aural features of the completed soundtrack. (Reference and Research Book News, November 2007
About the Author
is senior lecturer at the Royal College of Music, London and is co-editor of European Film Music
. He composes for film and television and is widely published in film music studies.