Music Well – Dosia McKay, Composer, Painter, Writer

Reflections on Art and Life

My Musical Interpretation of “The Girl on the Bridge” Knife Throwing Scene

I had the privilege to record 4 demo soundtracks with the NYU session players over the last two years. My first session featured 5 instruments, the second session – 11, then I got to record with the string orchestra, and finally, with the symphony orchestra.

For my final session I wanted to do something unexpected and daring. I am naturally drawn to drama and thrive on lyricism, but this time I wanted to explore sensuality and aggressive desire in music. The knife throwing scene from “The Girl on the Bridge” – La fille sur le pont (1999) by Patrice Leconte seemed like the perfect canvas to paint on with bright red.

In the original version, the film features a melancholic song, but my instrumental soundtrack adds a little more poetry and sizzle to the scene, stylistically suggesting the film noir genre.

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4 comments on “My Musical Interpretation of “The Girl on the Bridge” Knife Throwing Scene

  1. Gandalfe
    August 18, 2011

    It had a rather “This is your life” feel to it. NIcely done.

  2. Dosia McKay
    August 18, 2011

    Thank you. I’m not familiar with “This is your life”. I will have to look it up.

  3. Anonymous
    August 8, 2013

    Love this movie, and googled it to write about it. Which I will do soon.
    Wish I could hear your soundtrack to my favorite scene, but it says it’s blocked in my country. How can that be if we both live in the U.S.? Strange.

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