Welcome to The Body.
Here you will find information on Carter Burwell and his work.
There are links to projects, many of which offer the opportunity to buy or download recordings. You'll also find descriptions of works-in-progress and plans for the future.
For answers to many questions, especially regarding film scoring, please see the FAQ.
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What is the Body?
The Body is a corporate entity which produces Carter Burwell's work.
The Body is a composing, recording and mixing studio.
The Body is a record company which released the soundtrack to the film Kinsey.
What is new?
Carter Burwell just completed the score to 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Martin McDonagh's next film, starring Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Lucas Hedges and Peter Dinklage. He's currently writing the music to Todd Haynes' next film Wonderstruck, from the book by Brian Selznick.
Carter's most recent film release is The Founder, directed by John Lee Hancock, starring Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, the "founder" of McDonalds. The film begins when Kroc is still a travelling salesman, and follows his discovery of the McDonalds brothers' burger joint and his struggle to franchise it across the country - and the world. And it charts the price paid along the way.
The Family Fang is directed by Jason Bateman, with a screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire, based on the book by Kevin Wilson, starring Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman, Christopher Walken. It follows the adult children of two performance artists, and their effort to grow up without any role models for "adult" behavior.
At the World Soundtrack Awards 2016, Carter Burwell was awarded Film Composer of the Year. He also won the Public Choice Award and Best Song (along with Charlie Kaufman as lyricist).
Carol was nominated this year for Academy Award, Golden Globe and Critics Choice awards as best score of 2015. Carol and Anomalisa were also recently chosen as the best scores of the year by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
Carter Burwell was recently interviewed by Jeffrey Brown for PBS NewsHour. You can view the seven minute video above.
Above is video of a 90-minute discussion entitled "Art of the Score" between Carter Burwell, Alec Baldwin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen and neuroscientist Aniruddh Patel, sponsored by the World Science Festival and the New York Philharmonic.
Radio Burwell plays a random playlist of Burwell compositions. The current playlist includes about a dozen pieces that aren't available anywhere else, such as live performances.
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