The Body

The Body

Body Body

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.

Please fill out the mailing list form to receive occasional mailings about performances, presentations and openings.

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's most recent film score is to The Fifth Estate, Bill Condon's film about Wikileaks.

He recently completed the score to the HBO mini-series Olive Kitteridge, starring Fran McDormand and Richard Jenkins, directed by Lisa Cholodenko. It's expected to air in November.

The next project after that will be Todd Haynes' film Carol, based on the book by Patricia Highsmith, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.



Marcia Gay Harden, Steve Buscemi and Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Sawbones".

In tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman's life and work, the Theater of the New Ear page has more audio from his performance as Varlan "Sawbones" Smith in the Coen Brothers' one-act play "Sawbones". This is not available anywhere else.

The other actors are Steve Buscemi as The Coward, Marcia Gay Harden as Miss Barley, John Slattery as The Announcer, Brooke Smith as The Housewife, and John Goodman as The Husband. Live music is by Carter Burwell, performed by the Parabola Ensemble.




Above is video of a 90-minute discussion entitled "Art of the Score" between Carter Burwell, Alex 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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