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The Annotator

105 EpisodesProduced by Christopher ColemanWebsite

The podcast where composers share thoughts and stories about their original scores. In every episode, a composer tells the creation story of their music used in some of today's top film, television and video game soundtracks.


Anne Chmelewsky - Where Hands Touch

Anne Chmelewsky is a composer and writer for screen and stage.  She has writing music for Mark Weeden's feature film Only People (2018), Sofian Khan's Do We Belong (The Atlantic Selects 2018) and An Act of Worship, (Field of Vision 2017), as well as the Emmy & Golden Globes nominated Derek (dir. Ricky Gervais, Netflix / C4). One of Anne Chmelewsky’s most recent projects has been for the feature film, WHERE HANDS TOUCH, which debuted at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2018 and is directed by Amma Asante.

The film is set in 1944, where a 15-year-old girl, daughter of a white German mother and a black African father, meets a member of the Hitler Youth. They become bound by the realization of the horrors being committed around them.  

In this episode, Anne Chmelewsky talks about how she captured the two most important ideas of the film within her score: identity and love; not only writing individual themes for each but composing a delicate yet powerful interaction between the two. She also reveals how some efficient use of left-over time in a string recording session ended up helping to get her hired onto this important feature film project.


02:03- "View from the Street"

03:57 - "Where Hands Touch"

06:23 - "Hidden"

08:06 - "End Titles"

12:15 - "We're All Cowards"

13:35 - "We Have to Survive"

18:10 - "Together"


00:03 - "Prologue - Journey to Berlin"


The original soundtrack was release on September 28, 2018 by Varese Sarabande Records. The score is available on , itunes, and streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.


You can find out more about and hear more music by Anne Chmelewsky at her official site or follow her on twitter @Anne_C_sky


Produced by Christopher Coleman (@ccoleman) and you can Find more episodes at THEANNOTATOR.NET or you can subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher Radio or wherever you find quality podcasts.


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