Andrew Phillips: Home


Recorded and written over a period of 10 days for the BBC’s acclaimed adaptation of JG Ballard’s short story ‘The Enormous Space’ (broadcast as ‘Home’), award nominated composer Andrew Phillips created a highly atmospheric ambient guitar soundtrack with sharp edges and a sense of brooding melancholy.

‘Home’ is about a man recovering, or failing to recover mentally, from a car crash, his resulting agoraphobia, and ultimately his descent into madness.

Echoing the narrative, the score is soaring and claustrophobic, introspective and explosive.

Phillips’s emotionally charged music expands and contracts like the house in the film, and features diverse sounds such as a recording of Antarctic sea ice, a set of wineglasses, bowed guitars and cymbals.

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