The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

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The Matrix Revolutions

Year: 2003
Directed by: Andy and Larry Wachowski
Produced by: Joel Silver, Bruce Berman (Exec. Producer)
Studio: Warner Brothers
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Lawrence Fishburn, Carrie Anne-Moss, Jada Pinkett


Music composed and conducted by Don Davis
Orchestrated by Don Davis, Erik Lundborg and Conrad Pope
Recorded at the Newman Scoring Stage, 20th Century Fox Studios
Music scoring mixer Armin Steiner
Synthesizers mixed by Larry Mah
Film editor Zach Staenberg
Hollywood Film Chorale contracted by Sally Stevens
Music editors Joe E. Rand, Barbara McDermott, Steven Galloway and Brenda Heins


ALBUM INFO

Original score album released on Maverick Records.


REVIEWS

"Davis is hitting his zenith as a composer here, with cues that are more satisfactory than anything that came before." - Vladimir, Blogspot

"Davis has created an orchestral mythology using 20th century techniques that have never really been at the forefront of film music before, and the entire Matrix Trilogy deserves a place next to the great epic soundtracks of past, and sets a new standard for post-modern filmscores" - Chris Tilton, Cinemusic.Net

"Letztlich handelt es sich um überdurchschnittlich gut gearbeitete Kinosinfonik, die allen Liebhabern der ersten beiden Musiken gefallen wird." - Staff, FilmMusik2000

"But this is likely as good as the music itself will get, and Davis should be recognized for his outstanding achievement for the trilogy as a whole." - Christian Clemmenson, Filmtracks

"The Matrix Revolutions is easily the year's best score to date" - James Southall, MovieWave

"Davis' creations for The Matrix Revolutions are dynamic and, though perhaps not quite as revolutionary as the film's title might insinuate, downright ingenious." - Jeff Berkwits, SciFi.com

"The results are exciting, bracing and represent the best in contemporary action scoring." - Tom Daish, Soundtrack Express

Rafael Ruiz, SoundtrackNet


"Neodämmerung" text (from the Upanisads)

Brhadaranyaka Upanisad 1.3.28
asato ma sad gamaya
tamaso ma jyotir gamaya
mrtyor mamrtam gamaya
From delusion lead me to truth
From darkness lead me to light
From death lead me to immortality.

Isa Upanisad 11
vidyam cavidyam ca yas
tad vedobhayam saha
avidyaya mrtyum tirtva
vidyayamrtam asnute
He who knows both knowledge and action, with action overcomes death and with knowledge reaches immortality.

Mundaka Upanisad 2.2.5
yasmin dyauh prthivi cantariksam otam manah saha pranais ca sarvaih tam evaikam janatha atmanam anya vacah vimuncatha amrtasya esah setuh In him are woven the sky and the earth and all the regions of the air, and in him rest the mind and all the powers of life. Know him as the ONE and leave aside all other words. He is the bridge of immortality.

Katha Upanisad 6.7
indriyebhyah param mano
manasah sattvam uttamam
sattvad adhi mahan atma
mahato vyaktam uttamam
Beyond the senses is the mind, and beyond the mind is reason, its essence. Beyond reason is the Spirit in man, and beyond this is the Spirit of the Universe, the evolver of all.

Katha Upanisad 6.10
yada pancavatisthante
jnanani manasa saha
buddhis ca na vicestate
tam ahuh paramam gatim
When the five senses and the mind are still, and reason itself rests in silence, then begins the Path supreme.

Ya ya ya ya yada yadaya
Ya ya ya ya yada yada yada yada
Yada yada yada yada yada

Mundaka Upanisad 2.2.8
bhidyate hrdayagranthis
chidyante sarvasamsayah
ksiyante casya karmani
tasmin drste paravare
And when he is seen in his immanence and transcendence, then the ties that have bound the heart are unloosened, the doubts of the mind vanish, and the law of Karma works no more.

Translator and Sanskrit Coach: Andrew Glass
Translation: Mascaró