Lauria scores on Alpha soundtrack

Lauria, featured artist for September on listen!NM and 2018 New Mexico Music Award winner for Best Jazz was featured in the The Sony Pictures film ALPHA. The release is an epic adventure set in the last Ice Age. ALPHA tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man’s best friend.

While on his first hunt with his tribe’s most elite group, a young man is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives.

Santa Fe composer and artist Lauria (Laurianne Fiorentino), received a credit for her chanting and bone-flute performances in the film. Lauria was chosen for the performances by fellow Santa Fe resident and long-time friend Michael Stearns – ALPHA soundtrack composer.

The language for the film was created by director Albert Hughes and screenwriter Daniele Sebastian Wiedenhaupt. Lauria wrote English lyrics for the chant that was then translated phonetically by Hughes and Weidenhaupt, sent back to Lauria who recorded the chant for the film.

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ALPHA is currently in wide release.