Samsung hired ‘The Piano’ composer to write a score for a movie about a washing machine

by admin November 29, 2017 at 10:59 pm


Maybe it’s crass consumerism — or a comment on how far we’ve sunk as society. Or maybe it’s some kind of 21st century homage to Andy Warhol’s…challenging cinematic output. One thing we know for sure is that it’s 66 minutes of a full washing machine cycle, scored by award-winning composer Michael Nynam — the dude behind the soundtrack to The Piano.

Where does a minimalist composer go after writing music for an Academy Award winning film featuring a naked Harvey Keitel? Writing a haunting score to accompany images of wet clothes spinning around— a slow cinema homage to Samsung’s QuickDrive washing machines. Nynam noted that the world’s longest (and dullest) appliance ad comes 300 years after Handel premiered “Water Music.”