American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (CD)

Perseverance Records is proud to announce the release of the score to the 2013 documentary, American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs. Composed by up and coming composer Vivek Maddala, the documentary centers on Detroit social activist, Grace Lee Boggs. The soundtrack includes the tracks "Detroit Summer" and "Emergence" by Invincible + Waajeed.

Here is Vivek discussing his score: “The opportunity to compose the music score for AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY appealed to me partly due to the subject matter -- the ideas and evolution of the inimitable Grace Lee Boggs. I was also eager to collaborate with the film’s excellent team -- director Grace Lee, producers Caroline Libresco and Austin Wilkin, and editor Kim Roberts. The film presented abundant opportunities for me freely to invent and fuse different musical forms. Hence, we have impish, subversive melodies using chamber strings that yield to melancholy piano; hard post-industrial rock textures that complement subtle references to 50s jazz (a la Miles Davis and Bill Evans); and leitmotifs and harmonic vocabulary that run the gamut. The music in the film mirrors, augments, and at times plays against the story being told. Boisterous passages lead to quiet, thoughtful ones, and then back again. Such is the life (and mind) of Grace Lee Boggs.”

This soundtrack has just been nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award.

Track Listing:
01 Main Title - 1:18
02 Grace and Grace - 2:09
03 Back 70 Years - 0:19
04 Hegel - 1:28
05 Chicago - 2:09
06 CLR James - 0:40
07 Marx - 0:47
08 Red Scare - 0:42
09 Enter Jimmy - 0:21
10 Marriage - 0:55
11 Automation - 0:56
12 Concept Automation Revolution 1 - 0:48
13 Montgomery Bus Boycott - 1:01
14 Revolution Theme - 0:41
15 Malcolm and Martin - 0:59
16 Reflecting on the Civil Rights Era - 0:55
17 Concept Automation Revolution 2 - 0:41
18 MLK - 1:18
19 Grassroots Leadership - 0:36
20 Malcolm X and World Revolution - 1:07
21 Mid 60s Black Power - 0:50
22 Detroit 1965 - 0:52
23 Burn Baby Burn - 0:59
24 Grace's Influence - 2:07
25 The Conversations - 0:45
26 Reading - 0:37
27 Revolution Evolution - 2:42
28 Obama - 0:55
29 Oil and Unemployment - 0:49
30 History Changes You - 1:53
31 When Malcolm X Was Killed - 0:59
32 Revisiting MLK - 1:10
33 Detroit Summer Score - 0:55
34 Jimmy Dies - 0:58
35 On Her Own - 0:43
36 Icon - 0:46
37 21st Century Grace - 0:49
38 Detroit Summer 2010 - 0:48
39 Conversation as Activism - 0:27
40 Lightbulb Moment - 0:43
41 Pedestal - 0:39
42 Grace is Detroit - 0:57
43 Aging and Dying - 1:23
44 Clock of the Universe - 2:20
45 Emergence* - 3:20
46 Detroit Summer* - 4:11

*performed by Invincible + Waajeed

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