CD Review: THE WEDDING BANQUET (Expanded) soundtrack

THE WEDDING BANQUET soundtrack | ©2012 Perseverance Records

Taking the kind of THREE’S COMPANY-meets-disapproving parent set-up that had made for so many lowbrow situation comedies, Chinese director Ang Lee put himself on the international film map with this gay charmer, a WEDDING BANQUET which also marked a major step up for NYC indie composer Mader (IN THE SOUP). Creating one of the first mainstream scores to notably blend Asian instruments with a hip Manhattan sensibility, Mader’s culture clash between morally old school mom and dad with their offspring’s vivacious energy deftly uses long, virtuoso passages for the poetically simple sound of ancient winds and strings, as cutely interplayed […]Read On »

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