CBC Documentary 'This is what Democracy Sounds Like' elects Canadian Screen Award Nominee for original music score

LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The upcoming CBC documentary "This is what Democracy Sounds Like" will feature an original musical score from film-music composer Darren Fung. Fung is now scoring music for the documentary, which is currently in post-production and scheduled to broadcast July 6 on the CBC.

From director Tom Radford, the narrative follows the origins of labor in public service and analyzes union striking, government privatization of fundamental services and how government is now working with the public. The story begins in Alberta, Canada and advances to examine the recall election of Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

"When I started the score, I thought it'd be more orchestral," Fung said. "It's kind of hybrid, combining electronica with my classical background. In electronica, there's a lot of dark stuff that's happening because we're showing how workers' rights are being violated. There's people losing work and losing their jobs. It's a really important story that needs to be told."

Radford said, "We've engaged Darren to provide the documentary a powerful score that matches the themes of our story. He's consistently delivered outstanding film music over his career. I know his work will resonate and highlight the story's tone."

The documentary score comes on the heels of Fung's composing for the feature documentary "Lost Years: A People's Struggle for Justice," for which earlier this year he received a Canadian Screen Award nomination in the category of Best Original Music. The film tells the story of 150 years of the Chinese diaspora in Canada, the U.S., New Zealand and Australia.

"Lost Years" was broadcast nationally on CBC as a special two-part miniseries event and was a finalist at the Park City Film Music Festival. Fung's "Lost Years" score featured the China National Symphony Orchestra. The soundtrack was released by Fung's Stinky Rice Studios and is available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

Fung's known for composing for the films "Just Buried," "Whirligig" and "Beyond Sherwood Forest" and the independent features "Awaken," "Father vs. Son" and "Summerhood."

Fung, the Second Vice President of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada, is credited for the recreation of Canada's second national anthem, and the beloved hockey theme for CTV and TSN. He was the composer for Bell Canada's Orchestra spot, voted as Canada's top commercial of 2010, by The Globe and Mail newspaper.

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