TUNE Dan Deacon - Redlining
As Dan Deacon prepares for the October 13 release of the original soundtrack recording from provocative essay-film Rat Film, he is sharing the first single “Redlining” from the forthcoming album.
Much as Theo Anthony’s film uses rat infestation in Baltimore, the city both he and Deacon call home, as a starting point from which to probe deeply entangled issues of race and class, Deacon’s bold and beautiful score, takes the listener on an exploratory sensory trip through the city streets.
Rat Film marks Deacon’s first full record devoted to modern composition. In between his four ecstatic electronic-pop albums, Deacon has frequently flexed the 21st-century classical muscles he first developed studying at SUNY Purchase’s Conservatory of Music. He’s provided soundtracks for film and stage giants ranging from Francis Ford Coppola’s Twixt to New York City Ballet’s presentation of Justin Peck’s “The Times Are Racing.” Deacon’s array of compositional commissions includes pieces with Kronos Quartet at Lincoln Centre, Sigur Rós at the L.A. Philharmonic, and So Percussion at the Barbican Centre.