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Eighth Grade: Live soundtrack (15)

Thirteen year old Kayla (Elsie Fisher) playing cymbals

A screening of Bo Burnham’s 2018 debut feature-length Eighth Grade, featuring the score by composer Anna Meredith performed live for the first time.

As wannabe YouTuber, thirteen-year-old Kayla (Elsie Fisher), navigates the awkwardness of teen life, Anna Meredith’s score highlights the angst of her world. Electronic synths ring out, with pulsing drum-beats bolstered by dynamic bass sounds. Like the film itself, the music is at times increasingly tense, at others joyful and radiant.

 

Arranged by Ben Corrigan & Sam Wilson. 
Sound Design by Simon Hendry

 

US 2018 Dir Bo Burnham 94 mins

Produced by the Barbican in association with Parallel Lines

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