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Dan Deacon readies Rat Film soundtrack on Domino

The soundtrack is Deacon’s first full record devoted to modern composition. He shares the single “Redlining”

Dan Deacon will release the soundtrack to the new essay film Rat Film on 13 October via Domino. Directed by Theo Anthony, Rat Film uses rat infestation in his and Deacon's hometown of Baltimore to interrogate issues of race and class in the city. Deacon's soundtrack to the film demonstrates his own style of contemporary composition, which he developed while studying at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, New York. In addition to his four albums, his previous works include the ballet The Times Are Racing by Justin Peck and commissions including pieces with Kronos Quartet at Lincoln Centre and So Percussion at the Barbican.

You can watch footage of how Deacon incorporated the rats into the film’s score, and you can listen to the single “Redlining” below.