Good CD Guide
admirers of the music of Debbie Wiseman it was indeed rewarding
to hear her first major score for a feature film. Tom and
Viv , starring Willem Dafoe and Miranda Richardson, is set
in a period much loved by British film and television producers
- the early part of the twentieth century. Wiseman's well constructed
score employs solo piano, at times blended with a string orchestra.
Although some period-style
music is included - Tom and Viv's Dance and Pianola Rag for example - this is not a lightweight subject,
and as the story moves to its dramatic conclusion so the music
becomes more introverted, with the solo piano more to the fore.
On the strength
of Tom and Viv there seems to be no reason why Debbie Wiseman
will not become one of our major screen composers in a very
short space of time.