It was in Montreal a cold morning of snow and mate, when I first opened the script El lado oscuro del corazón (The dark side of the heart) by Eliseo Subiela, and on the first page I read: "I don't give a damn that women have breasts like magnolias, or fig raisins… etc."
Since then, it was a trip without stops until the last page, a great moment, I couldn't believe it, before composing the first note and seeing the first frame I could imagine the whole movie.
Many years later, talking about this matter in an interview, I said that there are scripts you don't need to read, but they are seen and heard, and this one was the first of them. And that's how we started, fax go, fax come, exchanging ideas, until I sent an audio cassette (via fedex) and a few days later I received a fax from Eliseo, that I kept until a few years ago, and almost illegible. In there you could read: "After listening to the music you sent me for El lado oscuro del corazón I want to tell you that, whether it's a co-production or not, I want you to make the music for my movie."
And that's when they continued to fly like Ana and Oliverio, cassettes with music between Montreal and Buenos Aires.
Today I have the pleasure to share this new edition of the music of a film that gave me the opportunity not only to compose the music of this extraordinary film, but to have met a unique director and a dear friend who will always be Eliseo "Chiche" Subiela.
- Osvaldo Montes