In collaboration with Camera One, Winds and Gaumont, Music Box Records presents on CD the original motion picture soundtrack of the documentary Le Chêne et ses habitants (Heart of Oak, 2022) composed, orchestrated and conducted by Cyrille Aufort (Splice, A Perfect Man, Ice and the Sky).
Once upon a time, there was the story of a 210-year-old oak tree and its kingdom. The film gathers an extraordinary cast: squirrels, insects, birds, ants, field mice… A vibrant, humming and marvellous world whose entire destiny revolves around this oak.
For this ode to life and biodiversity, Cyrille Aufort composed a very delicate score, based on a lyrical melody for choir and orchestra. The composer mixed some electronic textures in his orchestral palette in order to represent the sensory and poetic world of the animals that inhabit the oak tree. The album also features Tim Dup's original song written for the film and arranged by Cyrille Aufort.