BUYSOUNDTRAX Records presents the original soundtrack to ON A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT, featuring music composed by Aldo Shllaku for the 2010 horror film directed by Ezequiel and starring Juan Riedinger, Eva-Marie Leonardou, Aaron Massey, Tamela D’Amico, Mike Tursi, Marlies Pinto, Anna Ward and Adrian Quihuis.
ON A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT tells the story of a group of friends who find their lives changed forever during a party on Halloween Night. It begins with Andrew accidentally killing someone at the party. Worried that his girlfriend will go to the police, Andrew’s friend Gray quickly solves the problem by killing Roxanne. While Andrew and Gray try to figure out what to do with the bodies, more of their friends begin arriving at the party. Even though Gray is successfully able to hide the bodies, he begins to unravel as the night progresses and starts to kill off the rest of their friends until the only person left is Andrew.
Anything can happen… ON A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT.
For the music of ON A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT, composer Aldo Shllaku wrote a score that draws from an orchestral palette of woodwinds, brass, percussion, strings, augmented by elements of sound design, frequently shifting gears from tonal to atonal music, keeping pace with the rollercoaster events taking place in director Ezekiel’s film. The director and the composer were both on the same page right from the beginning of composition and Ezekiel trusted Aldo and left him to his own devices. The final result of Aldo’s work overwhelmed the director and made him forget he’d made a low budget horror film.
Composer Aldo Shllaku grew up in a very artistic family. His parents were actors, his brother was an artist. Realizing that Aldo had similar inclinations, his father sent him to private music lessons, starting at the age of six. These lessons prepared Aldo for the Performing Music Program of the Onufri Arts School in Albania. Aldo then pursued his education abroad, first in Greece and then to Canada, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition at the Université de Montréal. From Canada, he was accepted into the Graduate Program at the University Of Southern California and earned the Harry Warren Award for Scoring In Motion Pictures And Television. He completed his studies at USC under the guidance of composers Joe Harnell, David Raksin, Christopher Young and Jack Smalley.
Aldo has earned his living as a performer and accompanist and later as a composer, orchestrator, music director and arranger. He has written music for feature films and short films, documentaries and television. His repertoire includes compositions for orchestra, chamber ensembles and various instruments. His travels have made him fluent in English, French, Italian, Greek and Albanian and have also helped to provide Aldo with a unusually wide range of musical styles to draw from.
BUYSOUNDTRAX Records is excited to present the first soundtrack release of Aldo Shllaku’s work to the world.
ON A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT is a limited edition release of 1000 units. The first 100 copies purchased through the website will be autographed by composer Aldo Shllaku.