Dustin O’Halloran is probably best known for his theme music for the hit TV show “Transparent” but he is also half of the post rock band called A Winged Victory for the Sullen, and was part of the indie rock band Devics – from the early 90’s through 2008. Hauschka, real name Volker Bertelmann, is a German composer and pianist whose work ranges from electronics to a series of duets with renowned classical violinist Hilary Hahn, and sometimes features prepared piano.
The two composers joined forces to score the new film, "Lion," an arresting and elegant soundtrack that seems to speak to ideas of love, home, and family. “Lion” is based on the remarkable story of Saroo Brierley, who at the age of 5 was lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home, grows up with an adoptive family in Australia, and as an adult finds an unlikely route back to his original family.
The film comes out November 25, but both Dustin and Hauschka join John in the studio to talk about collaborating on “Lion.”