Musical Score for ‘Project Home’ Takes Shape

August 3, 2021

Principal photography has wrapped on the MPI Original Film Project Home: 3D Printing the Future, which follows the construction of the world’s first 3D printed community in Mexico. Directors and MPI filmmakers Davis Huber and Tyler Schiffman have now turned their attention to post-production. One important step in this process is developing a musical score to accompany the feature documentary.

MPI has brought on accomplished composer Mauricio Yazigi who has written scores for several films including The Commando (starring Mickey Rourke), Mine 9 (available on Netflix), and the feature documentary Maxima (HotDocs: Audience Award 2019). His compositions have been performed on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Discovery, Lifetime, CW, BBC, and have been featured in several TV shows such as Dancing with the Stars, America’s Got Talent, The Brave, Undercover Boss, Jane the Virgin, and Dateline NBC

Davis and Tyler met with Mauricio during a spotting session where they watched the film to determine where music could enhance scenes. From there Mauricio developed themes and rhythms for specific characters and situations and assembled a group of talented musicians to record live in Mexico City. 

Mauricio will include local traditional music and instruments in the score to add an authentic feel to the documentary. He has featured two instruments, the flauta de carrizo and tambores, from the Tabasco Region in Mexico where a majority of the film takes place. The musicians also incorporated pre-hispanic instruments such as an ayotl, a turtle shell played with deer antlers, and a teponaztli, a hollow wooden percussion instrument. 

Watch a short clip of the live recording below and learn more about Project Home here.

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