Shining Girls is a new metaphysical thriller from Apple TV+ starring and executive produced by Emmy Award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss. Based on Lauren Beukes’ bestselling novel, Shining Girls follows Kirby Mazrachi (Moss), a Chicago newspaper archivist whose journalistic ambitions were put on hold after enduring a traumatic assault.
Claudia Sarne composed the original score for this gripping drama which includes an exclusive cover of Bob Dylan’s “One Too Many Mornings” performed by Angel Olsen. Produced by Sarne, the cover puts Olsen’s mesmerizing vocals front-and-center as she performs Dylan’s elegiac tale of lost love over a heavily-reverbed guitar and minimal string synths.
Of the score, composer CLAUDIA SARNE says, “For the music of Shining Girls, we were aiming to create a sonic world that was both hypnotic and inviting, but that could also become unsettling and disturbing in a heartbeat. We started by recording sound bowls in nontraditional ways to form the basis of much of the sound beds in the show, and then put a number of felt-treated keyboards, muted bells, modular synths and looped percussion samples through different treatments to find a more unique sound. Some of the cues were written to reflect the cyclical nature of the show – the idea of a certain theme playing back on itself, changing and degrading as it repeats. I loved working with [executive producer] Silka Luisa, who encouraged me to keep the music muscular without sacrificing the more delicate aspects of the show’s musical palette.”
Shining Girls is now playing on Apple TV+