Wentworth has been a very exciting series to compose for . It is gritty and uncompromising . It’s a raising of the bar for Australian TV.
All 9 seasons have now been released for streaming. For this TV series I experimented with sampling old electric fans , slowing them down to give you the claustrophobic impression of blood rushing through your ears .
As the series progressed i started to open up the palette of sounds to include more evocative sounds. I found that an Indian traditional instrument called a ‘Sarangi’ was perfect for certain characters , it has a tribal-catlike sound . For Joan I liked to use a bowed Sitar . It seemed to tap into her more sinister thoughts. For tender moments and particularly the indigenous sisters i sometimes used samples of my wife gently humming .
Bea sus of Jacs
What’s ya name?
Arise queen Bea
Some Wentworth cues
1. Bea bashes Will
2. The Big Show down
3. Two girls theme
4. A rare gentle theme from season 1.
5. Bea and Alley passion.
6. Joan’s end game ( final season)