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Time Is A River

by Christoffer Franzen

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The ability to evoke emotion on a universal level and touch the heart without words is the mastery of cinematic composer Christoffer Franzen the sonic architect and solo braintrust behind LIGHTS & MOTION. A balance of both melancholy and minimalism, Franzen's latest composer release is two track single release "Time Is A River." From the beautiful piano melodies to the delicate string arrangements, Franzen's ability to transport you to a place where anything and everything is possible is simply unrivaled.

”Time Is A River is a very fluid piece of music, where the piano and strings ebb-and-flow throughout and almost take turns in who’s leading the song. The soft orchestral arrangement lends itself well to the reflective mood I was experiencing when I composed this song. My mind is drawn to classic film music as I listen back to this song, and it was a style that I really enjoyed exploring here. A Hint Of Blue is a more melancholic song with the soft piano-chords sitting on top a foundation of sustained strings, almost hugging the piano. It has a build throughout and the middle section has these glimmering, bouncy synthesizers coming in before the electric guitars make their way in to support the piano. It is a minimalist song in many ways, and I really enjoyed writing this way," says Franzen.

Christoffer has also released several albums under the Lights & Motion moniker including The Great Wide Open (2020), The Great Wide Open - Reimagined (2020), Where We Dream (2018), Bloom (2018), Dear Avalanche (2017), Chronicle (2015), Reanimation (2013) and Save Your Heart (2013). Hollywood film trailer credits include The Way Back, Sea Fever, Beautiful Boy, Skyscraper, Fast & Furious 7, Concussion, No Escape, Rules Don't Apply, Transcendence, Lone Survivor, Homefront, One Less God, Spare Parts and more. Television, social media and ad campaign clients include HBO, Furious 7, Budweiser, Apple, Google, YouTube, The Vampire Diaries, RipCurl, Make-A-Wish, Alibaba, Audi, Barclays, Bill Nye Saves The World, Boeing, Canon, Dell, Discovery, Dropbox, Four Seasons, Greenpeace, Microsoft, Nat Geo, NHL Stanley Cup, NFL, Nike, Nationwide, Nvidia, PayPal, Specialized, Square, Tesla, Toyota, Unicef, United Way, Vans, Visa and many more. Completely self-taught, Christoffer is the epitome of focus.


released February 19, 2021


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