Daniele Carmosino has reimagined the original game’s music, creating new arrangements based on old themes as well as a wealth of new bespoke music

In February 2024 the Italians Avantgarden released a reboot of the game, giving the Brothers universe an entirely new look and new features. Carmosino was brought in to match the brilliance of the new visual experience.


To begin such an undertaking, the first step was to create a conversation based around the question, “What would they have done back then if they could?” Because the original was so successful, it was important to carryover prominent musical themes…but update them both tastefully and creatively. A major step in doing this was to rearrange and re-record everything with an orchestra and full choir. For this phase, Carmosino brought in his longtime collaborator, Christofer Unterberger.

But merely enhancing the soundtrack was not enough. Carmosino spent hours watching Brothers’ gameplay, and through this hands-on experience it became clear that much more music would help build the players’ emotional journey as the story unfolds–creating a more dynamic adventure for everyone.

Pre-production involved a great deal of experimentation, recording numerous musicians and listening to the sounds of many ethnic musical instruments.

Pre-production involved a great deal of experimentation, recording numerous musicians and listening to the sounds of many ethnic musical instruments.

Enter: Xavi Lozano, a player and collector of all manner of flutes. Lozano also thrives on experimentation, creating new instruments from animal horns, toys, whatever, carving them out by hand to achieve his desired tones.

And so the complete soundtrack began to take shape. Original electronic samples were created from the aforementioned recording sessions. New sonic themes were written to provide continuity across scenes. Each level of the game was given its own musical sound palette. Just as the plot progresses from the safe confines of the brothers’ village through an intense adventure, the soundscape builds and intensifies along with the characters’ and players’ own emotions

Bridging the old and new, vocalist Emma B Sunbring was brought in for her unique singing style. Her delivery of the traditional Scandinavian herding calls (kulning) provided a particular mood to the original game and carries over well into the updated songs and arrangements.

Fun facts about the soundtrack

– 92 music cues throughout the game
– 2 hours of music composed, arranged and produced
– 2 full days of orchestral recordings
– 2 years from start to finish for the music’s creation

Brothers a Tale of Two Sons (Remake) – Soundtrack

The official video game soundtrack is available for purchase as digital download on Steam, Epic, and GOG.

Soundtrack credits

Below the full music credits:

Composers: Daniele Carmosino, Christof Unterberger, Gustaf Grefberg (Original’s Brother’s
Themes)
Solo singers: Emma B Sunbring, Güldeniz, Atul Giri
Flutes, horns: Xavi Lozano
Percussions: Antonio Sánchez Barranco
Cellos: Christof Unterberger, Martín Meléndez
Harp: Josep-Maria Ribelles
Score and Music Preparation: Christof Unterberger, Bernhard Eder
Music Production: Danca

Bratislava Symphony Orchestra’s credits:

Orchestra conductor: David Hernando Rico
Recording engineer: Martin Roller
BSO production: Ana Carolina Diz
Mixing/Mastering: Daniele Carmosino/Marc Blanes

Recorded in the Studio 2 of the Slovak Radio in Bratislava

Food For Thought (Project)

“Food for Thought” is a short film directed by Davide Gentile

Does it have to go this far for you to get it? We don’t have anything against Does it have to go this far for you to get it? We don’t have anything against some occasional comfort food. But a constant unhealthy diet and physical inactivity are silent killers responsible for millions of deaths worldwide. It happens slowly, and sadly those deaths never end up on the front page of the newspapers. This is our small contribution to World Health Day, to raise awareness on this important issue.

The music that Daniele wrote uses electronic but organic instrumentation, a liquid soundscape that glues the picture together. It follows the main character’s struggle, underscoring his situation and building in intensity with a crescendo that peaks with his madness.

Full Film Credits:

Director/Producer: Davide Gentile
Creative Concept: Cortès / Davide Gentile
Screenplay: Guen Murroni
Cinematography: Luca Esposito
Editor: Tommaso Gallone
Music: Daniele Carmosino
Production Designer: Annalisa Andriani
Costume Designer: Simona Marchini
Makeup: Silvia Murciano
Concept Designer / Storyboard Artist: Claudio Capellini
Sound Designer / Re-recording Mixer: Enos Desjardins
Sound Recordist: Declan Chew / Focal Rhythm
Foley Artist: Tapio Liukkonen
Voice Over: Eric Meyers / Focal Rhythm
Post Production: Whitecoat
Post Production Executive Producer: James Gibbon
VFX Supervisor: Alex Chernogorod
Color Grading: Claudio Beltrami
Title Design / Animation: Janka Slawik-Black
Online Editor: Alex Guana

Food for Thought

By Daniele Carmosino

Bio Kult

One of his favourite aspects of composing is when Daniele gets to write relevant and time-bound tunes for commercials.


 

Writing music for this visually exuberant Bio Kult commercial was quite a lot of fun!

‘Baradar’ won 21 Awards and has been selected for more than 50 film festivals around the world, including Oscar-qualifying Chicago International Children Film Festival and Uppsala International Short Film Festival. It was a finalist at the David di Donatello 2020 (the Italian Oscars). Below is the complete list of all the awards and nominations the film received.

Daniele’s soundtrack remarkably highlights the moving images of brotherly love, migration and hope within the film. Daniele was awarded with “Best Soundtrack” for “Baradar” at the Phlegraean Film Festival.

 

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival: Best Live Action Short
David di Donatello Awards: 2020 Nominee David – Best Short Film
Giffoni Film Festival: 
2019 Winner Parental Experience Award 
2019 Winner Special Mention (Amnesty International Human Rights Jury)
Rhode Island International Film Festival: 2020 Nominee Best Short – Best Narrative Short
Taormina International Film Festival: 2019 Nominee Special Mention – Italian Shorts Selection
Uppsala International Short Film Festival: 2019 Winner Best Children’s Film – International Competition
WorldFest Houston: 2020 Winner Gold Remi Award – Independent Shorts – Dramatic – Adaptation
CinEuphoria Awards:
2021 Winner CinEuphoria 
2021 Nominee CinEuphoria – Best Short Film – International Competition
2021 Nominee CinEuphoria – Best Director in a Short Film – International Competition
Roxbury International Film Festival: 2020 Nominee Festival Prize – Best Short Film
I Will Tell International Film Festival: 2020 Nominee Festival Award – Best Short Drama
Dieciminuti Film Festival: 2020 Nominee Extralarge – Best Short Film
Figari Film Fest: 2019 Nominee Festival Award – Best Short Film
Visioni Corte Film Festival: 2019 Winner Cortofiction Italia – Premio CSC Centro Sperimentale Cinematografia
Fano International Film Festival: 2020 Winner Special Mention – Short
Visioni Italiane: 2020 Nominee Best Short Film
Souq Film Festival: 2019 Winner Audience Award – Best Short
Salento Finibus Terrae: 2019 Winner Salento Finibus Terrae – Beyond Human Rights
Fabrique Du Cinéma Awards: 2019 Winner Premio Fenix Entertainment – Best Italian Short Film
Lenola Film Festival Inventa un Film: 2020 Nominee Lenola inventa un film – Best Short Film
Art for Peace Festival: 2019 Nominee Arts for Peace – Best Short Film
Phlegraean Film Festival: 2019 Nominee Phlegraean Award
Best Short Film
Best Music
Best Cinematography
Immigration Film Festival: 2019 Nominee Mediterranean Migration – Best Short Film
Sciacca Film Fest: 
2019 Winner Festival Award – Best Short Film
2019 Winner Premio Altre Identità – Best Short Film
Napoli Cultural Classics: 2019 Nominee Festival Award – Best Short Film
MicGénero: 2019: Nominee Festival Award – Childhood and Human Rights
Terra di Tutti Film Festival: 2019 Winner Premio Emil Banca – Best Short Film
Andaras Film Festival: 2020 Nominee Best Narrative Short 0 Best Short Film
On the Road Film Festival: 2019 Nominee Audience Award – Best Short Film
Vittoria Peace Film Festival: 2019 Winner – Best Short Film
Sofia Menar Film Festival: 2020 Nominee Jury Prize – Best Short Film
Fabriano Film Fest: 2020 Winner Special Mention of the jury – Best Short Film (Miglior Cortometraggio) 
Metricamente Corto: 2020 Nominee Best Short Film – Best Short Film (Miglior Cortometraggio) 
Reggio Film Festival: 2020 Winner Unimore – Best Short Drama

Baradar

By Daniele Carmosino

“Unexpected Turns” is a playful piano arrangement for piano and strings.

Its light, bouncy and airy feel underscores the unpredictability of life. Accompanied by handclaps as the sole percussion, the organic feel of the song brings its meaning to life.

Unexpected Turns

Track list:
1. Unexpected Turns
2. Unexpected Turns (Solo Piano Version)

By Daniele Carmosino
Released: 2023
Record Label: Danca
Publisher: Danca/Sentric Music

‘The Sm“The Small Things” is a poignant, bouncy melodic piece offering reflection on the aspects of life we might sometimes take for granted.

Carmosino recorded both orchestrated and solo piano versions, each offering its unique perspective on moments for which we may ought to be more grateful.

The Small Things

Track list:
1. The Small Things
2. The Small Things – Solo Piano Version

By Daniele Carmosino
Released: 2022
Record Label: Danca
Publisher: Danca/Sentric Music

Chapters.

Recording both solo piano and orchestrated versions, Daniele Carmosino’s “Chapters” dances and swells, ebbing and flowing emotionally like the tide…both reflective and turbulent.

Chapters

Track list:
1. Chapters
2. Chapters – Solo Piano Version

By Daniele Carmosino
Released: 2022
Record Label: Danca
Publisher: Danca/Sentric Music

‘Baradar’ won 21 Awards and has been selected for more than 50 film festivals around the world, including Oscar-qualifying Chicago International Children Film Festival and Uppsala International Short Film Festival. It was a finalist at the David di Donatello 2020 (the Italian Oscars). Below is the complete list of all the awards and nominations the film received.

Daniele’s soundtrack remarkably highlights the moving images of brotherly love, migration and hope within the film. Daniele was awarded with “Best Soundtrack” for “Baradar” at the Phlegraean Film Festival.

You can listen to some of the music of the score on: 


 

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival: Best Live Action Short
David di Donatello Awards: 2020 Nominee David – Best Short Film
Giffoni Film Festival: 
2019 Winner Parental Experience Award 
2019 Winner Special Mention (Amnesty International Human Rights Jury)
Rhode Island International Film Festival: 2020 Nominee Best Short – Best Narrative Short
Taormina International Film Festival: 2019 Nominee Special Mention – Italian Shorts Selection
Uppsala International Short Film Festival: 2019 Winner Best Children’s Film – International Competition
WorldFest Houston: 2020 Winner Gold Remi Award – Independent Shorts – Dramatic – Adaptation
CinEuphoria Awards:
2021 Winner CinEuphoria 
2021 Nominee CinEuphoria – Best Short Film – International Competition
2021 Nominee CinEuphoria – Best Director in a Short Film – International Competition
Roxbury International Film Festival: 2020 Nominee Festival Prize – Best Short Film
I Will Tell International Film Festival: 2020 Nominee Festival Award – Best Short Drama
Dieciminuti Film Festival: 2020 Nominee Extralarge – Best Short Film
Figari Film Fest: 2019 Nominee Festival Award – Best Short Film
Visioni Corte Film Festival: 2019 Winner Cortofiction Italia – Premio CSC Centro Sperimentale Cinematografia
Fano International Film Festival: 2020 Winner Special Mention – Short
Visioni Italiane: 2020 Nominee Best Short Film
Souq Film Festival: 2019 Winner Audience Award – Best Short
Salento Finibus Terrae: 2019 Winner Salento Finibus Terrae – Beyond Human Rights
Fabrique Du Cinéma Awards: 2019 Winner Premio Fenix Entertainment – Best Italian Short Film
Lenola Film Festival Inventa un Film: 2020 Nominee Lenola inventa un film – Best Short Film
Art for Peace Festival: 2019 Nominee Arts for Peace – Best Short Film
Phlegraean Film Festival: 2019 Nominee Phlegraean Award
Best Short Film
Best Music
Best Cinematography
Immigration Film Festival: 2019 Nominee Mediterranean Migration – Best Short Film
Sciacca Film Fest: 
2019 Winner Festival Award – Best Short Film
2019 Winner Premio Altre Identità – Best Short Film
Napoli Cultural Classics: 2019 Nominee Festival Award – Best Short Film
MicGénero: 2019: Nominee Festival Award – Childhood and Human Rights
Terra di Tutti Film Festival: 2019 Winner Premio Emil Banca – Best Short Film
Andaras Film Festival: 2020 Nominee Best Narrative Short 0 Best Short Film
On the Road Film Festival: 2019 Nominee Audience Award – Best Short Film
Vittoria Peace Film Festival: 2019 Winner – Best Short Film
Sofia Menar Film Festival: 2020 Nominee Jury Prize – Best Short Film
Fabriano Film Fest: 2020 Winner Special Mention of the jury – Best Short Film (Miglior Cortometraggio) 
Metricamente Corto: 2020 Nominee Best Short Film – Best Short Film (Miglior Cortometraggio) 
Reggio Film Festival: 2020 Winner Unimore – Best Short Drama

Baradar

By Daniele Carmosino

‘Unexpected Turns’ is the latest single from composer Daniele Carmosino in collaboration with Mexican pianist Mark Aanderud.

Almost like a sweet reminder of the unpredictability of life, the track features the playfulness of a soft piano blended with the emotionality of cinematic strings and dance-inducing claps.

Unexpected Turns

Track list:
1. Unexpected Turns
2. Unexpected Turns (Solo Piano Version)

By Daniele Carmosino
Released: 2023
Record Label: Danca
Publisher: Danca/Sentric Music

Omar tells of one man’s struggle to find a new home, but this could be the story of any one of the thousands who journey across the Mediterranean Sea in search of a better future for themselves and their families.


 

The film depicts the characters traveling through deserts and the seas, becoming victims of abuse, violence, robbery, torture, and illegal detention. 

Daniele’s OSTs musically accompanies the film plot with an emotional intensity that is hard to put in words.

The haunting ambient beginning of ‘The Village’ creates a perfect canvas for the notes of a dreamy harp and lush strings. ‘Better Future’ is the second track within the compilation that is musically both melancholic and hopeful, together painting a remarkable human story. ‘The Sea’ as a piece of music echoes the rises, falls, calm and violent uncertainty of the sea.

Omar

By Daniele Carmosino