We’re a couple of weeks away from the release of People on Sunday, the third album from Domenique Dumont. An original soundtrack to the 1930 German silent film also known as Menschen am Sonntag, Les Hommes le Dimanche and People On Sunday, Domenique Dumont was invited to compose the score for a special screening and live performance at the Les Arcs Film Festival in the French Alps in December 2019. About the score Dumont comments:
“Working on this score strengthened my belief that the time we currently live in, although far from perfect, might be the best time to be alive. All the bells and whistles, all the advantages that we have the opportunity to enjoy in the 21st century, are things people couldn’t have dreamt of only a hundred years ago. At the same time, we haven’t yet transformed away from our sense of humanity. As absurd and optimistic as it may sound, we are living in a utopia compared it to what came before and, perhaps, what is to come. Somehow this movie made me think of the present more than the past.”
People on Sunday is set for release on November 13th through The Leaf Label and ahead of it we can hear two wonderful tracks, ‘Sunshine in 1929’ and the title track, the latter accompanied by a video featuring excerpts from the film.