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KATE SIMKO'S MUSIC FROM THE ATOM SMASHERS

April 14, 2009

137 Films’ science documentary The Atom Smashers follows a group of Fermilab particle physicists in their tumultuous search for the Higgs Boson particle, otherwise referred to as the “God Particle” and “The Holy Grail of Physics.” In creating Music from the Atom Smashers, Kate Simko drew upon her background as a classically trained pianist and composer while harnessing the power of her own sparse, floor-filling techno productions. And while Kate’s soundtrack blends seamlessly with the film, amplifying the drama and adding wonder to the moments of discovery, the score also operates as a top-shelf SMM album, hovering serenely between stately minimalism, richly textured ambient tones, and sly, melodic techno.