Late Again (music for a film)

Instrumentation: Viola, cello, and djembe
Year Composed: 2007
Commissioned By: Alejandro Valbuena

This is the soundtrack to a short film by Alejandro Valbuena titled Late Again. The film consists of an older married couple getting ready to go to a show; the husband is complaining about his wife taking so long to get ready, and when she is finally prepared she comes downstairs with their credit card bill and busts him for staying at a motel with a mistress. She then takes the concert tickets and leaves by herself.

The music emphasizes the time dragging quality of impatiently waiting for something to happen, then moves into a more aggressive, confrontational feel during the big reveal of the husband being caught cheating.