Caravan-A Soundtrack

Nepenthe Music and Publishing
Release date
29 Mar 2005
Running length
23 tracks
Running time



    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Caravan (Opening) 2:06 484
2 The High Dolpo 2:50 234
3 Swimming In The Desert 1:42 341
4 The Letter 2:16 272
5 Tende 1:23 196
6 Nomads 1:54 210
7 Uncertain Interlude 1:21 208
8 A Story In The Rocks 1:38 209
9 Always The Same Dream 1:58 209
10 Hidden Country 5:07 239
11 So Near the Clouds 2:19 315
12 Tomorrow Another World 0:51 194
13 Doors of the Tenere 1:37 176
14 Again Appear The Storms 1:24 190
15 Cloud Of Sand 1:19 197
16 Amulet 2:10 188
17 Emerald Lake 2:06 231
18 Monster In These Mountains 2:31 173
19 Lost Caravans 2:08 182
20 Dusk 3:49 236
21 The Orchard and the Well 2:18 206
22 Caravan 3:11 186
23 Untitled 0:37 1,971

About this album

Label: Nepenthe Music & Publishing
Release Date: February 2005
Genre: Soundtrack, Ambient, Electronic, Minimalist
Track Count: 23
Running Time: 49 minutes
Catalog No.: AMC05004

From the production company of award-winning Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, Caravan is a feature-length documentary set in Nepal and north Africa. A unique glimpse into two seldom-seen cultures, the film traces the compelling journeys of two adolescent boys: Pemba in Nepal, and Rabdoulah in Niger. Each will embark on an adventure that few of us Westerners will ever experience - the centuries-old salt caravans.

For followers of Tim Story’s elegantly introspective ‘ambient chamber’ music, Story might seem an unconventional choice to score a film set in such exotic locales. Steadfastly evolving his own unique palette of Western classical instruments and subtle electronics, Story was never seduced by the “world music” flourishes that have become so commonplace. But as Caravan’s music supervisor Alán Cantos enthused, “I saw a thousand adventures, dunes, sky, stars, and empty spaces… and I was only two-thirds into {Tim's} first CD!”

Discovered one day on a Madrid radio station, Story’s music had stayed with Cantos, prompting him to share it with Caravan’s director Gerardo Olivares during one of the film crew’s shoots in Niger. It became a kind of soundtrack for their long days and nights in the desert. When the time came for the filmmakers to commission a composer to score the film, the choice was already becoming clear.

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