Satyajit Ray at 100: The musical genius behind the auteur

Perhaps, by doing the music for all his films post-Devi and not relying on any other composer, Ray was trying to prove a point. Therefore, he would start working on the music at the script stage, ensuring that the story and score evolved in tandem. I have always felt that music is an extraneous element, that one should be able to do without it, express oneself without it,” he said. It’s no wonder his films and his music continue to enchant audiences. Wes Anderson used several of Ray’s original compositions…