Gavin Friday and Hal Willner score Abel Ferrara movie

Gavin Friday has teamed up with producer Hal Willner to create the score for ‘Chelsea on the Rocks‘, a new movie by director Abel Ferrera (Bad Lieutenant, King of New York).

Willner and Friday recorded the score as a live improvisation to the picture over two days in Manhattan earlier this month. Musicians included Tony Garnier and guitarist G.E. Smith (from Bob Dylan’s backing band) as well as drummer Jim White from The Dirty Three.

The film, starring Ethan Hawke, Dennis Hopper, Milos Forman and Grace Jones, is set in New York’s Chelsea Hotel and is currently in post-production. ‘Chelsea on the Rocks’ is expected to premiere at this year’s Cannes Festival.

Stills from the movie.