Argentine pianist and composer Carlos D'Alessio was born in Buenos Aires in 1935. From the age of four, he showed special singing talent and although he couldn't read music, he could reproduce entirely by ear all the tunes he'd heard and these in turn would serve as the basis for his own improvised "melodies." His work as a film music composer is epitomized in this transcendent score for Marguerite Duras' 1975 film India Song. The film, starring Dephine Seyrig and Michael Lonsdale is somewhat of a cult classic. Set in India in the late 30's, Anne-Marie Stretter is the wife of the French ambassador and leads a solitary yet privileged life in Calcutta. The tedium of her existence is relieved by numerous illicit love affairs with government officials, young men who find her an object of desire and fascination. The Vice Consul is driven insane by his unrequited love for her and ultimately is expelled from the ambassador’s palace.