Special guests: Clint Mansell, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz, Radzimir Dębski, Sandro di Stefano, Zbigniew Preisner
Sandro di Stefano — The Man with The Magic Box Suite
Clint Mansell — Loving Vincent Suite
JIMEK — The Art of Love: The Story of Michalina Wislocka Suite
JIMEK — Panic Attack Suite
Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz — In Darkness Suite
Jan AP Kaczmarek — Suite with Music From Films Total Eclipse, Washington Square , The Third Miracle
Jeff Beal — House of Cards Fantasy
Zbigniew Preisner — Europa Europa Main Theme
Zbigniew Preisner — Secret Garden Main Title
Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz — Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz — Spoor Suite
Sara Andon – flute
Tomer Moked – violin
Wojtek Kowalewski – percussion
Monika Szulińska – percussion
Mateusz Kołakowski - keyboards
Jose Manuel Alban Juarez — percussion
Igor Falecki – percussion
Daniel Popiałkiewicz – electric guitar
Andrzej Święs – double bass
Piotr Wrombel – keyboards
JIMEK – Orchestra (The Art of Love, Panic Attack)
Cracow Singers — choir
Karol Kusz - ppreparation of the choir
Liliana Pociecha - soprano
Rebecca Palmer - soprano
AUKSO Chamber Orchestra
Marek Moś — conductor
The idea behind the Scoring4Polish Directors cycle is to show co-operation between the director and the composer. Till now, we have presented the musical richness of films by Andrzej Wajda and Roman Polański. It was a very classical approach based on a well-known repertoire. This time, the series will be devoted to the artistic works of Agnieszka Holland, as well as new musical phenomena in Polish filmmaking. The films presented this year in the Main Competition of the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia showed the creativity of the young generation of functional music composers both from Poland and abroad. Therefore, for co-operation in this concert we invited composers who dare to combine orchestral music with electronics, go out of traditional roles of composers, are producers, vocalists, multi‑instrumentalists, and who are themselves willing to experiment. Our invitation was accepted by Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz who – specially for this occasion – will prepare a suite with the score for Pokot (Spoor), Poland's Oscar candidate,where the composer starting from classical orchestral sounds will move into electronic world of dirty sounds originating from Berlin, and will personally mix them live for the FMF audience. Agnieszka Holland, whose film works will largely be the subject of the concert, will be its patron and honorary guest. In the same evening we will also hear a suite from the film In Darkness, as well as a composition by Jeff Beal from House of Cards,whose four episodes were directed by Agnieszka Holland.
Radzimir Dębski, commonly known as Jimek, has recently made a stir in the music market. So he could not be absent during FMF. America heard of him several years ago because of a remix of Beyoncé’s song, whereas in the hip-hop world he was recognised for a joint symphonic project with Polish rap performer Miuosh. Recently, the Polish film branch fawns over the soundtracks he wrote for Sztuka kochania (The Art of Loving)directed by Marysia Sadowska and for Atak paniki (Panic Attack)directed by Paweł Maślona. Specially for FMF, Radzimir Dębski will prepare suites from his most recent films and will conduct the orchestra playing his pieces.
Another person who cannot be absent at the concert is Sandro Di Stefano, an Italian composer, the laureate of this year’s competition in Gdynia in the best music category who will prepare a suite based on his winning soundtrack for the newest Bodo Cox’s film The Man With The Magic Box.Music that we hear in this futuristic love story is also magnificent when played off-screen, as we will learn during the 11th FMF.
The year 2018 is also a special year for the Krakow film industry because the Regional Film Fund in Krakow celebrates its 10th anniversary. The mechanism of supporting film productions connected with Krakow and Małopolska along with the activity of the Krakow Film Commission, attract partners from the international film industry to Krakow. The RFF anniversary is a great opportunity for celebrating together and for inviting to FMF not only composers but also film industry professionals from Poland and abroad. Film directors and artists whose music will be presented at the Festival accepted our invitations. In addition to concerts, a series of open meetings will be held as part of the Audiovisual Forum, when filmmakers will talk about the world of film music, their expectations and the secrets of collaboration with composers.
The icing on the cake will be the presence of Clint Mansell, the author of score for Darren Aronofsky’s film Requiem for a Dream, one of the most recognisable leading themes in world cinema. We can also hear his music in Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent) directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, the first fully painted animated film in history. Each of 65,000 frames was painted by hand by a team of 125 painters from all over the world in studios in Poland and Greece. And to whose music were the painting artists listening? None else than Clint Mansell. When it came to choosing a composer, the director could not imagine any other person. It is said that Mansell refused four times and only agreed to participate in the project after reading the biography of van Gogh. At the concert we will present a suite prepared by the composer himself. According to the American film press, Loving Vincent is a favourite to win Oscar for best animated feature-length film.
The concert will be performed by excellent Cracow Singers and the best Polish chamber orchestra AUKSO, which will be conducted by Marek Moś.