TV Series Gala
Special guests: Hildur Guðnadóttir, Sonya Belousova, Bartosz Chajdecki, Kyle Dixon, Hauschka, Michael Hirst, Lele Marchitelli, Trevor Morris, Giona Ostinelli, Martin Phipps, Michael Stein, Łukasz Targosz, Mac Quayle
Sonya Belousova – vocal, piano, hurdy-gurdy
Ania Karwan – vocal
Declan de Barra – vocal
Einar Selvik – vocal, ethnic instruments
Lindsay Deutsch – violin
Tina Guo – cello
Marcin Patrzałek – electric guitar
Raffael Seyfried – electronics
Mac Quayle – piano, synthesizer
Dominik Wania – piano
Wojciech Gumiński – double bass
Diego Navarro – conductor
Trevor Morris – conductor (featuring)
Pro Musica Mundi Choir
Mac Quayle – American Horror Story, Mr. Robot
Martin Phipps – Black Mirror*, **The Crown, **Victoria
Hildur Guðnadóttir – Chernobyl
Lele Marchitelli – The Young Pope
Hauschka – Patrick Melrose, Gunpowder
Kyle Dixon, Michael Stein – Stranger Things*
Łukasz Targosz – The Pack
Sonya Belousova, Giona Ostinelli – The Witcher
Trevor Morris – Vikings
Bartosz Chajdecki – Wartime Girls, Conspirators
arrangements: *Stefan Behrisch, **Edward Farmer
Krakow Film Music Festival returns with the soundtracks to the most popular TV series.
International TV Series Gala, presented during FMF 2015, was organised at the time when the popularity of TV series has just begun to rise. Not more than five years ago, the television music has not been treated on par with the one written for the big screen – still, it was the concert that set the trends that for the last couple of years have been ruling the film music industry worldwide. Each following year, TV series grab the attention of fans more and more efficiently and the subsequent Netflix or HBO productions are now drawing more buzz than cinema premieres.
During the TV Series Gala we will present the most interesting soundtracks that have been created for the most admired TV series of the recent seasons. In line with the FMF tradition, we give the stage to the composers themselves. There is going to be a direct link to the previous TV series concert: Łukasz Targosz with his composition for The Pack (featuring vocal parts performed by Ania Karwan) as well as Trevor Morris with his music to the newest season of Vikings (with a key role of the soloist and co-creator of the soundtrack – Einar Selvik from Wardruna). The Vikings suite, premiered back in 2015, so far has reached nearly 10 million views on YouTube while the other was one of the most well-received and acclaimed by the audience in the history of the festival. The concert program will also include something special for fans of the fantasy cinema world – a monumental suite from Netflix's latest hit The Witcher.
TV Series Gala is going to present a wide array of music genres: from truly majestic, imperial sounds of The Crown and Victoria through nostalgic synth tones of the 80s in Stranger Things to choral music of Chernobyl.We will be thrilled by subtle piano motifs in Patrick Melrose and experimental notes of Gunpowder, scored with the use of a prepared piano, as well as by electronic, dark minimalism in the premiere orchestral arrangements of the soundtracks for American Horror Story, Black Mirror and Mr. Robot. The newest addition to the programme is an extraordinary treat for the FMF fans – The Young Pope suite, prepared personally for the festival by the composer Lele Marchitelli who is widely known for his long-time collaboration with Paolo Sorrentino.
Running time: 3 h (incl. intermission)