TV Series Gala
Special guests: Trevor Morris, Mac Quayle, Martin Phipps, Hauschka, Bartosz Chajdecki, Łukasz Targosz
Tina Guo – cello
Ania Karwan – vocals
Einar Selvik – ethnic instruments
Diego Navarro – conductor
Trevor Morris – conductor (featuring)
Pro Musica Mundi Choir
Martin Phipps – Black Mirror, The Crown, Victoria
Hauschka – Patrick Melrose, Gunpowder
Mac Quayle – American Horror Story, Mr. Robot
Kyle Dixon, Michael Stein – Stranger Things
Bartosz Chajdecki – Wojenne dziewczyny, Ziuk. Młody Piłsudski
Hildur Guðnadóttir – Chernobyl
Trevor Morris – Vikings
Łukasz Targosz – The Pack
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: 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) as well as Łukasz Targosz with his composition for The Pack (featuring vocal parts performed by Ania Karwan). 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.
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 a drone of Chernobyl that vibrates with nuclear power plant sounds. 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.
What we also find unmissable is the music prepared by a composer loved by the FMF audience, the winner of the first Polish Soundtrack of the Year award, Bartosz Chajdecki who scored the TVP productions: Ziuk. Młody Piłsudski and Wojenne dziewczyny.
Running time: 2 h 30 min (incl. intermission)