My first soundtrack
So I wrote my first soundtrack. Somewhat out of the blue. My friend Vitùc asked me if I would like to compose the music for his new film project, a documentary about homeless people in Luxembourg. After seeing the first scene I knew I could do it. I was lucky enough that Lisa Berg agreed to play the cello part, which allowed me to write for piano and cello, and would give the score a very special touch.
My concept was to write in a very reduced and concentrated way, using only a few themes. Harmonies should be simple, but somewhat surprising and unusual. I wanted my music to add some light, hope and warmth to the sad stories of the people portrayed in the film.
During our work on the project, Vitùc sent me a recording of a composition by his 11-year-old daughter Elena, called “With Hope”. I was so touched by the melody and the harmonies that I decided to include the piece in my soundtrack.
My thanks go to Vitùc and his co-director Marc Hammer for their trust in me (I was given complete artistic freedom in all of my choices!), to Christophe Hubert and Patrick Floener for recording and editing the music, and of course to Lisa Berg for her beautiful cello part.