Impromptu 2 (Viola da Gamba + Synthesizer)
This short piece originated earlier this year, while I was rehashing older projects to incorporate them into this very Homepage. One of these projects was the film score to the 2015 movie "TORO",
a film by the amazing filmmakers #MartinHawie and #LauraHarwarth.
I felt the very last Cue of the score to be the strongest, but I had to do a new mix, since I didn't like the old one any longer. By the time I was done, the main chord progression of the piece (Fm-C-Ab-C) had etched itself into my brain, and I couldn't get it out of my head for days. At some point I just sat down with the Viola da Gamba and started riffing, and this is what came of it. On top of the Viola da Gamba layers, I added an Arvo Pärt inspired Tintinnabuli-style voice, played on the Moog Subsequent 37, and utilizing an F-Minor triad.
A pulsing Synth-Bass reinforces the already driving nature of the piece.
It is funny to hear, how different it is to my original approach, while still being very similar. Back then, we were all still in college, and this was a "no budget" gig for everybody. The film turned out incredible in the end, helped by stellar performances of #paulwollin and #migueldagger. It was screened at the #Berlinale2016, which is just incredible for a student film. It also showcases Lauras and Martins incredible talent, and the amount of hard work, that everybody involved was willing to put in. I recorded the entire original score with just an electric guitar, augmented by an EBow and a Violin-Bow.
You can find the original piece (Beginning of the „Epilogue“) here