SOUNDTRACKS
ABERDEEN
Label: Silva Classics
Cat No: SILKD 6028

ABERDEEN
Hans Petter Moland

1. Aberdeen- Beginning of the story
2. Return to the Past
3. Road
4. On the Deck
5. Night Landscapes
6. Memories From Childhood
7. Lovers
8. Crying For Help/ Humiliation
9. Border
10. Aberdeen- piano version
11. For You
12. I Am Not Your Father
13. Visit In Hospital
14. Be Always Like That
15. Wandering In Time And Space
16. A Last Goodbye
17. Aberdeen End Titles
Orchestra
Conductor
Soloists Leszek Mozdzer - piano
Stefan Sendecki - electronic keyboards
John Parricelli - guitar
Andy Pask - bass guitar
Wojciech Kowalewski - percussion
Stina Nordenstam - voice

Aberdeen is about a young woman who is forced to take her drunken father by sea and road from Oslo to the hospital in Aberdeen where her mother is dying. The film stars Lena Headey, Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling and Ian Hart.

"When I realised Zbigniew was the one single contribution to Aberdeen I couldn't live without, I was almost done editing the film. It was unusual for me to still not have settled on a composer at this late stage. I had twisted my brain and produced many musical approaches but nothing seemed right. Then I tried laying a piece of Zbigniew's music on to a small scene and it became apparent that Zbigniew would be able to unlock the pent-up emotions of the characters in the film.

One often hears, when people are talking about great artists, that they are difficult to work with. But most artists with a burning vision or a great talent have difficulty accepting the limitations set by the cowardice of mediocre collaborators. The music to Aberdeen is a miracle. Since we met late in the process I had only a short amount of time to get to know the man. We needed to find a common key and approach the work very fast. So you have to give of yourself, you have to share your feelings and thoughts with great candour. I believe I gave Zbigniew my confidence. I tried to put myself in his shoes: if a stranger comes to me and lavishes compliments on me, and then asks me to do a job, why not trust the instinct of the man you admire? Of course I had my own opinion - working with composers is inherently complicated for a director - but I am so proud of this music, of his wonderful contribution to the film, and finally I am proud that I made the film that could inspire Zbigniew to such endearing work.

During a late meal with Zbigniew and the musicians before I left Krakow I told Zbigniew how happy I was and that he would probably sell more albums of the soundtrack than I would sell tickets to the film. He just laughed, but we made a bet. I knew of course of his popularity, but then I heard that he had sold 80,000 copies of Requiem for my friend in Poland alone. I wouldn't mind if he wins the bet, as long it is a close race."

Hans Petter Moland

The music was recorded and mixed by Rafal Paczkowski, assisted by Jacek Koltuniak and Wojtek Siwiecki, at Preisner Music Studio in Krakow in January 2000. The soundtrack album was first released in 2000 on Silva Classics / Preisner Edition.

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ALBUMS
W POSZUKIWANIU DROG. NOWE I STARE KOLEDY.
Label: Universal Music Poland
Cat No: 4766010

W POSZUKIWANIU DROG. NOWE I STARE KOLEDY.

1. Uśnij, chociaż lęk zagłusza
2. Kolęda samotnych
3. Kolędnicy
4. Przybieżeli pastuszkowie na grb
5. Kolęda niepokoju
6. Kolęda w drodze
7. Pierwsza gwiazdka
8. 24 XII Każdego Roku
9. Całą Noc Padał Śnieg
10. Śpij, Jezu, Śpij
11. Z Tego Będzie Cud
12. Kolęda Warszawska
13. Betlejem Polskie
14. To już Pora na Wigilię
15. Zima w Betlejem
16. Kolęda dla Nieobecnych
17. Kolęda dla Piotra
18. Kolęda na Koniec Wieku
19. Wigilijny Czas
Orchestra
Conductor
Soloists

Zbigniew Preisner’s album W poszukiwaniu dróg. Nowe i stare kolędy (Searching for new ways. New and old carols.) was released on CD and digital by Universal Music Poland on 27 November 2015, with a double LP released in mid-December 2015. The original twelve carols from Preisner’s 1999 album Moje Koledy are combined with six new songs and a new instrumental. Singers on the new titles include Edyta Krzemien, Beata Rybotycka and Maciej Balcar. Instrumentalists include Dominik Wania (piano), Jacek Krolik (guitars), Andy Pask (bass guitar), Slawomir Berny (percussion) and Jakub Mietla (accordion).

NON-FILM ALBUMS PREISNER STUDIO

Since 1994 Preisner has recorded and mixed all his major film scores and albums in his own studio, a state-of-the-art recording and mixing environment, fitted with the highest quality equipment.

2010 Wassa elazowa
Director: Krystyna Janda
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2010 Das Begräbnis
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2008 Anonyma
Director: Max Färberböck
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2007 Un secret
Director: Claude Miller
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2007 Silence, Night and Dreams
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2006 Between Us and The Light
Composer: Leszek Moder

2005 The Time
Composer: Leszek Moder

2004 The Beautiful Country
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2003 SuperTex
Director: Jan Schütte
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2003 Effroyables jardins
Director: Jean Becker
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2003 It’s All About Love
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2003 Voices
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2002 Between Strangers
Director: Edoardo Ponti
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2000 Aberdeen
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2000 Weiser
Director: Wojciech Marczewski
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1999 The Last September
Director: Deborah Warner
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1999 Dreaming of Joseph Lees
Director: Eric Styles
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1999 10 Easy Pieces for Piano
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1999 Moje koldy na koniec wieku
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1998 Requiem for My Friend
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1997 FairyTale: True Story
Director: Charles Sturridge
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1997 The Island on Bird Street
Director: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1996 Corazón iluminado
Director: Hector Babenco
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1995 Radetzkymarsch
Directors: Axel Corti, Gernot Roll
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1995 Feast of July
Director: Christopher Menaul
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1995 Elisa
Director: Jean Becker
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1994 Kouarteto se 4 kiniseis
Director: Loukia Rikaki
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1994 Mouvements du desir
Director: Léa Pool
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1994 When a Man Loves a Woman
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

PREISNER STUDIO