29. listopadu  2013 v 17:00  rubrika: Title - Classical

Accumulator - Ondřej Soukup

Akumulátor - Ondřej Soukup - Foto: Nakladatelství ČRo

Akumulátor - Ondřej SoukupFoto: Nakladatelství ČRo

"Accumulator 1 (Akumulátor 1) was the first out of four films directed by Honza Svěrák that I made music for. It was duly monumental – rather excessively in places – and a bit too sweet from time to time, just as the topic of the film called for. It was my first truly large-scale score – the whole symphonic orchestra and a mixed choir.

I got a lot of help with orchestration from Jirka Svoboda, a brother of the more famous composer Karel. Jirka lived near the Strossmayer Square in an attic appartment with curtains drawn at all the times. I was wondering why this was so, because he always worked only at night, anyway. What I did, then, was that I spent a few nights with him, smoking (he even more than myself), drinking coffee, and – each sitting at his own table – writing down our scores, just like that, without a piano. It was quite tough for me, because I hadn´t been used to that way of composing. We used to take long breaks during which we smoked even more and kept chatting about music, our experiences with film directors (quite a populár topic among composers), and about life in general. Jirka died even before Karel did; I often think of them both. 

The recording was done at the Rudolfinum, a hall with exceptional acoustics – one can hear that on the records." O. Soukup 

Other compositions by Ondřej Soukup published in Czech Radio:
Dark Blue World (Tmavomodrý svět)
Empties (Vratné lahve)
Kolya (Kolja)
Lída Baarová 

Requiem for a Doll (Main theme)
Lucky Four Serving The King (Main Theme)
Joan of Arc 

Parts only for hire at nakladatelstvi@rozhlas.cz 

instrumentationfl picc, 2fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2fg, 4 cor, 3 trb, 3 tbn, tb, timp, 2 perc, vibr, arp, pfte, archi
publ.No.R 274
distribution price180 CZK

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