Silence, Night and Dreams
1st October 2007
Zbigniew Preisner, the composer of award-winning scores to films by Krzystof Kieslowski, Louis Malle, Agnieszka Holland and many others, has completed his latest orchestral project. Silence, Night and Dreams for orchestra, choir and soloists. The score incorporates texts from the Book of Job and the Gospel According to St. Matthew, and has a Preface by the Polish lawyer, screenwriter and politician Krzysztof Piesiewicz. The performers are the Aukso Chamber Orchestra of Tychy, under the baton of Marek Moš, Camerata Silesia, boy soprano Thomas Cully (from Libera) and Teresa Salgueiro, star singer of the Portuguese hit group Madredeus.
Without the constraints of a filmmaker's plot or screenplay, Preisner was able to create Silence, Night and Dreams on a clean canvas. The result is an atmospheric and spiritual piece, filled with soothing strings, gentle electronic effects and a pure and beautiful voice.
The LSO with special guest artist Teresa Salgueiro will perform the work at the Barbican on December 2 as part of the Only Connect series.
Watch the video trailer and read more about the album at Preisner’s website