POP BLACK POSTA (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Director Marco Pollini
Music Composed by Marco Werba
Director Marco Pollini
Music performed by the Bulgarian National Radio
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marco Werba
Piano solos: Rea Bisha
Cello solos: Christo Tanev
Mixed by Marco Streccioni at the Stone Recording Studio in Rome. Assistant: Gabriele Conti.
Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd
Distribution Sergent Major Company Ltd – The Orchard
Quand la partition se fait légère, juste en note et émotion on peut laisser parler la mélodie, l’enthousiasme ou le désespoir. Marco Werba est un de ces architectes de la peinture moderne, épousant les classiques et la véritable histoire des musiques de films entre mémoire et nouveaute. Il dirige des orchestres de musiciens, ceux du Bulgarian National Orchestra ou de la peinture vivante des studios de Rome. Il faconne les extrêmes dans les films de Dario Argento aux jeunes réalisateurs tel que Marco Pollini. Entre le romantisme ébouriffé et le bouillant, entre le raisonnable et la pensee constructive. Nous avons besoins de ces penseurs aériens et magiques, de ces mélomanes caches qui soulèvent des passions. Nous prions pour que les images laissent une place a l’imagination créatrices. Marco Werba est au point de ces rencontres terribles et planantes. L’archer a la mesure de son regard, le clavier des notes au sens revolte. On écoutera sa nouvelle partition de Pop Black Posta comme un écriture suave et riche. On écoutera encore et encore Marco Werba.
What would happen if someone spy your mail? This is what a wild and over the lines group of characters will discover in a claustrophobic atmosphere and over the lines. When a reassuring place as a post office turns into a nightmare, the only way to get out of it is to test yourself: secrets kept jealously will pop up while Good and Bad become increasingly difficult to recognize.
Notes from the composer I met director Marco Pollini through writer Debora Scalzo. Marco told me about a thriller in preparation for the title “Pop Black Posta“. The story was captivating: A woman kidnaps some people inside a post office, apparently without a reason. Only at the end the motivations, and the anger that had pushed her to make this gesture, to the extreme consequences, will be understood. Marco Pollini did a great job with the actors and the film manages to communicate fear, anguish, despair but also hope. In previous years I had already had the opportunity to work for captivating thriller movies, such as “Giallo” by Dario Argento, for which I had won three awards, “Colour from the Dark” by Ivan Zuccon, “Jack Attack” by Bryan Norton and Antonio Padovan , “Mr Hush” by David Lee Madison, “The Inflicted” by Matthan Harris and “Native” by John Real (for which I won the italian “Golden Globe”). This was therefore another interesting opportunity to write a film score that could again communicate strong emotions. As you know, there are two schools of thought for thriller soundtracks, the first is based on a symphonic orchestral music, the second on an experimental electronic music. In this film I tried to merge the two schools of thought together, mixing the “Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra” with disturbing electronic sounds, to wrap the viewer and make him more involved in this compelling storyline. We went with the director to Sofia, together with sound engineer Marco Streccioni and his assistant Gabriele Conti, and we recorded the orchestra with a mix of digital sounds synchronized with the images. Alessia’s theme, for piano and strings, is the cornerstone of this soundtrack and is linked to the protagonist, played by actress Antonia Truppo. In a second moment I asked my collaborator Federico Ricci to write an additional music theme for the final scenes, to enrich the existing musical themes and introduce new thematic material. We recorded all the music in 5.1. at the studio “Stone Recording Studio” in Rome and the final mix of dialogues, music and sound effects was done by Gianfranco Tortora at the studios “Il Suono del Sud”. We worked hard to find a balance between the various components of the soundtrack and the right volume between music and sound effects. Marco Werba