Dirk Maassen – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Music Inspired by “Schattenkind” (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 41:11 minutes | 375 MB | Genre: Classical, Soundtrack
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Sony Classical
The soundtrack to the documentary film “Schattenkind” is Dirk Maassen’s first film music album and already a mammoth project. For this, the composer and pianist accompanied the film crew around director Jo Müller for two years and transformed scenic impressions into emotional musical moods. With his reduced piano melodies, which he sometimes arranges with subtle string passages, Dirk Maassen sensitively creates a tonal contrast to the poignant images from the 90-minute documentary film.”Schattenkinder” follows the exceptional photographer Andreas Reiner at his work and shows his frugal life on a dilapidated farm. Reiner, who comes from Swabia, looks where others look away and creates sometimes provocative photographic borderline experiences by photographing the faces of the bereaved or the hands of the dead. In the film “Schattenkinder” (Shadow Children), the viewers are also close to Reiner’s nerve-racking work and can see how the extreme series of images are created. He shows the emotions in front of and behind the camera, unfiltered, whether Reiner is photographing multiple murderers or women who have to cope with the trauma of a miscarriage. Dirk Maassen also becomes a part of Reiner’s work, and in the film you can see how he becomes Reiner’s photo subject on the grand piano in a dystopian-looking patch of forest full of dead trees, surrounded by naked people.
For Dirk Maassen, the production of the film over the long period of two years was a special experience, not least because as an actor in this key scene he was able to immerse himself deeply in the events and the world of Reiner. He was particularly inspired by the stories of the many people he met during the production. This personal contact also changed his perspective on life. Seemingly contradictory sensations such as strength and vulnerability, liveliness.
1. Dirk Maassen – Into the Light (Ins Licht) (04:26)
2. Dirk Maassen – Muse (03:51)
3. Dirk Maassen – Freedom (Freiheit) (03:19)
4. Dirk Maassen – Iller (03:46)
5. Dirk Maassen – Memories (Erinnerungen) (03:58)
6. Dirk Maassen – Muse Variation (03:43)
7. Dirk Maassen – Shadow Child (Schattenkind) (04:16)
8. Dirk Maassen – Schubert Andantino Variation (arr. from Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 959 by Dirk Maassen) (02:01)
9. Dirk Maassen – Sichtlichmensch (03:15)
10. Dirk Maassen – Sunny (03:21)
11. Dirk Maassen – Onze (05:09)