Mikolai Stroinski And Garry Schyman Score Kafka's 'Metamorphosis'
Metamorphosis, created by the studio Ovid Works, is inspired by the Kafka story of the same name. There's a bit of the plot of The Trial woven into the story as well. The main character, Gregor, finds he's been turned into an insect, and it's up to him to investigate why his friend Joseph has been taken away to be interrogated. Both Mikolai Stroinski and Garry Schyman say working on the soundtrack was one of the most artistically rewarding projects they've ever done.
Mikolai and Garry's music reflects Kafka's era, and they took a chance on writing music in the style of the time by Alban Berg, Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern. Finding a singer up to the challenge of this demanding music was difficult, but Mikolai discovered soloist Joanna Freszel who brought the texts to life.
Gregor's life as a bug and Joseph's experience on trial happen simultaneously, and Mikolai and Garry traded themes back and forth so that the music they each wrote would sound cohesive.
Both Mikolai and Garry say that having a chance to use techniques they learned when they were music students was incredibly satisfying, and they should have paid Ovid Works for the fun they had writing the soundtrack.
Garry Schyman: Metamorphosis Theme
Mikolai Stroinski: The Letter (instrumental)
Garry Schyman: Corridors
Mikolai Stroinski: The Tower
Garry Schyman: Underfloor
Mikolai Stroinski: The Final Run
Garry Schyman: The Harbor
Mikolai Stroinski: The Three Procedures
Garry Schyman: Underground Village
Mikolai Stroinski: The Path to the Tower
Thanks to Dick Roberts for production assistance and Greg O'Connor-Read, Top Dollar PR