Palimpsest: A Hypnotic Mystery (Bartek Gliniak)
MovieScore Media presents the latest addition to its Discovery Collection, Bartek Gliniak’s unnerving music from Konrad Niewolski 2006 thriller, Palimpsest: A Hypnotic Mystery. The film follows the investigation of a police officer who is engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with a dangerous killer – but as it turns out, he may be both the perpetrator and the investigator! While Inspector Marek (Andrzej Chyra) tries to find the killer of his former partner Maciek (Tomasz Sapryk), he gets more involved with his personal demons as well as haunting memories of femme fatale Hanna (Magdalena Cielecka), the mesmerizing woman who had lead to the break-up of the partnership a few years earlier.
Polish composer Bartek Gliniak has written music for over 30 films, earning him three nominations for the prestigious Polish Film Award “The Eagle”. His filmography includes the television series Marszalek Pilsudski (2001) the darkly satiric Komornik (2005), the magical family film Teah (2007), the WWII drama Joanna (2011) and the nature thriller Lord of the Carpathians (2012). MovieScore Media’s previous release of Bartek Gliniak was My Nikifor (2004), a touching biography of naive artist Nikifor Krynicki whose art has been transformed into a lovably eccentric, folk-inspired score. Apart from writing original music, Bartek also adapted music for Andrzej Wajda’s Oscar-nominated Katyn (2007).
Since the contemporary nature of the score allowed for a bit of additional experimentation, the bulk of the score is organized into four movements as if it were a symphony. The four movements (“Introitus”, “Impetus”, “Indicium”, “Veritas”) represent the various emotional stages of the troubled protagonist Marek, while two additional, more traditionally melodic cues (“Hanna” and “Awakening”) represent the intervention of the reality in their own separate tracks.
MMS15005 • PALIMPSEST: A HYPNOTIC SYMPHONY (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by BARTEK GLINIAK
Release date (digital): February 24, 2015
Release date (CD): March 3, 2015
1 Hanna 3:04
2 Palimpsest: A Hypnotic Symphony – Movement 1 (Introitus) 10:12
3 Palimpsest: A Hypnotic Symphony – Movement 2 (Impetus) 8:40
4 Palimpsest: A Hypnotic Symphony – Movement 3 (Indicium) 8:38
5 Palimpsest: A Hypnotic Symphony – Movement 4 (Veritas) 10:25
6 Awakening 2:46