Original score from the 2014 documentary film directed by Kenneth Elvebakk, produced by Indie Film AS and released by ZED (France) and Tour de France (Norway).
THE STORY: Ballet Boys takes you through disappointments, victories, forging of friendship, first loves, doubt, faith, growing apart from each other, finding your own way and own ambitions, all mixed with the beautiful expression of ballet.
THE SCORE:Recorded in Macedonia with the F.A.M.E. orchestra, Henrik Skram’s score for Ballet Boys has the dual purpose of being fit for the scenes of training and practicing, but also to highlight the more dramatic events in the boys’ life. The haunting uncertainty of their ”Future”, the nervous excitement of an ”Audition” and the shattered nostalgia of ”Childhood” are just some of the finest examples of the exquisite score that not only works in the ballet class and not excels in the film, but also offers a concise and emotional listening experience as an album.
THE COMPOSER: Norwegian composer Henrik Skram studied composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Ballet Boysmarks the composer’s third release through MovieScore Media and like the previous releases, his writing is characterized by clear themes that work outside their movies too. His music for 90 Minutes was headlined by a beautiful waltz while Crestfallen featured inventive brass writing for the heroine’s journey into the past to find her real parents. Both these scores were also remarkable for their inventive use of classical pieces by Puccini and Vivaldi respectively.
MMS14036 BALLET BOYS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by HENRIK SKRAM
Release date (digital): August 12, 2014