Original score from the 2021 documentary feature film directed by Marko Röhr, produced by Matila Röhr Productions and released by Nordisk Film (Finland).
THE STORY:Tale of the Sleeping Giants revolves around the fells – barren mountains – of Sápmi in northern Europe. It is about the terrain, wildlife and mythology of the region.
THE SCORE: “Being the third film in the Tale series, I was searching for new timbres. One day director Marko Röhr suggested that we ask the vocal group Tuuletar, who are absolute masters of using their voice as an instrument, to perform on the score. I was just about to call him saying the same thing, so it was clear we had an idea where to go! Then as we got the amazing orchestra Tapiola Sinfonietta on board, I knew we could make the score sound both familiar and different. The music portrays the full range of Lapland, from the magical, cold landscapes of winter, to nature’s vibrant colors and life in the summer.“ – Panu Aaltio
THE COMPOSER: Tale of the Sleeping Giants marks the tenth MovieScore Media release with Panu Aaltio for whom the label released the acclaimed Tale of a Forest (2012) and Tale of a Lake (2016), both of which won the Best Original Score for a Documentary award of the IFMCA. The string of collaborations include The Home of Dark Butterflies (2009), Finland’s official submission for the 2009 Academy Awards and the epic Dawn of the Dragonslayer (2009), the Greece-set adventure score The Island of Secrets (2015) or more recently Super Furball (2018) and Finders of the Lost Yacht (2021). Training as a cellist since the age of six, Aaltio also studied music technology and classical composition at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and film music at the USC where he received the Harry Warren scholarship for Excellence in Film Scoring.
MMS21004 TALE OF THE SLEEPING GIANTS (Tunturin Tarina) (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by PANU AALTIO
Release date (digital): December 3, 2021
Release date (CD): TBC (Quartet Records)