A 2-part travel-journey about Norway. Wonderful images of an unaltered nature recount the lives of the people there. The Journey starts in Bergen in the South across the Lofoten Islands up to the Northern Cape Kirkenes.

Copyrigt: Bodo Witzke
Date of Broadcast: July 2007
Broadcasting Station: ZDF

Norway – a Dream Come True
„Trolls, Fiords and a Mailboat”

Part 1: “To the Lofoten Islands” – Date of Broadcast: Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007
Part 2: “Beyond the Northern Cape” – Date of Broadcast: Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

With intoxicating sounds, the film music by Tobias Boesel and Siegfried Rolletter add flavour to the fantastic destination Norway. Wonderful images of an unaltered nature recount the lives of the people in Norway. The Journey starts in Bergen in the South across the Lofoten Islands up to the Northern Cape Kirkenes. The current two-part documentary “Trolls, Fiords and a Mailboat” starts on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007 at 8.15 p.m.

With sounds reminding slightly of folklore, the two composers Tobias Boesel and Siegfried Rolletter have added music to the wonderful places. The composition was stimulated by a typically Norwegian folklore instrument, the Hardangerfiedel (a fiddle). Modulated throughout several different harmonies the film music emphasizes the images in small and grand orchestra. During the scenes when the team is close to people, a little folklore melody was arranged. Its expresses levity and enthusiasm in its variations.

A wide country, sensitive insight, sunsets have been composed emotionally, sensually and sometimes melancholy. Here the jazz guitar and bass are paramount even though sparingly and discreetly.

In the athletic action scenes such as upon climbing, bungee jumping or rafting, string instruments in different casts push the scenes forward with groove and a modern style.

When the huge mailboat, the MS Finnmarken, manoeuvres closely to the steep rocks of the coast, the music stretches orchestral tension. In contradiction, during the underwater shots, the audience is taken into a positive tension. Also here, various string instruments are being accentuated with discreet orchestra sounds. The main theme accompanies also these scenes in variations.

Two film teams on their way on a unique journey through the country of the midnight sun. Whereas the one team travels on land, the other team takes the sea route with the Hurtigruten mailboat. Volker Lechtenbrink tell the traditional and modern stories along both routes.

Boesel and Rolletter have already composed film music for directors Uli Rothaus and Bodo Witzke, such as in the successful documentaries “Frankfurt-Airport” (1999/2000), “Hamburg Harbour” (2002) and “The Area around the Main Station” (2004) and recently “Stories from the Baltic Sea” (2006).

Kiedrich, July 2nd, 2007