The producers asked two artists, Paweł Błaszczak and Adam Skorupa to compose music for “Ark”. Both agreed to take part in the project.
The director created first provisional tracks, so called “temp tracks” for the first working shots which rendered the atmosphere and the peculiarity of the picture. They became a point of reference for the right direction of composing music.
The construction of the film and screenplay forced the composers to take a very careful approach towards the interpretation and creation of music. In the first place the most important thing was to keep the balance between the delicate and dark style so that the emotional reception of a viewer wasn’t disturbed.
The scary thing is that working on “Ark” led me to a kind of musical schizophrenia I couldn’t shake off for a few days. when I got down to writing other music my mind wandered off to dark and damp corridors of “Ark”. This nightmarish reality clung to me even if I didn’t compose that day. Throughout the whole time when I created music for this film, I was mentally stuck in this glum uneasy story – continues Paweł Błaszczak.
An unknown virus has destroyed almost the entire human population. Oblivious to the true nature of the disease, the only remaining survivors escape to the sea. In great ships, they set off in search of uninhabited land. So begins the exodus, led by one man…