Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Preisner的地下音樂

九月歐遊,行程將包括波蘭的Krakow(克拉科夫)。

近讀旅遊資料,原來離Krakow不遠的Wieliczka Salt Mine乃不錯的一天遊去處。這是個龐大的地下鹽礦,有鹽雕,鹽刻,更有兩座鹽造的教堂!

其中一部旅遊書說,較大的鹽造教堂聲響特質出眾,不時作演奏和宴會之用。

咦?地下鹽礦?演奏?莫不是..........

果然!Zbigniew Preisner(普理斯納)!

1995年,即Kieslowski-Preisner剛完成三色系列,宣佈退休的Krzysztof Kieslowski(奇斯洛夫斯基 )正過著他吞雲吐霧生活的最後一整年,Preisner推出一張組曲式唱奏會現場錄音,就叫Preisner's Music,內分5節25段,唱奏的全是Preisner為Kieslowski及其他導演創作的電影配樂。

唱奏會的地點正是Wieliczka Salt Mine。可惜我當年對此地點毫無概念,地名的三個字只模糊地存於腦海深處。

Preisner夫子自道:

I had to know whether my music 'sounded' as good without a film accompanying it. ... To check this, I chose the Wieliczka salt mine, near Krakow: a secret, mysterious magical place 130 metres below ground. A unique atmosphere with exceptional acoustics.

The risk was great though: a subterranean symphony orchestra connected by 400 metres of cables to technical equipment on the ground above. Anything could have happened. Yet it all went incredibly well. ... I wanted to put on a musical show. The concert was indeed a rite, a 'mysterium'.

My audience and I felt that my music lived its own life, albeit entirely at my command. Far from the studios and the mixing rooms, I rediscovered the soul of the orchestra and, for the first time ever, I heard my music exactly as I imagined it. I will always remember the Wieliczka concert as a unique step forward in the pursuit of my artistic freedom.

Preisner's Music是我非常鐘愛的CD,今天偶然地對它的認識又深了一層。

* Zbigniew Preisner現居Krakow

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地下鹽洞的音色,似乎特別適合女高音Elzbieta Towarnicka那種高唱入雲,似斷未斷的唱法。

Towarnicka曾跟Preisner多次合作,除Preisner's Music外,還包括La Double Vie de Veronique(為配合情節,Towarnicka還真的唱到“斷了氣”),Blue,Red,Quartet in 4 Movements,Weiser等電影原聲配樂,和為Kieslowski悼亡的Requiem for My Friend。