Gabriel Yared's Adam Resurrected
Caldera Records presents the original score for the motion picture Adam Resurrected,
directed by Paul Schrader and starring Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe and Derek Jacobi.
Goldblum stars as Adam Stein, a clown who is sent to a concentration camp in WWII.
There he meets Commandant Klein whose dog Stein pretends to be by behaving like an animal.
After the war, Stein is sent to a mental asylum where he meets a young boy who pretends
to be a dog. This encounter brings back old memories for Stein which will haunt him forever.
The music was written by Gabriel Yared who delivered one of his most unusual and daring works and
also one of his most satisfying. Yared, who won an Oscar for his work on “The English Patient”,
wrote the score for an orchestra but later abandoned the idea to create a score which wouldn’t make the
film into a schmaltzy melodrama. Instead, the composer used a solo piano, solo violin, solo guitar and
solo cello to come up with the right tone for the film. These instruments are accompanied by electronic
textures, bringing back memories of Yared’s earliest scores from the 80s which are developed
further here. The French-Libanese musician melts the sorrowful main theme of the film, beautifully
played by Bogdan Vacarescu, with sometimes harrowing and sensual electronic counterpoints, fusing
score and source music and thus delivering one of his most original and complex works which is deeply
touching even outside the film.
The music was recorded at Abbey Road in London and is now available for the first time on CD.
This 18th CD-release features a detailed booklet-text by Gergely Hubai and elegant
artwork by Luis Miguel Rojas. The CD was produced by Stephan Eicke and John Elborg.