Outer Space Stowaway
April 21, 2021
Volker Bertelmann’s Score for Netflix Film STOWAWAY Soundtrack Coming Friday
On a mission headed to Mars, an unintended stowaway accidentally causes severe damage to the spaceship’s life support systems. Facing dwindling resources and a potentially fatal outcome, the crew is forced to make an impossible decision.
Lakeshore Records will release a digital soundtrack to STOWAWAY—Music From The Netflix Film—featuring the music by Volker Bertelmann (THE OLD GUARD, AMMONITE, LION, YOUR HONOR), this Friday April 23. The composer utilizes piano, strings and orchestra to explore a wide range of sounds that provide a rich backdrop to the mission to Mars thriller. The film, directed by Joe Penna and co-written by Penna and Ryan Morrison, and stars Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette, Daniel Dae Kim, and Shamier Anderson, streams on Netflix tomorrow, April 22.
Says Bertelmann, “Working on STOWAWAY and collaborating with director Joe Penna was a special experience in many respects: Joe, who is a musician himself, gave me a lot of freedom to explore different sounds and we had a joint understanding of the purposes the music should serve. This facilitated the compositional process, which was extremely helpful given the considerable amount of music the film needed. The music for STOWAWAY is one of my favorite scores so far.”
Volker Bertelmann, who in his solo work goes by the name Hauschka, is an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and experimental musician. His score for Garth Davis’s Oscar-nominated film LION, composed in collaboration with Dustin O’Halloran, was awarded an Australian AACTA Award and received nominations for multiple awards, among others for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Critics’ Choice Award.
Since then, Bertelmann has provided music for a large number of films and TV shows. In addition, he scored the music for the Emmy-and BAFTA-nominated mini-series PATRICK MELROSE, the BBC-commissioned crime series DUBLIN MURDERS, Netflix’s blockbuster action movie starring Charlize Theron THE OLD GUARD (with O’Halloran), SUMMERLAND with Gemma Arterton, Francis Lee’s romantic drama AMMONITE. He is currently scoring Dev Patel’s directorial debut MONKEY MAN.
Watch the film’s trailer: