Peer Raben Award received by a Lithuanian Composer2009 / 12 / 03
The PEER-RABEN-MUSIC-AWARD for the best music to a short film was awarded for the first time at SoundTrack_Cologne in 2009. The jury was searching for film scores where the relationship between the images and the music and sound is innovative and dramaturgically clear. This was fulfilled by the short Noirville (dir. Andy Marsh) with the music by Titas Petrikis from Lithuania.Noirville was nominated along with 9 other films out of 140 participants and was announced to be the winner. The film tells a story about the lone girl Lucy, who is settled in a weird abandoned place, called Noirville. While hiding of the war, one day she discovers a strange article in the forest. This changes her life.
Quote from the jury's statement: "The music is an organic part of this excellently done short film. Petrikis masters the connection between picture and sound in a highly sensitive way. The orchestral score produces a strong atmosphere and draws the audience into the film, being an essential part of the narrative. We'd love to hear this composer's music performed by a real orchestra."
Soundtrack Cologne 6.0 is annual event for the European film composers and sound designers, which takes place each November in Cologne, Germany. It is the second time, when Titas receives international recognition for his music. He was a finalist of the Berlinale Talent Campus Volkswagen Score Competition in 2007. The latest work of the composer is the feature films Giedre (dir. Donatas Vaisnoras) screened in the Lithuanian cinemas since December 1st.