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MovieScore Media: "Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time" music by Gergely Keresztes

MovieScore Media ventures a bit south to release the music for Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time, which was Hungary’s official entry for this year’s Oscars. Written and directed by Lili Horváth, the romantic drama tells the story of Márta (Natasa Stork), a forty-year-old neurosurgeon who leaves her promising American career in favor of starting a new life with a man back home in Budapest. However, the love of her life claims they have never met before...

“I think musically these are really simple pieces,” explains composer Gábor Keresztes before expanding on his ideas. "What charges this music so much for me are the imperfections of the individual instruments. The sound of the de-tuned piano has a constant aura of fragility attached to it. The increased volume added to the sound of the brush of the bow has a feeling of intimacy and rigidness. Yet I wanted to use a few sounds that come from objects that are not musical instruments, yet they have a sort of musical quality, such as the screeching of tram line tracks. This is a film that plays itself out within the viewer and I tried to achieve the same feeling and depth with the score."

Hungarian composer / sound designer Gábor Keresztes has been immensely prolific in the Budapest indie theater scene, composing scores for dozens of productions in the capitol’s biggest theaters, including Thalia and Víg, In November 2013, he was given a Junior Prima Award, a prize given to under-30 talents with the brightest career prospects. His previous credits in Hungarian cinema include the dramedy Heavenly Shift (2013) which takes place during the time of the Yugoslav Wars and Comrade Drakulich (2019) a macabre horror comedy about vampires being active in the times of Socialist Hungary.
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