Nowadays, it does not happen too often that a theorbo player gets to premiere a contemporary piece that is originally composed for that particular instrument. Well, in 2018, the Estonian composer Ardo Ran Varres wrote the soundtrack to a Hardi Volmer’s movie “Self Made Cameraman” and decided to use the theorbo for some sections of the music. In the movie, the motifs of the 3 min prelude go together with a female character who ultimately dies. The piece also sounds in its entirety under the credits.
The piece works well without the movie and so the composer decided to film it separately. It is directed by Urmas Reisberg (Plankfilm) and the audio is recorded by Ardo-Ran Varres. It was a great pleasure, thank you both!