Adrian Hollay is a composer with a diverse background with classical music training, and having played in rock and pop bands. All those influences come together in his music for theatre and film.
Over the years Adrian has composed music for theatre dramas, horror films, animation movies and songs. Music for Theatre and Film represents a collection of those.
The music for 'The Gift' is smooth Jazz with a Pacific feel. It was written for Auckland Theatre Company's staging of the play by Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith.
Theatreview.org.nz reviewed the production: ...Colin McColl's production of The Gift has class written all over it. From glittering cast to swanky set (Rachael Walker), from the cool Pacific jazz of Adrian Hollay to the fabulous visuals of Simon Barker, from the subtlest of lighting by Phillip Dexter to the divine costumes of Sara Taylor there's barely a thing out of place.
The 'Oh Tannenbaum Theme' was written for the animation film 'Oh Tannenbaum' by German production company Magmell. The basis for this theme is a melancholic jazzy melody which turns into a lighthearted string arrangement. In the film a little robot is in charge of the space station which controls all the TV channel broadcasts of the planet. One lonely Christmas Eve he decides to create a festive atmosphere for himself, with a catastrophic result.
'Schtocknacht' is a horror thriller by Magmell in which the protagonist is witnessing a horrific scene. When he realizes he can turn the chain of events, life gets nasty for him. The soundtrack is inspired by great horror film composers like Christopher Young.
'Farewell' is a work which builds on a melancholic theme and creates a sense of longing through its sweeping melodies.
'ReKapitulation' is a drama by German director Joachim Glaser. The protagonist can't cope with the fact that his girlfriend left him. Subconsciously, he gets lost in reliving the past as he is trying to understand the reasons for their breakup. The music explores the confusion in his head.
'7 Minuten Liebe', written for solo piano and electronics explores seven stages of a relationship: Madly in love; Return to normal life but the romance continues; in love, but also the need for space; Selfish need for space; The Argument; Reconciliation. '7 Minuten Liebe' is the soundtrack to the film of the same title by Joachim Glaser.