Stowaway: Volker Bertelmann’s Film Score Takes Flight! Listen Now Digitally

Stowaway (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Volker Bertelmann | Lakeshore Records

“[‘Into The Solar Storm’] is incredibly evocative” – io9

Lakeshore Records is pleased to partner once again with Academy Award-nominated composer Volker Bertelmann on the release of his score to Stowaway, the latest hit sci-fi Netflix film (The Old Guard, Lion, Your Honor), available now digitally!  

The acclaimed pianist, composer, and experimental musician 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 produced by XYZ Films, Augenschein Filmproduktion and Rise Pictures, and starring Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette, Daniel Dae Kim & Shamier Anderson, streams on Netflix April 22.

Check out this recent live composer interview below with Volker Bertelmann on his score to Stowaway!

Soundtrack Available Now: [Download/Listen]

Track List
01. Earth Rise
02. Regaining Consciousness
03. Favorite Spot on the Ship
04. How Much Oxygen
05. Setting Up the Algae
06. It’s Literally My Job
07. Can I Take His Place?
08. I Was in the Fire
09. Can You Talk?
10. What Did You Do?
11. The Algae Are Dead
12. Climbing the Tethers
13. On the Kingfisher
14. More Than Enough Oxygen
15. Solar Flare
16. I Will Go
17. Climbing the Tethers Alone
18. Into the Solar Storm


Volker Bertelmann 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, most recently the Showtime series Your Honor, starring Bryan Cranston. 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 movie of the summer 2020, The Old Guard starring Charlize Theron, Summerland with Gemma Arterton, Francis Lee’s romantic drama Ammonite, and the sci-fi movie Stowaway starring Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette, premiering on Netflix April 22. He is currently scoring Dev Patel’s directorial debut Monkey Man.

Since 2018, he is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Volker Bertelmann, who in his solo work goes by the name Hauschka, is a uniquely innovative pianist who is renowned both for his trademark sound, which he achieves by preparing the piano with various objects, and his ability to improvise entire performances. His output is prodigious: he tours extensively and has produced over twenty albums and EPs. Bertelmann has composed for soloists like mandolinist Avi Avital, as well as for ensembles and orchestras such as the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra and his many collaborations include recordings with the Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn.

XYZ Films is an independent studio whose mission is to empower visionary storytellers from every corner of the planet. As a producer, financier, distributor, and talent management company, XYZ is uniquely suited to identify talented filmmakers and bring their stories to life. XYZ was founded in 2008 by Nate Bolotin, Nick Spicer, and Aram Tertzakian. The company’s titles include Gareth Evans’ iconic The Raid franchise, Macon Blair’s 2017 Sundance winner I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore, and Panos Cosmatos’ psychedelic revenge thriller Mandy.
XYZ’s recent productions include Joe Penna’s science-fiction thriller, Stowaway, starring Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette, as well as Riley Stearns’ science-fiction comedy, Dual, starring Karen Gillan and Aaron Paul, and Sion Sono’s action film, Prisoners of the Ghostland, which stars Nicolas Cage and premiered at Sundance 2021.

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