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Interview with Alexander in the Russian weekly magazine “OK!”, 03.07.2014

 

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Moscow. The end of June. It is + 10 C on the street. Alexander Rybak came to the meeting in a thin T-shirt. “We had snow in Norway two weeks ago, so I am used to the cold”. He has also got used to the constant attention which falls on him after winning the Eurovision Song Contest. Since then five years have passed and Alexander has written a lot of songs and travelled to almost 70 countries. And now he is reaping the benefits of his success – Rybak is the composer of a soundtrack on the popular Hollywood cartoon “How to Train Dragon 2”, and can be proud of it!

Source:  OK! Published  03.07.2014 in the issue No. 27 (395)Author: Vadim Vernik. Photo: Vanja Berezkin.

Translation by Valeriya Platonova, Zhanna Sergueeva and Maria Solntseva. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Sasha, how did it happen that you entered into Hollywood so elegantly? Did the producers invite you?
Nobody invited me. I just wrote a song and realised that it is perfect for the animation. I’ve worked on the first and second parts of the animation for Norway (main hero Hiccup speaks with voice of Alexander). At my own expense I rented a studio, recorded the melody and sent it to the company “DreamWorks” although only 2.5 months remained prior to the international release of the animation. I knew that I had little chance, they may not even want to hear my song. Especially the Americans, it means nothing to them. And suddenly the answer is: “Of course, Alexander, we know who you are”. I was delighted, although they also wrote that everything was ready, and there was no need for the song, but they certainly will listen my melody. I decided not to wait for the outcome, I was just happy and considered it like a personal victory – the main thing I took a chance. However, after a week and a half they called me and said that the composition is very nice, and in spite of the late terms, they want to use the song. In the end I felt happy, and my song plays in the final credits of the animation. In some countries it is released on the soundtrack disc. The compositions of John Powell are gathered there, and my song is the last track. Continue reading Interview with Alexander in the Russian weekly magazine “OK!”, 03.07.2014

Into a Fantasy – Alexander Rybak – released 12.06.2014

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Alexander’s new song “Into a Fantasy”, one of the soundtracks from the animation movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2” from DreamWorks, can be can be downloaded from iTunes ,  Spotify , GooglePlay and Deezer in many countries.

The audio CD can be pre-ordered at several Amazon online shops and also at Platekompaniet.no (Norway). Below you find links to the Amazon online shops and Platekompaniet. The release date is the 16th of June, unless Amazon.de who has the release date of the 25th of July. The songs are available at Amazon digitally from the same dates.

      Full CD MP3                       “Into a Fantasy” MP3                       Audio CD

          Amazon.de                        Amazon.de (Germany)                         Amazon.de

       Amazone.co.uk           Amazone.co.uk (United Kingdom)             Amazon.co.uk

          Amazon.fr                              Amazon.fr (France)                            Amazon.fr

          Amazon.es                             Amazon.es (Spain)                           Amazon.es

          Amazon.it                                Amazon.it (Italy)                              Amazon.it

In Norway you can pre-order the Audio CD  now on  Platekompaniet.no , or buy the CD in one of their shops when it is released the 16th of June. Check this list to see if you have one of their shops nearby you : Platekompaniet

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Alexander Rybak gives voice to the Norwegian version of “How To Train Your Dragon 2” and contributes with a song. Watch the trailers.

Article was published on VG on 20.05.2014.

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Tessa Lande. Revision by Anni Jowett.

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Make success: Alexander Rybak

Rybak with new overseas success

Alexander Rybak (28) is once again  a voice actor in the second film about the Viking boy “Hiccup” in “How To Train Your Dragon 2”. This time, Rybak also has a song in the movie.

While the credits of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” run, you will in Scandinavia, Russia and several other European countries hear Rybak’s latest single “Into a Fantasy”.  Continue reading Alexander Rybak gives voice to the Norwegian version of “How To Train Your Dragon 2” and contributes with a song. Watch the trailers.

Alexander performs “I Don’t Believe in Miracles” (Black lightning). Moscow, 01.03.13

Alexander Rybak performed at the 60 years anniversary concert of Russian famous composer Arkadiy Ukupnik. Arkadiy is an aithor of the song “I Don’t Believe in Miracles” – soundtrack to Timur Bekmambetov’s movie “Black Lightning” .

Thanks a lot to Lesya Kozhevnikova for the recording!

English translation and subs by Julia B. English revising by Anni Jowett.