The music for "Ein Dorf wehrt sich" draws its inspiration from the depth of the mountain tunnels, from the roughness of the surfaces and the ancient. On the one hand, it tries to give the omnipresent mountain a voice by means of deep drones and sometimes very alienated low strings, as well as to depict the emotions of the characters, which they are often not allowed or able to show, since not infrequently their survival depends on it. Pulsating rhythms lead us toward the inevitable showdown.
It was clear early on in the collaboration with director Gabriele Zerhau that the music must not move in the tradition of the great historical dramas, since here it is much more the great that is told in the small. About supposedly simple people who want to ensure their survival and in the process save, almost accidentally, one of the greatest art treasures in human history.