Posts Tagged: Hildur Guðnadóttir

Congratulations, Sebastian Plano and Hildur Guðnadóttir (but we’re not so sure about the other nominees).

We have a love/hate relationship with the Grammy Awards, which occasionally gets something (almost) right.  Congratulations to Sebastian Plano, whose album Verve received a nomination for Album of the Year … in the New Age category.  We’d prefer to see it under Contemporary

Congratulations, Sebastian Plano and Hildur Guðnadóttir (but we’re not so sure about the other nominees).

We have a love/hate relationship with the Grammy Awards, which occasionally gets something (almost) right.  Congratulations to Sebastian Plano, whose album Verve received a nomination for Album of the Year … in the New Age category.  We’d prefer to see it under Contemporary

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Film Scores

What makes a great film score?  There are many ways to answer this question, but on our site, there’s only one criterion: does the album stand on its own?  The best film scores, like the best ads, make us want

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Film Scores

What makes a great film score?  There are many ways to answer this question, but on our site, there’s only one criterion: does the album stand on its own?  The best film scores, like the best ads, make us want

A Closer Look: Unsound 2018

London. Berlin. New York. Krakow? Poland isn’t exactly the first place one associates with experimental music. Krakow is far from the bustling, cosmopolitan cultural centers, but it is nonetheless precisely this peripheral status that makes Unsound’s home-base so special. While

A Closer Look: Unsound 2018

London. Berlin. New York. Krakow? Poland isn’t exactly the first place one associates with experimental music. Krakow is far from the bustling, cosmopolitan cultural centers, but it is nonetheless precisely this peripheral status that makes Unsound’s home-base so special. While

Organ Reframed 2018

  Pure cinema, pure sound   Organ Reframed is now in its third year. Held at London’s magnificent Union Chapel, the festival is a highlight of the Autumn calendar. When October rolls around, bringing with it a lovely spell of

Organ Reframed 2018

  Pure cinema, pure sound   Organ Reframed is now in its third year. Held at London’s magnificent Union Chapel, the festival is a highlight of the Autumn calendar. When October rolls around, bringing with it a lovely spell of

UnSound Propositions: Previews of Unsound 2018 ~ Presence

In advance of PRESENCE, the 2018 edition of the renowned UNSOUND festival in Kraków, Poland, Joseph Sannicandro reflects upon this year’s theme, the history of the festival, and previews some of this year’s highlights. The very human drive for increased communication is

UnSound Propositions: Previews of Unsound 2018 ~ Presence

In advance of PRESENCE, the 2018 edition of the renowned UNSOUND festival in Kraków, Poland, Joseph Sannicandro reflects upon this year’s theme, the history of the festival, and previews some of this year’s highlights. The very human drive for increased communication is

Hildur Guðnadóttir & Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ Mary Magdalene OST

Our long goodbye to Jóhann Jóhannsson continues with the release of his final film score, co-composed with frequent collaborator Hildur Guðnadóttir.  The score is elegant, powerful, and memorable.  Unfortunately, these words have not been applied to the movie, typically described as “slow.”

Hildur Guðnadóttir & Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ Mary Magdalene OST

Our long goodbye to Jóhann Jóhannsson continues with the release of his final film score, co-composed with frequent collaborator Hildur Guðnadóttir.  The score is elegant, powerful, and memorable.  Unfortunately, these words have not been applied to the movie, typically described as “slow.”

Hildur Guðnadóttir ~ Saman

Saman, which the liner notes indicate is Icelandic for “together”, grounds itself on a subtle form of melancholy, as if the listener was looking at a landscape where something cherished used to stand a long time ago. The ‘togetherness’ surely

Hildur Guðnadóttir ~ Saman

Saman, which the liner notes indicate is Icelandic for “together”, grounds itself on a subtle form of melancholy, as if the listener was looking at a landscape where something cherished used to stand a long time ago. The ‘togetherness’ surely