The Theory of Everything [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

The Theory of Everything [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Jóhann JóhannssonJóhann Jóhannsson


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Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson's elegant score for the 2014 Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything relies heavily on stirring, lightly minimalist elements and a simple four-note ostinato that is developed and deconstructed at various points throughout the soundtrack. The film, directed by James Marsh, follows Hawking from his days as a healthy and promising young Oxford undergrad to the disabled theoretical physics genius who was forced to communicate through a computer. It's an inspirational tale of overcoming physical adversity through determination and fierce intellect, and Jóhannsson reflects this internal universe with a smart and largely uplifting orchestral score. Hawking's courtship and marriage to wife Jane are at the center of the film and their dedication to one another is reflected here in several wistful, romantic themes punctuated by darker, more haunted elements. Often known for blending icy minimalism with textural electronics, Jóhannsson's work here is far more sentimental, telling the story of Hawking's humanity rather than his science.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/2014
Label: Backlot Music
UPC: 0857970002806
catalogNumber: 280
Rank: 6483

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jóhann Jóhannsson   Primary Artist,Keyboards,electronics
Hugh Webb   Harp
Geoff Foster   Piano
Adam Wiltzie   Lap Steel Guitar
Zac Rae   Piano,Electric Harpsichord,Marxophone
Ben Foster   Conductor
Tom Poster   Piano,Celeste
Anthony Weeden   Conductor
Andreas Käehne   Guitar

Technical Credits

Peter Cobbin   Engineer
Geoff Foster   Engineer
Adam Wiltzie   Orchestration
Brian Porizek   Packaging
Jóhann Jóhannsson   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Hilary Skewes   Score Coordinator
Sam O'Kell   Engineer,Score Mixer
Jack Liebeck   Orchestra Leader
Jake Voulgarides   Production Director
Morten Groth Brandt   Score Mixer
Nikkie Walsh   Marketing
Nicklas Schmidt   Arranger,Orchestration

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