This week, Lakeshore Records features Nicholas Britell’s Academy Award®-nominated score to Moonlight, the Academy Award® Best Picture Winner of 2017 directed by Barry Jenkins! The unforgettable film which “portrays black gay life in its joy, sadness, and complexity” (The Guardian), also won Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) and Best Adapted Screenplay (shared with Tarell Alvin McCraney). Britell’s Best Score nomination shared the spotlight with the film’s eight (8) nominations.
If you’ve been dreaming of owning a piece of Oscar® history and collecting a film score masterpiece, consider being among the first 100 to get a free soundtrack download link, courtesy of Lakeshore Records! Details below.
Tell your friends, tell your colleagues! Two-time Academy Award® Nominee Nicholas Britell wil be performing an intimate live virtual concert tonight at 7 PM PDT as part of Noe Music’s weekly listening club sessions! See details below.
Join us for some guided listening and scintillating conversation as composer Nicholas Britell joins the Noe Music Listening Club to share music and insights into his award-winning scores for Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Succession.
The Noe Music Listening Club is priced on a sliding scale, $0-$20 per session. Get tickets at Noe Music online.
The good folks over at Dancing Astronauts feature a great Q&A with Australia-based electronic music producer Opiuo, whose remix of “Overture” is featured in the forthcoming Whiplash Deluxe Edition soundtrack! The piece highlights his collaboration with French DJ and music producer CloZee on their upcoming live show at Red Rocks, which features his contribution to the Whiplash soundtrack.
Both headliners threw in a collection of IDs, including a fresh collaborative track and Opiuo’s unreleased remix of “Overture” from the 2014 film Whiplash.
In case you missed our previous announcement about this newly-expanded soundtrack reissue, Whiplash (out March 27) features 36 tracks including never before released bonus tracks and remixes, brand new cover art and liner notes from T.S. Monk. See more details and purchase links below.
Rooting his score in beautifully melancholic strings, playing at the bottom of their register, Britell incorporated brass, an “old analog synth,” prepared piano, digitally manipulated percussion, as well as the Trinity Boys Choir to capture “the sadness and darkness” of King Henry V’s world, with a score that felt timeless and appropriate for the tragic hero. – Matt Grobar, Deadline
Two-time Academy Award®-nominated Composer Nicholas Britell talks to Deadline about crafting his “most somber score yet” for Netflix’s The King, an original film now available on the platform. His collaboration with critically-acclaimed Australian Director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom, War Machine, The Rover), brings the historical drama about Henry V (played by Timothee Chalamet) to life. Read the full interview now at Deadline.
What are your favorite Nicholas Britell scores? Listen to a preview of The King – Original Score From The Netflix Film below.
For his latest score, Britell worked with director David Michôd to create the sounds of the 15th century for “The King.” Rather than stay faithful to that time period, Britell approached it with, “something that felt timeless in the sense that it could represent any time period.” – Jazz Tangcay, Variety
It is likely as a film music fan you’ve already been enchanted by Nicholas Britell’s score to The King, now on Netflix. The Netflix original film stars Timothee Chalamet (Lady Bird) and Robert Pattinson (The Rover). In this interview over at Variety, the Academy Award-nominated composer pulls back the curtain on how he found the emotional core of the gorgeous, timeless score. Have you had a chance to listen to the full score?