Subtle, haunting and intensely melodic, the string-based music might be the year’s most beautiful score – The Wrap
In collaboration with Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talkcomposer Nicholas Britell tells of finding the sound of love: “Together, we explored a sonic landscape filled with brass and strings, while also venturing into some quite extreme experimentation,” said Nicholas Britell. See the full story at The Wrap.
A transcendent riff of loft jazz and Harlem neighborhood soundscapes that beams down from the vastness of space to envelop Barry Jenkins’ romantic images… – Matt Patches, Polygon
In this interview with If Beale Street Could Talk composer Nicholas Britell, Polygon drills down on the sounds you may or may not have heard on the Academy Award®-nominated score, and so much more. Read the full story at Polygon before you take the score for another spin.
Barry Jenkins’ Academy Award-winning film If Beale Street Could Talk is now available on Digital and Blu-ray/DVD. See below for soundtrack and film purchase links.
Here’s a great A to Z primer on If Beale Street Could Talk Composer Nicholas Britell, straight from the composer himself in this video interview with Film.Music.Media.! Find out what inspired him to get into film scoring and who he has worked with over the years, leading up to his Academy Award® nomination for Beale Street! See listening and soundtrack purchase links below.
From the cello-laden soundtrack of If Beale Street Could Talk to the symphony of “wrong notes” he created for Vice, composer Nicholas Britell seeks out sounds that capture each film’s essence.- NPR
Much has been written of Nicholas Britell’s Academy Award-nominated score to If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins’ Academy Award-winning period drama based on the James Baldwin novel. NPR’s Terry Gross chats with Nicholas on “Fresh Air”:
“There is also equally transcendent sound design – the sense of place, the blurring of all other noise apart from each other, and a beautiful orchestral score that is more than a match for Moonlight’s.” – The Mirror
Lewis Knight at The Mirror reviews Barry Jenkins’ period film, If Beale Street Could Talk. Together with the sound design and score by Nicholas Britell, Knight describes the film as “transcendent” and “visually stunning.” Read the full review now at The Mirror online. We may be biased, but we wholeheartedly agree. Have you seen If Beale Street Could Talk yet?