Hildur Guðnadóttir’s Academy Award Winning score to JOKER to be performed live to film in Harpa, conducted by Guðni Franzson, Hildur’s father.
The film will be presented on a huge screen in the Eldborg Hall with its original soundtrack excluding Hildur’s inimitable score which will be performed by a symphony orchestra.
Central to the emotional journey Joaquin Phoenix’s character Arthur Fleck takes throughout the movie is Guðnadóttir’s beautifully haunting score. The fusion of looming industrial soundscapes with raw, emotive string-led melodies – led by a lone cello – creates melancholic shroud marked with moments of hope, which unfolds gradually to become a fever pitch of disquieting tension. Hildur’s extraordinary music will be brought to life by SinfoniaNord to create an entirely new viewing experience of Todd Phillips’ film JOKER and Joaquin Phoenix award winning portrayal in the leading role.
Hildur’s success in the last few months is quite extraordinary. For her music in the TV series Chernobyl she has received Emmy and Grammy awards among many other international awards. For JOKER she has added a BAFTA and now an Oscar, the first of any Icelandic artist.
JOKER – LIVE IN CONCERT will be performed all over Europe in the coming months, presented by the English concert promoter Senbla, premiering on April 30th in London.