Jóhann Jóhannsson to score new Blade Runner film

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  • The Icelandic composer also has a new solo album, Orphée, due out next month.
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  • Jo´hann Jo´hannsson is scoring the Blade Runner sequel. The film, which stars Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling and Jared Leto, is a sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 classic. It's directed by Denis Villeneuve, who also worked with Jo´hannsson on Sicario, The Prisoner and Arrival. The Icelandic composer, who has released original music on labels like Touch and 4AD in the past, was nominated for an Academy Award for his Theory Of Everything score. The Blade Runner sequel is due out in October 2017. Jo´hannsson also has a new solo album, his first in six years, coming out in September through Deutsche Grammophon. Called Orphée, it's inspired by "various retellings of the old story of the poet Orpheus, from Ovid's to Jean Cocteau... A many-layered story about death, rebirth, change and the ephemeral nature of memory," according to the label. It was also inspired by Jo´hannsson's move from Copenhagen to Berlin. "Orphe´e is for me about changes: about moving to a new city, leaving behind an old life in Copenhagen and building a new one in Berlin," he says. "About the death of old relationships and the birth of new ones. Perhaps this is one of the reasons I was drawn to the Orpheus myth, which is fundamentally about change, mutability, death, rebirth, the elusive nature of beauty and its sometimes thorny relation to the artist. This album, my first solo record for six years, is an oblique reflection on personal change." Watch the video for Orphe´e opener "Flight From The City."
    Tracklist 01. Flight From The City 02. A Song For Europa 03. The Drowned World 04. A Deal With Chaos 05. A Pile Of Dust 06. A Sparrow Alighted Upon Our Shoulder 07. Fragment I 08. By The Roes, And By The Hinds Of The Field 09. The Radiant City 10. Fragment II 11. The Burning Mountain 12. De Luce et Umbra 13. Good Morning, Midnight 14. Good Night, Day 15. Orphic Hymn Deutsche Grammophon will release Orphée on September 16th, 2016.