Accomplished Icelandic composer and cellist Hildur Guðnadottir has attracted international praise in recent years for her soundtrack work. She first forayed into experimental music through collaborations with artists such as Pan Sonic, Throbbing Gristle, The Knife and Sunn O))), and released a string of acclaimed solo albums before moving her focus to film.
Her reputation as a soundtrack artist was cemented with her work on Sicario: Day Of The Soldado and Mary Magdalene with the late Jóhan Jóhannsson. 2018’s Chernobyl mini-series earned her Grammy and Primetime Emmy awards, and most recently her Joker soundtrack won numerous prestigious awards including the Oscar and the Golden Globe for Best Original Score and the BAFTA for Best Original Music.
Guðnadottir will sit down with noted film critic and electronic music researcher Frances Morgan to discuss her work as a musician and a film composer, her recent award-winning run, and the nature of a composer’s relationship to a director.