Art of the Score
Art of the Score
Dec 23, 2020
Episode 33: Arrival
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It’s finally time for Episode 33, and Art of the Score’s analysis of one of the landmark composers of the last decade: Jóhann Jóhannsson. We sit down with special guest, synth (and tape loop) expert Seja Vogel, and Jóhannsson’s soundtrack for Denis Villeneuve’s masterpiece sci fi film, Arrival. Join us for heptapods, looping seals (?), and the only true universal language: film music.

Episode notes:

4:41 – Arrival arrives, and Jóhannsson thrives
12:47 – Around the Clock News
15:43 – Arriving in Montana
21:49 – Seja breaks down the Arrival sound
30:05 – Looping with Seja
34:45 – First Encounter
39:12 – Sapir-Whorf
43:00 – Hazmat
49:42 – Heptapod B
58:56 – Non-Zero-Sum Game
1:02:21 – Deciphering
1:06:26 – One of Twelve
1:12:22 – Rise, and Max Richter’s On The Nature of Daylight

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