Mixes I by I 07.12.15

FACT mix 527: Jóhann Jóhannsson

One of the world’s best soundtrack composers offers up a FACT mix for the winter months.

Since 2002, Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has been wowing listeners with his unique blend of subtle electronics and epic orchestral flourishes. With Englabörn, his debut album for the esteemed Touch imprint, Jóhannsson inadvertently kicked off a movement some dubbed “post-classical”, sharing spiritual space with Max Richter and others, but over the years he has proven more durable than an iffy genre tag might suggest.

Most recently, Jóhannsson has built a career in Hollywood scoring, penning the soundtrack for last year’s excellent The Theory of Everything and notching up an Oscar nomination in the process. This year he managed to outdo himself again, contributing a score to the acclaimed Sicario which might be his most startling to date.

For his FACT mix, Jóhannsson has chosen to weave together a selection of avant gems, from compositional powerhouse Dimitri Shostakovich to Can’s Holger Czukay. It’s perfectly poised to soundtrack the winter months, so get your central heating on full-whack and enjoy.

The Sicario OST has just been released on vinyl, and you can order it here.

Read next: Jóhann Jóhannsson on how to compose an award-winning Hollywood soundtrack.

Tracklist:

1. Mihaly Vig: The Turin Horse
2. Dimitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 15 in E Flat Minor Op. 144 – 1. Elegy, Adagio
3. David Lang: Amelia (I’m Waiting for My Man)
3. Meredith Monk: Braid 1 and Leaping Song
4. Robert Turman: Flux
5. Glenn Branca: Second Movement (The Temple of Venus Pt. 2)
6. Gloria Coates: Chiaroscuro – Illumination
7. Witold Lutoslawski: Funeral Music – Prologue
8. Jón Leifs: Hinsta Kveðja (Elegy) Op. 53 for String Orchestra
9. Irena Havlová & Vojtěch Havel: Pod Hvězdou Pomiranč (Under The Orange Star)
10. Charlemagne Palestine: Sliding Fifths (1 2)
11. Alvin Lucier: I Am Sitting in a Room
12. Holger Czukay: Boat Woman Song
13. Charlemagne Palestine: One Two Three Fifths (1 3)

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