While the visual aesthetic of Alejandro G. Inarritu‘s “The Revenant” will be steeped in the past, sonically the director going with a modern touch. We’ve already learned that experimental/minimalist composer Ryuichi Sakamoto will contributing music to the movie, and now a couple more names have been revealed.
Bryce Dessner of indie titans The National and Carsten Nicolai aka Alva Noto are also working on music for the movie. The former, when he’s not making everyone feel totally fucking bummed out, is an accomplished modern composer, and has released albums alongside Kronos Quartet and Jonny Greenwood. As for the latter, he’s an electronic artist. All told, I’m really eager to hear the aural landscape of this movie and see show it works up against the gritty realism.
“The Revenant” opens in limited release on Christmas Day. [Consequence Of Sound]