While the visual aesthetic and harsh production conditions have been all the talk about Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “The Revenant,” one thing that hasn’t been discussed much about the wilderness survival drama has been the score.
Consequence of Sound reports that three key talents will be lending their expertise to the project. The first is Ryuichi Sakamoto, the Japanese musician who helped pioneer the acid house movement in the 1990s and has won awards for his scores for the likes of classic films like “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence,” “The Sheltering Sky” and “The Last Emperor”.
The second is Bryce Dessner, an acclaimed Brooklyn-based composer who is also a member of the indie rock band The National, founder of the MusicNOW Festival, and a co-founder of both the Brassland Records label and the instrumental group Clogs.
The third is German musician Carsten Nicolai, also known by his various stage names like Alva Noto, Noto and Aleph-1. He is a member of several music groups like Diamond Version, Signal and Cyclo. He has also performed and created installations in many of the world’s most prestigious spaces like the Guggenheim, the SF MoMA, the Tate Modern and the Venice Biennale.
The film itself is scheduled to open in limited release on Christmas Day.