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Johann Johannsson

Arrival (original soundtrack)


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Released: 2nd Dec 2016


Directed by Denis Villeneuve and based on Ted Chiang’s novella ‘Story of Your Life’, the intellectual drama with a genre twist features a characteristically wonderful score by the Icelandic composer.

“I decided early on that the voice would feature prominently in the score for ‘Arrival’ - it seemed a very natural choice given the fact that the film is very much about language and about how , if such a momentous occasion arose, we would take on the task of communicating with a culture that is completely alien to us” - Jóhann Jóhannsson

Arrival (original soundtrack)

  1. Arrival
  2. Heptapod B
  3. Sapir-Whorf
  4. Hydraulic Lift
  5. First Encounter
  6. Transmutation at a Distance
  7. Around-the-Clock News
  8. Xenolinguistics
  9. Ultimatum
  10. Principle of Least Time
  11. Hazmat
  12. Hammers and Nails
  13. Xenoanthropology
  14. Non-Zero-Sum Game
  15. Properties of Explosive Material
  16. Escalation
  17. Decyphering
  18. One of Twelve
  19. Rise
  20. Kangaru