PROLIFIC FILM COMPOSER MAX RICHTER RELEASES NEW SOUNDTRACK FOR HOSTILES, THE NEW FILM FROM THE DIRECTOR OF CRAZY HEART. NEW ALBUM RELEASED ON DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON: 9 FEBRUARY 2018
The latest film from director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart), Hostiles stars Christian Bale as a legendary Army captain in 1892 who reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief (Wes Studi) and his family through dangerous territory. The Hostiles soundtrack features music by composer Max Richter (The Leftovers, Sleep).
Richter has received both Grammy and Emmy nominations for his work in film and television. Recent awards include The European Film Academy Award for Waltz with Bashir, the International Film Music Critics Award for The Leftovers, and a German Film Award and Australian Film Critics Award for Lore.
Echoing the compelling human drama of Hostiles, the score for this period Western, performed by the Air Lyndhurst Orchestra, combines the haunting stillness and elegiac beauty of Richter's Waltz with Bashir music with the noir-like intensity of his recent soundtrack for the hit BBC TV series Taboo. Tracks such as the plaintive "A Woman Alone," recalled and varied throughout, mirror the film's hard psychological edges and the transformation of conflict and ill-will into compassion and love.
The soundtrack also includes the heart-breaking "How Shall a Sparrow Fly," written and performed by Americana singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham and released by DG as a single on 5 January 2018.