TÁR (MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE) Hildur Guðnadóttir
Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)
Artist: Hildur Guðnadóttir
Composer: Hildur Gudnadottir (1982), Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), Edward Elgar (1857-1934), Johnny Burke (1908-1964), Jimmy van Heusen (1913-1990), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Elisa Vargas Fernandez
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- Hildur Guðnadóttir (b. 1982): For Petra (Vocal Version):
- 1Guðnadóttir: For Petra (Vocal Version)01:12
- 2Guðnadóttir: Mortar03:37
- Introductory Words by Hildur Guðnadóttir:
- 3Introductory Words by Hildur Guðnadóttir: Introductory Words by Hildur Guðnadóttir00:20
- Hildur Guðnadóttir: For Petra (Recording Session):
- 4Guðnadóttir: For Petra (Recording Session)08:18
- Hildur's Impressions:
- 5Hildur's Impressions: Hildur's Impressions00:15
- Hildur Guðnadóttir: Tár:
- 6Guðnadóttir: Tár: I. Largo05:45
- 7Guðnadóttir: Tár: II. Allegro04:15
- 8Guðnadóttir: Tár: III. Moderato04:56
- Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911): Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp Minor:
- 9Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp Minor / Pt. 1: I. Trauermarsch & II. Stürmisch bewegt (Rehearsals)03:19
- 10Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor / Pt. 3: IV. Adagietto (Rehearsals)04:24
- Introductory Words:
- 11Introductory Words: Introductory Words (Recording Session)00:22
- Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934): Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85
- 12Elgar: Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85: IV. Allegro (Recording Session / First Take / Excerpt)01:32
- Control Room Talk:
- 13Control Room Talk: Control Room Talk (Recording Session)01:20
- Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85:
- 14Elgar: Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85: IV. Allegro (Recording Session)12:09
- 15Applause: Applause (Recording Session)00:20
- Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85:
- 16Elgar: Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85: I. Adagio - Moderato (Recording Session / Excerpt)03:45
- Jimmy Van Heusen (1913 - 1990), Johnny Burke (1908 - 1964): Here's That Rainy Day:
- 17Here's That Rainy Day: Here's That Rainy Day02:42
- Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869:
- 18J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Prelude in C Major, BWV 846 (Lesson / Excerpt)01:28
- Lydia Tár Field Recording:
- 19Lydia Tár Field Recording: Lydia Tár Field Recording00:31
- Elisa Vargas Fernandez (b. 1969): Cura Mente:
- 20Fernandez: Cura Mente03:21
Info for TÁR (MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE)
Deutsche Grammophon presents the exciting new film project by multi-award-winning (Oscar, 2 Grammys, Golden Globe, Emmy, BAFTA and more) Icelandic composer and cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir (Joker, Chernobyl, Battlefield2042 and more) - a groundbreaking concept album for Todd Field's new film TÁR starring Cate Blanchett as conductor Lydia Tár.
The multi-faceted album presents music from the film as well as music inspired by the film, including a series of haunting new pieces by Hildur Guðnadóttir, as well as excerpts from great works by Elgar and Mahler. It complements the film's intriguing plot by presenting fully realized, real-life versions of the music that fictional protagonist Lydia Tár is already working on in the film. One aim of the album is to convey to the listener something of the complexity of the musical rehearsal and recording process.
"The album, like the film, is meant for the listener to experience the complex tangled mess that is music making." Todd Field
Directed by three-time Oscar nominee Todd Field and starring Cate Blanchett in the title role, TÁR tells the story of successful composer and conductor Lydia Tár. The multi-award-winning Cate Blanchett immersed herself in every aspect of her character's life and can be seen - and heard on the album - conducting the rehearsals of a Mahler symphony with extraordinary skill. In addition to Cate Blanchett, the talented young British-German cellist Sophie Kauer can also be heard in the film as well as on the album.
Elisa Vargas Fernandez, vocals
Hildur Gudnadottir, vocals, cello
Cate Blanchett, piano
Sophie Kauer, cello
Al Kay, trombone
New Trombone Collective & Friends
London Symphony Orchestra
London Contemporary Orchestra
(b. 1982) is a cellist and composer. Best known for her collaborations with múm and guest appearances with Pan Sonic, she has a rich catalogue of collaborations and varied projects behind her.
Guðnadóttir began playing cello as a child, entered the Reykjavík Music Academy and then moved on to musical studies/composition and new media at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and Universitat der Kunste in Berlin. Back in Iceland, she became very active in the neu-Iceland scene as a member of Kitchen Motors, a Reykjavík based think tank, record label and an art collective along with internationally renowned composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.
In 2004, she started playing with the band Angel (Ilpo Väisänen and Dirk Dresslehaus). Around that time she made an album with Dirk (Mr. Schmuck´s farm), and went on to play live Pan Sonic, later collaborating on their album Cathodephase.
She released her first solo album, Mount A, under the artist name Lost in the Hildurness, on the Reykjavík based label 12 Tónar in 2006. The album was recorded in New York City, and at ‘Hólar in Hjaltadalur’, a historic spot in Iceland with a house named Audunarstofa. The old house is constructed from Norwegian wood and was chosen for its excellent cello acoustics. Guðnadóttir played all the instruments on the album – vibraphone, viola da gamba, harp and vocals.
Guðnadóttir is a member of Storsveit Nix Noltes (The Nix Noltes Big Band), a rotating cast of 7 to 10 Icelanders playing traditional Bulgarian and Greek dance music. The group has toured the US twice supporting Animal Collective.
She has also played frequently with field recording artist and performer BJ Nilsen; delicate duets that conjure somber rapture of multi tracked cello - Guðnadóttir’s live playing augmented by laptop loops. Guðnadóttir has collaborated, played and recorded with other artists such as Skúli Sverrisson, Hilmar Jensson, Hafler Trio, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Nico Muhly, Valgeir Sigurdsson, Angel, Schneider™, Ben Frost and Stilluppsteypa.
As a composer she has written music for plays, dance performances and films, pieces for chamber orchestras, various instruments, voices and electronics. Guðnadóttir likes to explore the nature and movement of sound, and often turns her experiments into sound and visual installations. She recently co-composed a live soundtrack to Derek Jarman's 1980 film In The Shadow of The Sun with legends Throbbing Gristle, arranged choir for performances by them in Austria and London.