(November 20, 2014) For the upcoming epic action-adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator) has recruited three-time Academy Award nominee Alberto Iglesias to compose the film score. The soundtrack will be released by Sony Classical digitally on December 9 and on CD on December 16. 20th Century Fox releases Exodus: Gods and Kings in theaters everywhere on December 12.
When it came to the music for his visually stunning movie, Ridley Scott has opted as much for delicate arrangements as orchestral bombast – a noteworthy decision considering the truly monumental production. Strings, choir, featured soloists and soulful vocals complement Iglesias trademark composing style in this breathtaking score. Iglesias provides the biblical material a historic yet modern feel. Given the challenge of maintaining the upper hand in such a large project, the highly versatile Iglesias skillfully masters the gap between subtle emotion and martial brutality.
The recording of Exodus: Gods and Kings took place at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, where John Williams recorded the Star Wars saga and Howard Shore his epic The Lord of the Rings.
While primarily known for his European scores for the past 20 years and for his work with arthouse favorite Pedro Almodovar, Iglesias has received Academy Award nominations for his scores for Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy, The Constant Gardener and The Kite Runner. Iglesias also received BAFTA nominations for all three scores and a Golden Globe nomination for The Kite Runner. Among his many works with Almodovar, Iglesias won Best Score at the European Film Awards and the World Soundtrack Award for Composer of the Year for Volver. With The Skin I Live In, Iglesias became the all-time leading Goya recipient in the history of Spanish Cinema and was honored with Composer of the Year Award at the 2011 Hollywood Film Festival.
Iglesias has proven his unique skill for creating smart, authentic and cleverly designed thriller scores on many occasions. His music is sophisticated, richly detailed and emotionally compelling all at once. He is also a master at adding elements of world music into a more traditional musical context. Iglesias manages to seamlessly bring dramatic ideas together to an overwhelmingly emotional whole and is extremely gifted at composing music that is both complex and emotional in effect.
Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
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