R.I.P. composer Jóhann Jóhannsson
Jóhannsson made a name for himself as one of the premier ambient composers of early 2000's with albums such as Englabörn and Virðulegu Forsetar. Although he had worked with film, television and dance throughout his career, he started receiving more attention and acclaim for it in the 2010s. He scored three of Denis Villeneuve's films, Prisoners, Sicario and Arrival. In 2014, he won a Golden Globe for his music in the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything. He earned another Golden Globe nomination as well as two Academy Award nominations as well. His most recent work, the score for Theory of Everything director James Marsh's latest film The Mercy, was released just last week. He also did the scores for Biblical drama Mary Magdalene and Nicolas Cage-starring thriller Mandy, which both are set to release this year.
Jóhannsson was a brilliant composer and his work in film (though I'm really only familiar with the Villeneuve collaborations) has been wonderful. He will be missed.