Hear the First Piece of Clint Mansell’s Score for ‘Stoker’

When a filmmaker and composer continually collaborate over the years, their work becomes synonymous with one another’s—intwined in such a way that one’s images conjure up the other’s sounds, while one’s sounds evoke a very specific movie of the mind. And as one of the most symbiotic working relationships in the world of film right now, composer Clint Mansell and director Darren Aronofsky have shaped many a vision together—from the paranoid and heartbreaking score for Requiem for a Dream, to the classically haunted sounds of Black Swan, and the music to come for the upcoming Noah. But it’s also interesting when a composer that you’ve become so used to hearing in one very specific world lends their talents elsewhere as Mansell has done in recent years with films like Last Night, Moon, and now the psychological thriller, Stoker. From Oldboy director Park Chan-wook, the film stars Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, and Matthew Goode, and tells the tale as follows:

After India’s (Wasikowska’s) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evelyn (Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

A piece from the score has now been released and we’re in love with it already. The snippet’s dark and bone-chilling yet sensual and delicate sounds evokes haunted and hallowed halls with a fright that builds from within. Fox Searchlight will be releasing the film on March 2nd and if you’re not already excited for the brooding drama, listen to “In Full Bloom”.

1. I’m Not Formed By Things That Are of Myself Alone (dialogue)
2. Becomes the Color – Emily Wells
3. Happy Birthday (A Death in the Family) – Clint Mansell
4. Uncle Charlie – Clint Mansell
5. A Whistling Tune from a Lonely Man (dialogue)
6. The Hunter & the Game – Clint Mansell
7. Blossoming – Clint Mansell
8. Summer Wine – Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood
9. A Family Affair – Clint Mansell
10. Becoming… – Clint Mansell
11. Duet – Philip Glass
12. Crawford Institute (Family Secrets) – Clint Mansell
13. Stride La Vampa (Verdi) – Victoria Cortez
14. The Hunter Plays the Game – Clint Mansell
15. In Full Bloom – Clint Mansell
16. The Hunter Becomes The Game – Clint Mansell
17. We Are Not Responsible For Who We Come to Be (Free)
18. If I Ever Had a Heart – Clint Mansell & Emily Wells (Bonus Track)

via BlackBook.


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