MovieScore Media: "QUEEN OF HEARTS" music by Jon Ekstrand


MovieScore Media’s latest release from the Scandinavian film music scene is courtesy of Swedish composer Jon Ekstrand (Child 44, Life). Co-written by May el-Toukhy, the family drama Queen of Hearts has already won major awards at Sundance and Göteborg film festivals. It tells the story of a woman named Anne jeopardizes both her career and her family when she seduces her teenage stepson, Gustav and is forced to make an irreversible decision with fatal consequences. The largely textural musical accompaniment paints a portrait of disturbing family relations and painful secrets lurking in the shadows until an emotional catharsis unties the family’s bonds. [http://moviescoremedia.com/]

"With the score for Queen of Hearts, I wanted to create a feeling of being inside a bubble and slowly falling down the rabbit hole and finally reaching the bottom and with no way getting back up," summarizes composer Jon Ekstrand about his involvement with this most unsettling score. "My directions for the musical accompaniment was that there could not be any melodies in the music for the first 2/3 of the movie and that “nature” and “wood” should be my guiding words throughout the score and that we wanted to work with the looping voices as rhythmic element and tonal pads."

Since 1999, Swedish composer / sound designer Jon Ekstrand has worked and contributed as a composer or a sound designer on several films, television films, TV series and short films, including music for 4 episodes of the Swedish TV series Sebastian Bergman and the 2017 sports drama Borg vs McEnroe, starring Shia LeBeouf and Stellan Skarsgård. As a composer, he has collaborated with film director Daniel Espinosa on several occasions, including Easy Money (Snabba cash, 2010), Child 44 (2015) and most recently on Life (2017), starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds.
 
On the link below, you can view a video, featuring a suite from the score: [CLICK HERE]
 
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