Milan Records: "THE LIGHTHOUSE" music by Mark Korven


From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes The Lighthouse, a hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Milan Records, an imprint of Sony Music Masterworks, announces THE LIGHTHOUSE (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by Gemini and Genie-Award winning composer MARK KORVEN (Cube, The Witch, Into the Tall Grass). Available Friday, October 18, the soundtrack features music from the Robert Eggers-directed horror film and is composer Mark Korven’s second collaboration with the director following his score for Eggers’ directorial debut The Witch. Starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, A24’s The Lighthouse made its world premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and premieres in theaters Friday, October 18 (NY/LA) with expansion to follow.

Sacred Bones Records will be releasing the vinyl edition of The Lighthouse soundtrack. All color vinyl versions of the record will come housed in a deluxe die-cut sleeve, with the light of the lighthouse cut out so the listener can shine a beam through. The inner sleeve comes in two randomly distributed variants: one with a die-cut of Willem Dafoe's character, and one with a die-cut of Robert Pattinson's character. It's available to preorder here.

Of the soundtrack, composer MARK KORVEN says, "Robert [Eggers] and I were rather like the two wickies that went insane in The Lighthouse, musically speaking. We travelled to some very dark harmonic and textural places. We both enjoy not just breaking the rules, but blowing them to smithereens. The spirit of experimentation was always present."

Mark Korven is a Toronto based composer for film and television. He is best known for his work on the 2016 period Horror film The Witch, which won the best director award at the 2015 Sundance festival for director Robert Eggers. Mark also scored Egger’s follow up The Lighthousestarring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson. It won the Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2019. His scores have been nominated 14 times for Canadian film and Television awards, winning several. His client list includes AMC, CBS, CTV, CBC, E1, PBS, and BBC. He has also composed feature film scores for acclaimed directors Deepa Mehta, Patricia Rozema and Vincenzo Natale. Currently he is composing for AMC’s critically acclaimed The Terror. Mark is also a multi-instrumentalist specializing in world music.
 
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