Ólafur Arnalds Talks To BBC America About Composing The Broadchurch Score

BBC America have posted an interview with Ólafur Arnalds, the composer of the haunting soundtrack to Broadchurch.

The Icelandic artist stresses that his role is to complement the onscreen action. He says, 
“…the music is not there for the spotlight to shine on me as the composer, it’s there to support the show and the story and to get a certain message across. You can’t make something too complicated because it disturbs the dynamic. If you approach it like that from the very beginning, in a way those limitations force you to be more creative about things, to come up with things that still get that message across without turning the music up real loud. It can be a very funny challenge.”

The six-track soundtrack album is available for download

Broadchurch starring David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Arthur Darvill premieres on BBC America on the 7th August and on Showcase Canada on the 4th August

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