LCO records score for Justin Kurzel’s ‘Macbeth’

Tuesday 26 May 2015
Posted by: Hugh

Produced by Academy Award-winning See-Saw Films (The King’s Speech) and directed by Justin Kurzel, Macbeth (starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard) premiered to acclaim at Cannes Film Festival last Saturday.

“Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender excel in Justin Kurzel’s thrillingly savage interpretation of the Scottish Play.” (Variety)

Jed Kurzel’s score – conducted and orchestrated by Hugh Brunt, and featuring prominent solos from Robert Ames, Daniel Pioro, Clare O’Connell, Max Baillie, and Louise Morgan – was recorded at British Grove Studios in January. Macbeth is due for UK release on October 2nd 2015.

“Battle drums and an extraordinary, sometimes beautiful score by Jed Kurzel, the director’s brother, conduct the audience’s emotions, and the result is devastating.” (The Times)

This is the LCO’s second collaboration with Jed Kurzel, who first worked together on John Maclean’s Slow West, winner of the ‘World Cinema – Dramatic’ prize at Sundance Film Festival this year. Slow West (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is available now on Lakeshore Records.

Macbeth – official teaser trailer:

Images: courtesy of The Weinstein Company / StudioCanal

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