12 Conversations with Thilo Heinzmann for string quartet
Jóhann Jóhannsson is an Icelandic composer recently acclaimed for his film music – including Theory of Everything, for which he was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe in 2015; and the score for the film Sicario, for which he has been nominated for an Oscar in 2016. Jóhann will also be writing the music for the upcoming sequel to Bladerunner.
We are working on a collaborative project between Jóhann and the artist Thilo Heinzmann. A chain of ideas that started with a conversation in Berlin in 2013 about why Britain should stay in the European Union, that turned into a painting on a well in Jóhann’s studio in Copenhagen, that is becoming a composition with a subliminal message for a British audience.
The first visible result of the project will be the premiere of Jóhann’s music on 16 April 2016 at the Conway Hall in London; we’ll then be recording the music with the record company Junk Ibu and releasing a limited edition LP designed by Thilo Heinzmann late in 2016.
Richard Thomas Foundation