March 21, 2022

Soundtrack Released to Danish Horror film SPEAK NO EVIL – Scored by Sune “Køter” Kølster

MovieScore Media has released the original score by Danish composer Sune “Køter” Kølster from the 2022 horror film SPEAK NO EVIL. The film is directed by Christian Tafdrup, starring Fedja va Huêt, Karina Smulders and Sidsel Siem Koch, produced by Profile Pictures and released in the USA by Shudder.

The story has to do with a Danish family that visits a Dutch family they met on a holiday. What was supposed to be an idyllic weekend in a quiet place gradually becomes a living nightmare as the foreign visitors try to overcome the terrifying horrors coming down on their unsuspecting family.

About the score, composer Kølster said: “From the beginning, we wanted to make a score, that was a larger than life, mythological and existentialistic, and told the ‘story behind the façade.’ We wanted the music to make a statement, be a real driving character in the film, often with a voice going in a totally different direction than the pictures, to make the audience fill out the blanks between picture and sound. A great inspiration was the early operas of Italy: we wanted to make music that was like the divine choir in the Greek drama, standing on the side, commenting, moralizing and warning the humans, growing out of the deep subconscious and mythological core of the film. And we were never in doubt, that the organic, classical/avantgarde orchestral and vocal score was the way to go. And actually when I think about it, every single sound in the score is either sung or played by people on real instruments.”

Composer Sune “Køter” Kølster

About the Composer: Sune “Køter” Kølster produces film music that combines the art of classical composition with the energy and edginess of the extreme underground music scene in Copenhagen he is coming from. Operating with the extremes of human nature has always been his approach to composing, touching people deep in their hearts his aim, and utilizing all compositional means necessary his technique. His previous credits include the Faroese thriller mystery LUDO (2014) by Katrin Ottarsdóttir and the previous movies of SPEAK NO EVIL director Christian Tafdrup, including PARENTS (2016) and A HORRIBLE WOMAN (2017).

Sample tracks or order the digital soundtrack from MovieScore Media here.

Watch footage from the recording session with Macedonian FAMES Orchestra, of track “Tears Of Gaia”

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