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Hildur Gudnadóttir's Oscar-winning JOKER score brought to life

Hildur Gudnadóttir's Academy award winning score to Joker is to be performed live to film in Harpa, Reykjavík on May 31 and in Hof, Akureyri on June 13. Gudnadóttir became the first Icelander ever to win an Oscar and the first woman to win Best Original Score since the score categories were combined in the year 2000.

The multi award winning score by Gudnadóttir will be performed by The Icelandic Cinematic Orchestra; SinfoniaNord and conductor is Gudnadóttir's father, Guðni Franzson. Joker received 11 Academy Awards nominations and Joaquin Phoenix and Hildur Gudnadóttir won the Golden Globe, Critic's Choice, BAFTA and the Oscar.

About the concert: "Central to the emotional journey Joaquin Phoenix's character Arthur Fleck takes throughout the movie is Gudnadóttir's beautifully haunting score. The fusion of looming industrial soundscapes with raw, emotive string-led melodies - led by a lone cello - creates melancholic shroud marked with moments of hope, which unfolds gradually to become a fever pitch of disquieting tension. HIldur's extraordinary music will be brought to life by SinfoniaNord to create an entirely new viewing experience of Todd Phillips' film JOKER and Joaquin Phoenix award winning portrayal in the leading role."

Joker - Live in Concert will be performed all over Europe in the coming months, presented by the English concert promoter Senbla, premiering on April 30th in London.

Further information about the live concert in Iceland can be found here