JOKER – IN CONCERT
Sunday 17th October 2021
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
On 17 October, Todd Phillips’ ground-breaking, award-winning film Joker will be screened with the accompaniment of a live orchestra playing composer Hildur Guðnadóttir’s award-winning score for the first time ever at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin.
Central to the emotional journey of Joaquin Phoenix’s character Arthur Fleck in the film is Guðnadóttir’s beautifully haunting Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Grammy-winning score. The fusion of looming industrial soundscapes with raw, emotive string-led melodies - led by a lone cello - creates a melancholic shroud marked with moments of hope, which unfolds gradually to become a fever pitch of disquieting tension.
This extraordinary music will be brought to life by a full orchestra to create a vivid, visceral and entirely new Joker viewing experience. Performed live, Guðnadóttir’s inimitable score illuminates further the emotional weight, texture and atmosphere of Phoenix’s captivating portrayal.
The London opening of Joker - Live In Concert will be conducted by Jeff Atmajian - the conductor and orchestrator of the original soundtrack - with SENBLA’s Dave Mahoney conducting the rest of the UK Tour dates.
One of the most acclaimed young composers of her generation described by The Times as “music to Hollywood’s ear”, and the first-ever solo female winner of the BAFTA and Golden Globe awards for Best Original Score, Hildur Guðnadóttir is also known as the Grammy-winning composer of HBO’s celebrated miniseries Chernobyl.
Joker - Directed, co-written and produced by Todd Phillips
Soundtrack by Hildur Guðnadóttir
Conductor and Orchestrator, and Conductor of Joker - Live In Concert world premiere - Jeff Atmajian
Joker - Live In Concert - UK & Ireland Tour Conductor Dave Mahoney
Joker - Live In Concert producer - Ollie Rosenblatt for Senbla