In a special Emmy nominee podcast, Clarence speaks with Emmy-nominated composer Hildur Guðnadóttir about her inventive and unique score for HBO’s Chernobyl.
HBO’s acclaimed Chernobyl received 19 Emmy nominations thanks, in part, to its extraordinary below-the-line crafts. Among that massive Emmy haul was Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir’s compelling and truly unique score. Perfectly mood setting, the Chernobyl score wasn’t actually recorded with any instruments. Instead, Guðnadóttir insisted on visiting the decommissioned nuclear power plant in Lithuania used to film the limited series. There, she discovered that the facility – its pipes, its doors – still had stories to tell. She used those “voices” to craft her brilliant Emmy-nominated score.
Here at the Water Cooler, Hildur Guðnadóttir talks to me about her strive for authenticity in creating the score and about the process of recording in a largely radioactive facility. It is a fascinating conversation about a score that defies convention in every way.
Join me as I dig into Chernobyl‘s Emmy-nominated score. Also, be sure to watch out for more Emmy nominee interviews and podcasts right here at Awards Daily TV throughout the month of August.