We don’t just have one guest for you on our latest episode of Soundtracking – or even two. No, it’s a ‘three-for’ this week, as we explore the wonder that is Sound of Metal.
Nominated for six Oscars and four BAFTAs, including shouts from both for the extraordinary Riz Ahmed as best actor, Sound of Metal tells the story of a drummer, Ruben, who is going deaf – with all the emotional trauma that entails.
And Riz is one of our three guests, alongside director and co-writer, Darius Marder, who’s in the hunt for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards, among other accolades. We’ll hear separately from Darius’s brother, Abe, who not only co-wrote the script, but also had the tricky job of articulating Ruben’s descent into silence sonically as a composer on the movie.
We also have to thank Abe for furnishing us with his yet-to-be-released music from the film, and Matthew at Nonesuch Records, who gave us the all clear to use it.
Sound of Metal is available to watch on Amazon Prime from 12th April, and is coming to cinemas on 17th May.