Critically acclaimed composer and conductor Howard Shore has composed a spellbinding soundtrack for the new Netflix film, ‘Pieces Of A Woman.’ The album is out now on Decca Records and ‘Pieces Of A Woman’ is available to watch on Netflix now.
Listen to ‘Pieces Of A Woman’ here
Shore has composed the scores for over 80 films, most notably the scores for ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ film trilogies. He has won three Academy Awards for his work on ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ with one being for the song ‘Into the West,’ an award he shared with Eurythmics lead vocalist Annie Lennox. He is also a consistent collaborator with director David Cronenberg, having scored all but one of his films since 1979.
Pieces Of A Woman tells the story of Martha and Sean, a Boston couple on the verge of parenthood whose lives change irrevocably when a home birth ends in unimaginable tragedy. Thus begins a yearlong odyssey for Martha (Vanessa Kirby), who must navigate her grief while working through fractious relationships with Sean and her domineering mother (Ellen Burstyn), along with the publicly vilified midwife (Molly Parker), whom she must face in court.
Directed by Kornél Mundruczó (‘White God,’ winner of the 2014 Prix Un Certain Regard Award), written by Kata Wéber, and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, ‘Pieces Of A Woman’ is a deeply personal, searing, and ultimately transcendent story of a woman learning to live alongside her loss. Watch the trailer for the film here.
We got the chance to speak to Howard about the music for this as well as The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings.
You can see what he had to say below.
Howard Shore is one of today’s premier composers whose music is performed in concert halls around the world by the most prestigious orchestras and is heard in cinemas across the globe.
Shore’s musical interpretation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s imaginative world of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, as portrayed in the films directed by Peter Jackson, have enthralled people of all generations for years. This work stands as his most acclaimed composition to date awarding him with three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes as well as numerous critics and festival awards.