Natalie Holt Reveals The Final 2 Episodes Of Loki Feature A 32-Voice Choir For The Score

Natalie Holt Reveals The Final 2

That was the task in front of Music composer Natalie Holt, who, with her music for “Loki,” becomes just the second woman to write the dramatic score for a Marvel Cinematic Universe film or TV series (after Pinar Toprak, who composed “Captain Marvel” in 2019).

The music of “Loki” combines a conventional orchestra with antique analog synthesizers, Scandinavian folk instruments, and the strange, frightening electronic noises of the theremin, which was formerly associated with 1950s science fiction films.

Natalie Holt Reveals The Final 2

From her London studio, Holt tells Maxblizz, “He’s a kind of big, Machiavellian figure.” “Tom Hiddleston’s acting has a Shakespearean feel to it. So I wanted to give his theme some gravity and classical weight, while still giving it a space-age feel.”

Holt had been listening to Clara Rockmore, a 1950s theremin virtuoso, and planned to include her music in a soundtrack one day. So she was taken aback when she learned that “Loki” director Kate Herron was similarly “desperate to include the theremin into the soundtrack.”

The strange device was used in films such as “Spellbound” and “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” as well as the Apollo 11 film “First Man.” “It simply seemed to fit the score,” Holt recalls of the persona.

Furthermore, Holt and Herron noticed parallels between the Norse god of mischief and Alex, the character played by Malcolm McDowell in Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film “A Clockwork Orange.” “He commits these horrible things, yet you feel pity for him, almost forgive him, and his redemption seems painful,” she adds.

As a result, Wendy Carlos’ Moog synthesizer sounds for the Kubrick classic were a major influence on the score.

Holt was nominated for an Emmy in 2017 for his work on the PBS series “Victoria,” and he recently finished work on the Netflix feature “Fever Dream,” which will be released later this year.


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