Jóhann Jóhannsson – “Domestic Pressures” (Stereogum Premiere)

In the new Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory Of Everything, Eddie Redmayne portrays the physicist and cosmologist as he ages from an able-bodied young genius to the world-renowned figure we know today, the paralyzed super-scientist who communicates through a computer. Jóhann Jóhannsson did the score, and his graceful instrumental “Domestic Pressures” premieres today. It’s a refined, pastoral piece of work with a mysterious spark that reminds me of Christmas music. Listen below.

The Theory Of Everything soundtrack is out 11/4 on Back Lot Music, and the film is out in November via Focus Features. Here’s the trailer, which features “Heavenfaced” by the National: