Jon Hopkins Scoring Hamlet Starring Benedict Cumberbatch
Listening to the lush glitch of Jon Hopkins 2013 record Immunity, I remember thinking the music sounded like the soundtrack to a tragedy or a horror movie. Am I a prophetess? No, but Hopkins is scoring an upcoming production of Hamlet, so I’m definitely not the only one who had that thought. What’s even better about this particular production of Hamlet is that none other than Benedict Cumberbatch will portray the doomed Prince of Denmark.
The play will be held at London’s Barbican Centre from 8/5 until 10/31, but of course, it’s already sold out. Now this production would be a good thing for those guys who sell pirated copies of movies to film and peddle on the street. Hopkins has done film soundtracks before (Monsters, How I Live Now), so maybe there is some hope he’ll release his Hamlet score eventually. For now, you should revisit Immunity if you didn’t spend any time with it in 2013.