Natalie Kolowiecki is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, and creator of electronic/experimental music alongside her partner Jack. Massively inspired by the trajectory of musicians such as Mica Levi and the Haxan Cloak, she hopes to combine her two main interests of music and moving image to build a career.
A piece of film or TV music that I really love is…
“One piece that sticks out in my mind is the song ‘Arrival’ by Johan Johannsson for the film of the same name. I think this piece of music creates such an atmosphere that is carried throughout the film. It comes in just as you see the spacecraft for the first time and creates such an air of tension and mystery. This is one of my favourite soundtracks of all time. The use of vocals is so rare in film scores but Johannsson uses the samples in such a way, that it’s almost as though he’s creating his own language, which is just perfect considering that language is the focus of the entire film. I’ve never been a huge fan of the sci fi genre, but I think that the soundtrack to Arrival made it feel like much more than a film about aliens. By steering away from the usual tropes, like a heavy focus on brass or massive synth lines, there’s such a romantic and ethereal feel running through the music.”