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Song Exploder: Jóhann Jóhannsson breaks down the score for 'Arrival'

"Arrival" composer Jóhann Jóhannsson

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If you're a fan of The Frame you know we often air episodes from the podcast Song Exploder, produced by Hrishikesh Hirway. 

In this episode, Hirway talks with Jóhann Jóhannsson, composer for the film "Arrival," starring Amy Adams. In the film, Adams plays a professor of linguistics trying to decode an alien language. The film is Jóhannsson's third collaboration with director Denis Villeneuve.

In this episode, Jóhannsson breaks down a piece from the score called “Heptapod B,” and how, like the film, his music revolves around the concept of language.

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