“Sicario” composer Jóhann Jóhannsson died Friday in Berlin, and his fans took to Twitter to express their appreciation of his work and sadness at his death.
The Icelandic composer blended electronics with conventional orchestra, was twice nominated for an Oscar, and won a Golden Globe for his score for “The Theory of Everything.”
“Awful news about Johann,” wrote composer Max Richter. “His thoughtful and moving work survives him.”
Awful news about Johann. His thoughtful and moving work survives him. Going to listen to the beautiful Virðulegu Forsetar now. https://t.co/MnD5zi7LJ6
— maxrichtermusic (@maxrichtermusic) February 10, 2018
“One of the greatest artists of our time,” wrote musician and fellow Icelander Ólafur Arnalds. “I hope you are in a good place Jóhann.”
One of the greatest artists of our time… And a huge influence on me. I hope you are in a good place Jóhann ❤https://t.co/9cHmvu8qdk
— Ólafur Arnalds (@OlafurArnalds) February 10, 2018
“Johann Johannsson was one of the most innovative composers working in cinema. Gone well before his time,” wrote Andrew Todd of Birth.Movies.Death.
Shit. Johann Johannsson (SICARIO, PRISONERS, ARRIVAL, THEORY OF EVERYTHING) was one of the most innovative composers working in cinema. Gone well before his time. RIP. https://t.co/gpSQWhH1IN
— Andrew "Sweeney" Todd (@mistertodd) February 10, 2018
“There’s a lot of identikit scoring in Hollywood. Jóhann Jóhannsson, even at his most classical, was always pushing forward. A crushing loss,” wrote Variety film critic Guy Lodge.
There’s a lot of identikit scoring in Hollywood. Jóhann Jóhannsson, even at his most classical, was always pushing forward. A crushing loss.
— Guy Lodge (@GuyLodge) February 10, 2018
“Jóhannsson was part of an exciting generation in film music composition that continues to give me great hope that the art form is in good hands,” wrote Variety awards editor Kristopher Tapley.
“I am devastated by the news of Jóhann Jóhannsson,” wrote sound designer and composer Deru. “He was a beacon.”
I am devastated by the news of Jóhann Jóhannsson. Personally, professionally, and for the world. He was a beacon. A guiding light. This is a reminder that life is nothing more than a collection of our days. Here's to our attempt to live them fully… Heart broken…
— DERU (@_deru) February 10, 2018
“Such an incredibly talented man,” wrote director Peyton Reed. “If you don’t know his music, I envy your discovery of it.”
Incredibly sad to hear about Jóhann Jóhannsson’s passing. Such an incredibly talented man. If you don’t know his music, I envy your discovery of it. Brilliant. Rest In Peace.
— Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) February 10, 2018
Mark Olsen of the L.A. Times wrote that Jóhannsson’s score for “Mandy” was a highlight of this year’s Sundance and that he “had done so much good work.”
A shock. Jóhann Jóhannsson had done so much good work & seemed to have so much ahead. His score for MANDY was a highlight of this year's Sundance. https://t.co/HnoAwQ2b6B
— Mark Olsen (@IndieFocus) February 10, 2018
“We lost a massive light and inspiration to the music community,” wrote “Billions” composer Eskmo.
Peace and rest and gratitude to Jóhann Jóhannsson. We lost a massive light and inspiration to the music community.
— Brendan Angelides (@B_Angelides) February 10, 2018