Jóhann Jóhannsson wins Composer of the Year at World Soundtrack awards
23rd Oct 2018

Our dear, departed friend Jóhann Jóhannsson has posthumously been awarded Composer of the Year at this year’s World Soundtrack awards. It is the second year in a row that Jóhann was awarded the honour, which was given this year for his work on the films ‘Mandy’, ‘Mary Magdalene’ and ‘The Mercy’. Having tragically passed away in February this year, the award was accepted on Jóhann’s behalf by his great friend Hildur Guðnadóttir, who gave a a beautiful acceptance speech, saying:  “Jóhann lived and breathed for his music. It was his everything. Painful as it is for us who were closest to him not to have him around in his physical form any more, it’s really comforting to know that his music lives on and he continues to breathe through sound, as he actually did when he was alive.”