Oneohtrix Point Never has taken home the Soundtrack Award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for his visceral original score for Good Time. Directed by Josh and Benny Safdie and starring Robert Pattinson and Jennifer Jason Leigh, the hypnotic crime thriller follows Pattinson’s Connie in a twisted odyssey through the New York underworld in a desperate attempt to get his brother out of jail (watch trailer).
Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) and the Safdie brothers became close collaborators through a shared love of cult genre movies and music, and their level of collaboration here has a rare depth of symbiosis of picture and score. Mundane events become dramatic, montages become mini operas and Iggy Pop features on the poignant closer “The Pure And The Damned”. Good Time hits cinemas from August 11.
Daniel Lopatin (b. 1982) known as Oneohtrix Point Never is a musician, composer, and label founder of Software Recording Company living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He has released numerous EPs and full-length albums – most recently the critically acclaimed Garden of Delete (2015) on Warp Records. The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles organized a film exhibition “Ecco: The Videos of Oneohtrix Point Never and Related Works” around his work (2016). His latest original film score for Good Time (dir. Josh and Benny Safie) premiered in official competition at Cannes (2017).
He has been commissioned by museums, organizations and festivals such as Frieze Projects New York (2017); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016); Holland Festival (2014); Tate Britain, London and MoMA PS1, New York (both 2013); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., and Saatchi & Saatchi, London (both 2012); and The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2011). His film scores include Josh and Benny Safdie Good Time (2017), Ariel Kleiman Partisan (2015), and Sofia Coppola Bling Ring (2013) and his production credits include Anohni, FKA Twigs, and Nine Inch Nails among others.
Original Song for the Film “The Pure And The Damned” Performed by Oneohtrix Point Never featuring Iggy Pop, Courtesy of Warp Records, Iggy Pop Appears Courtesy of Thousand Mile Inc.