Film/TV/Theatre

The Midwich Cuckoos

“Like a nursery rhyme reimagined by John Carpenter”
Mark Kermode on The Midwich Cuckoos score

The new soundtrack to SKY’s 7-part TV adaption of John Wyndham’s classic science novel of the same name, is out now!

“The drama also shows the importance of a distinctive score. Hannah Peel’s music is by turns warm, eerie and incredibly moving.”
Radio Times

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Soundtrack out via Invada Records

With analogue synthesisers recreating the horror of the ‘Hive Mind’, tape manipulations, drones, woodwind and melodies echoing the song of the cuckoo bird, Peel has created a score that perfectly balances the organic instrumentations and melodies, juxtaposed with an increasingly dark electronic ‘invasion’

“Creating the score to David Farr’s adaption was a constant endeavour to find the balance between darkness and light, fear and beauty. It was a very fine and intricate equilibrium between the normal sunlit logical world as we know it, and a subversive unfamiliar musical language.”


WATCH: Official Trailor, feat. Keeley Hawes and Max Beesley

CREDITS
Written, produced and performed by Hannah Peel

Mixed by Michael Keeney at Keeney & Stronge Ltd

Music editor – Ed Hamilton

Music assistant – Ben Corrigan

Mastered by James Trevascus

P&C Invada Records 2022