Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated, much delayed (because of COVID) new mind-bending sci-fi spectacle, Tenet, finally hits theaters, and only theaters, on Friday (9/4). That's if theaters are open where you live, which they may not be if you live in a major U.S. city like NYC or Los Angeles. And you may not be ready to go back into a theater yet, anyway, even with all the coronavirus safety precautions that theater chains have put in place. But if you want to see Tenet, it's not going to be streaming anytime soon.
You can, however, stream the dynamic score by composer Ludwig Göransson, who did the music for Black Panther and The Mandalorian. (Tenet is a rare Nolan film not to be scored by Hans Zimmer.) “The score is full of inverted sounds and illusions," says Göransson. "I spent a great deal of time taking familiar sounds and manipulating them -- both organically and digitally -- so that they reflected the complex world of Tenet. I wanted to find themes with melodies, textures and rhythms that were reminiscent of the past yet fitting for the future; sounds that stood out on their own but also truly worked in inverted ways, to reflect the surrealism and unease of the scenes where the laws of physics change to allow sets and characters to move and speak in that strange, unsettling inverted way. One of the biggest challenges for me in writing this score was figuring out how to provide a musical roadmap for audiences as they experience something so conceptually ambitious and technically complex.”