These Soundtracks Will Shine on Your Whole-Home Sound System
Movie and music buffs unite! If you’re a cinephile who also has a strong adoration for music, then we can assume you love movie scores. A movie score adds an integral dimension to any film. Just think about the silent film era: Compelling scores were crucial in keeping the audience engaged and invested in the story.
Today, soundtracks continue to drive the emotion in our favorite films, some going as far as winning awards from organizations like The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. If you’re looking to switch up the music you enjoy on your whole-home sound system, consider the following five Oscar-winning movie scores! Then keep reading to learn how to stream them in your Kaysville, UT home.
The Movie Scores
Joker – Hildur Guðnadóttir
A clear juxtaposition to the sorrowful tone of the movie, this score is interlaced with happy classics and peppy numbers about smiling. The story unfolds, however, as Icelandic composer Guðnadóttir reveals darker and more defiant pieces later in the film to match Arthur’s slow transformation into the Joker.
Black Panther – Ludwig Göransson
This score is arguably one of the best Marvel film scores created so far. Swedish composer Göransson traveled around Africa and collaborated with Senegalese musician Baaba Maal to help curate this unique and memorable collaboration of traditional and modern African-inspired music.
The Shape of Water – Alexandre Desplat
This film score truly rolls forward like waves, which was the goal for French composer Desplat, who turned his attention to the way water feels and sounds when writing this score. Be prepared to get lost in the warm feelings of love and the impressive sonic representation of water.
La La Land – Justin Hurwitz
You’ll be overcome with nostalgia when you pipe the La La Land score through your home. American composer Hurwitz turned to classic Hollywood to gain inspiration for his songs. He then tapped into his own voice and turned out an award-winning collection of intimate, optimistic, and melancholy numbers.
The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone
Popularly known as “Maestro,” Italian composer Morricone set out to match the dark themes in The Hateful Eight with an intense and tumultuous score that eventually evolves into a beautiful orchestral masterpiece. The overture alone will pull you in right where you’re standing.
Stream Them on These Whole-Home Sound Systems
Have a Bluesound multiroom music system? Then you can stream every film score mentioned above on your Bluesound speakers using the BlueOS app. The scores are available on Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Music Unlimited, and Tidal—all which are natively included with BlueOS. All you need is a subscription to one of these services, and you’re on your way.
For those unfamiliar, Bluesound is the first and highest award-winning wireless multiroom music system that lets users play music anywhere in their home. Use the BlueOS app to select the music you wish to stream and easily control where it plays. Extend your listening with Bluesound wireless speakers or use their POWERNODE 2i wireless amplifier to stream music to your existing speakers. Bluesound supports hi-res 24bit/192Khz audio files as well as MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) audio files.
Similar to Bluesound, Sonos is a standalone wireless multiroom music system that lets users play music in any and every room of their home. The Sonos app includes 50+ streaming services at your fingertips, including those mentioned above. That means you can stream these film scores on your Sonos music system, too. Additionally, use the Sonos Amp to stream music to your existing speakers.
Bluesound used to stand out significantly against Sonos with its support for hi-res audio. However, since the recent Sonos S2 OS update, most Sonos products can now support hi-res audio! However, it’s worth noting that Sonos doesn’t yet support MQA tracks, which could matter to some discerning music fans. Either way, the difference between Bluesound and Sonos mainly comes down to speaker style and price, with Bluesound speakers and components costing a few hundred dollars more than Sonos.
If you have a Control4 home automation system, then you have a whole-home sound system, too! Control4 thrives as a smart home system but also features a native whole-home audio solution, which includes all the streaming services mentioned above (and more). Use the Control4 app to enjoy these film scores in any and every room that has connected speakers.
Control4’s latest operating system supports hi-res audio files and MQA tracks. Better yet, Control4 integrates with both Bluesound and Sonos, so you can use your Bluesound or Sonos speakers as part of your Control4 whole-home audio system. Conveniently command your music and other smart home devices from the same interface rather than juggling multiple apps and remotes.
Make the most of your whole-home sound system by exploring the film scores of your favorite movies. If you don’t yet have a whole-home sound system, AVWORX would love to assist! We’re a certified dealer for Bluesound, Sonos, and Control4 and can help design and install the perfect whole-home sound system based on your home layout, budget, and needs.