A Model of the Universe (from the film, The Theory of Everything)

This week’s classical Sunday piece comes from the soundtrack for the film The Theory of Everything, the story of Stephen and Jane Hawking. The score was written by Jóhann Jóhannsson, who died in 2018 at the age of 48. He had composed soundtracks for numerous films; among others are Arrival, Prisoners, Sicario, and Mary Magdalene.

The piece “A Model of the Universe” is a relatively simple track. Still, I feel it provides a good background for the portrayal of imaginative thinking by scientists like Hawking, or dreamers and adventurers, or perhaps a combination of all those traits in people looking out in wonder at the universe.

Now you know a little about why this is my song of the day for today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy.

Here’s the unofficial audio for the piece:

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