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Natalie Holt Officially Confirmed as the Composer for Obi-Wan Kenobi

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  1. SWNN Probe

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    A few days after rumors started circulating online, Lucasfilm has officially confirmed that Natalie Holt (Loki) will be the main composer of the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney Plus series. They've done so through an interview that Vanity Fair had with her, in which the composer discussed the secrecy of the project and what it meant for her to work with John Williams. Williams was revealed earlier this year to be composing the main theme of the series.



    When the interview took place, Deborah Chow had just mailed her a greeting card to thank Holt for her hard work on the show and keeping the secret. The card was an image of Darth Vader surrounded by stormtroopers, and the caption read: 'We do everything for him, but does he ever say thank you?'



    Holt confirmed that we still haven't heard a single note that she composed, as the music in the trailer was mostly Duel of the Fates, which John Williams created for The Phantom Menace back in 1999. But she has big ideas for the music of Obi-Wan Kenobi, as she told Vanity Fair:



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    And as a violinist, Holt also revealed that, in addition to composing the score, she also played the violin in it. As we learned recently, Anthony Parnther was the conductor of the Obi-Wan Kenobi score. Holt said, when asked if she is performing too:



    Holt then explained that it was John Williams who approached Lucasfilm to write Obi-Wan's theme in the series, as he is the only legacy character he hasn't composed a theme for. In her words:



    She then described Williams' new theme as 'reflective' and 'entirely appropriate'. She said:



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    When asked how Williams' contribution fit into her overall idea for the music of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Holt said the following:



    She also discussed the collaboration process with series director Deborah Chow. The two spent two days going through the footage right after Holt was signed on, discussing the different arcs of each character in the series and every major event:



    Holt then described in more detail the score, saying it has a more traditional approach to Star Wars music than The Mandalorian. But that didn't stop her from adding new elements too:



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    She was also asked whether she included real-world elements into the score, perhaps some cultural or musical influences. She said:



    Holt also revealed that she used some Eastern sounds as an influence, from Hong Kong for instance. This is not surprising, as the planet Daiyu, in which part of the show will take place, has been described as reminiscent of Hong Kong. She said:



    When composing music for the Dark Side, Holt says that there is nothing like the hunting horn. She said the following when asked which instruments are the best to convey Dark Side themes:



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    When asked about other contributors to the score of Obi-Wan Kenobi, she commented:



    Finally, Holt confirmed that the score is now done, which means that the show is pretty much locked at this point. She said:



    Obi-Wan Kenobi will start streaming its first two episodes on May 27, exclusively on Disney Plus. Stay tuned for more news very soon, as the marketing campaign is in full swing now.



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    I liked Loki's sound track, so this should be good
     
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