‘Ultimately, it is maybe a more perfect form of storytelling,’ says Ivor Novello winning composer Dominik Scherrer of scoring TV shows.
Dominik picked up the Best Television Soundtrack Award at the 2019 edition of the Ivors with fellow composer Natasha Khan (Bat for Lashes), for their work on the supernatural thriller Requiem.
The Swiss-born British composer is no stranger to the awards having won in the same category in 2014 for his soundtrack to the BBC period drama Ripper Street.
His other television credits include An Inspector Calls, The Missing, Monroe, and Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple.
Alongside his TV work, Dominik also composes for the big screen and had created the soundtrack to films like the Ewan McGregor staring Scene of a Sexual Nature and Alice Through the Looking Glass, which featured Kate Beckinsale.
We caught up with Dominik and Natasha pre and post win to get their reaction to the honour, their career highlights and their thoughts on the changing nature of television soundtracks. Check out the video below…