Not since David Lynch’s Twin Peaks has sound been such an integral character on our screens. The sheer intensity of the Scandinavian landscape and the unredeemed has allowed creators and composers for series like The Bridge and The Killing to explore issues of multiculturalism, welfareism and feminism all for our viewing (and hearing pleasure). Their rich sonic palette has evoked strong emotions from viewers right around the world and with Wallander (2005-2013), The Killing (2007-2012), Borgen (2010-2013) and The Bridge (2011-2014) now regarded as game changers both visually and thematically; their soundtracks . . .

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