The Helen Mirren-starring biopic and accompanying soundtrack releases on August 25th.
Here’s a synopsis of the film, from the upcoming album’s press release:
Golda is a ticking-clock thriller set during the tense 19 days of the Yom Kippur War in 1973. Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir (Helen Mirren), faced with the potential of Israel’s complete destruction, must navigate overwhelming odds, a skeptical cabinet, and a complex relationship with US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (Liev Schreiber), with millions of lives in the balance. Her tough leadership and compassion would ultimately decide the fate of her nation and leave her with a controversial legacy around the world.
On the exclusive track “Golda,” Dascha reflects: “The main theme is the broadest theme of the score and combines low string orchestra, with dry mixed solo instruments, detuned cowbells and Japanese percussion. With this theme, I tried to capture Golda’s complexity and multilayered character and to find a special way of musically conveying the apocalyptic feeling of war.”
Listen to “Golda” below.
Golda arrives in theaters on August 25th, with the full soundtrack album by Dauenhauer dropping the same day.
Golda Original Motion Picture Soundtrack — Track Listing:
- War Time
- A Hunted Woman
- Borscht With Kissinger
- The Horror of War
- So It Begins
- Birds Everywhere
- Bleeding Soul
- Fatigue and Fear
- Crossing the Canal
- Golda & Lou
- The Siren That Will Not Leave My Mind
- Dido’s Lament “When I Am Laid In Earth” (written by Henry Purcell)
- Trip to the South
- Golda’s Requiem
- Who By Fire by Elias Abid feat. Ysa.
About Dascha Dauenhauer
It was clear from an early age that music would be the defining element in Dascha Dauenhauer’s life. She began composing and playing the piano at the age of five and studied composition at the Moscow Music Conservatory as a child. After her family moved to Berlin, Dascha attended the Academy for Exceptionally Gifted Children and Young People and was later accepted as a young student at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music Berlin. She also received composition lessons at the Julius Stern Institute. During this time, Dascha was already composing her own pieces, and her orchestral piece ‘Sinfonietta’, celebrated its world premiere with the Berlin Philharmonic in 2004. In 2006, she began her diploma studies in music theory at the UDK Berlin and subsequently completed her master’s program in film music at the Film University in Babelsberg.
Dascha has been working as a film composer since 2015, collaborating on numerous feature films. Jibril by Henrika Kull, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2018, along with Burhan Qurbani’s celebrated work, Berlin Alexanderplatz in 2020. Dauenhauer also scored the music for ‘Evolution’ by Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó which premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2021.
An award-winning composer, Dascha was nominated in three categories for the German Film Music Awards in 2018, winning in the ‘Best Short Film’ and ‘Newcomer’ categories. In 2020, she won the German Film Award for ‘Best Film Score’ as well as the European Film Award for her music in Berlin Alexanderplatz. In 2022 she received the GEMA Music Authors’ Prize in the category ‘Composition Audiovisual Media’ and received the prestigious ‘Best Music Award’ for the series Souls at the Cannes International Series Festival.
Most recently, Dascha composed the music for the series The Swarm, which premiered in February 2023 at the Berlin International Film Festival as well as the film, Golda (starring Helen Mirren), directed by Guy Nattiv.