Francis Lee‘s feature film Ammonite, scored by Dustin O’Halloran and Volker Bertelmann (aka Hauschka), is being screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and is eligible for the people’s Choice Award.

The film stars the talented Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, and is a love story set in the 19th century on the windswept Lyme Regis coastline.

It has received rave reviews, with the Telegraph calling it “one of the finest films of the year”, and the Guardian describing the fossil-hunting biopic as “a love story that is also a fascinating artefact: quixotic, romantic, erotic”.

Variety predicts that “the talented composing duo of Dustin O’Halloran and Volker Bertelmann, who found attention in 2016 for ‘Lion’ from the Academy, is firmly in the conversation for another nomination for the subtle, more refined composition.”


Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka have joined forces again, this time to score The Old Guard.

The Old Guard was directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, and stars Charlize Theron and Chiwetel Ejiofor. It is an adaptation of Greg Rucka and Leonardo Fernandez’ graphic novels, and tells the story of a covert team of immortal mercenaries who must fight to keep their identity a secret, just as an unexpected new member is discovered.

The Old Guard will premiere on July 10th on Netflix.

Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie have come together again as A Winged Victory for the Sullen to tour their new album ‘The Undivided Five’.

Some shows have already sold out. Buy your tickets here.

EU/UK Tour

Feb. 20: De Duif – Amsterdam (NL)
Feb. 21: Funkhaus – Berlin (DE)
Feb. 22: Waldorfschule – Münster (DE)
Feb. 23: Salvator Church – Prague (CZ)
Feb. 24: Elbphilharmonie – Hamburg (DE)
Feb. 25: Stadsschouwburg – Brugge (BE)
Feb. 26: Trinity Centre – Bristol (UK)
Feb. 27: Round Chapel – London (UK) – SOLD OUT
Feb. 28: Round Chapel – London (UK) – SOLD OUT
Feb. 29: St Paul’s Church – Birmingham (UK) – SOLD OUT
Mar. 01: St Luke’s – Glasgow (UK)
Mar. 02: St Philip’s Church – Salford, Manchester (UK) – SOLD OUT
Mar. 03: National Concert Hall – Dublin (IE)
Mar. 04: Rosemary St Church – Belfast (UK)
Mar. 05: St George’s Church – Brighton (UK)
Mar. 06: Ullet Road Unitarian Church – Liverpool (UK)
Mar. 07: Begijnhofkerk – Brussels (BE)

US Tour Postponed

Hauschka and Dustin O’Halloran will score Francis Lee’s new film Ammonite, starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.

The film, set in 1800s England, centers on an infamous fossil hunter and an unwelcome guest she has been entrusted to care for. Despite clashing, the two develop an intense relationship, altering their lives forever.

The film will premiere in 2020.

A Winged Victory for the Sullen’s new album The Undivided Five, released by Ninja Tune, has been met with positive reviews.

“One of the most beautiful records I’ve heard this year.” –NPR (Albums of the Week)

“The arrangements consist of calm, patient pianos, gently swelling strings, and deftly integrated modular synthesizers, which help the pieces glow and vibrate. It’s a vast, involved recording.” –All Music

“Exquisite.” –Guardian (Contemporary Albums of the Month)

“Huge, bold & cinematic affair.” –Resident (Album of the Week)

“They make the most pitch-perfect ambient music imaginable, chock full of sweeping strings that will pull at your heartstrings so hard that they may be ripped off in one fell swoop.” –Paste

A Winged Victory for the Sullen will tour in early 2020. Buy tickets here.

Dustin O’Halloran has released a new solo EP ‘Sundoor‘.

The 2017 site-specific composition created for the American artist Slater Bradley’s exhibition ‘Sundoor at World’s End’ during the Venice Biennale is a 20-minute piece entitled ‘196 Hz’.

Order/listen here.

Purchase Slater Bradley’s publication here.

Adam Wiltzie and Dustin O’Halloran have emerged from the studio with A Winged Victory for the Sullen’s new album ‘The Undivided Five’, which will be released through Ninja Tune on November 1st. They’ll be touring throughout the UK, Europe and the US starting early 2020.

For the first taste of their new album, listen to or pre-order ‘The Rhythm Of A Dividing Pair’ and ‘The Haunted Victorian Pencil’ here.

Find the European Tour Dates here.

US tour dates to follow.

At PEOPLE Fest 2018, Dustin O’Halloran and a group of talented artists performed a moving tribute to Lhasa de Sela. They are coming back together once again to pay tribute to Lhasa, who passed away on New Year’s Day in 2010.

Joining Dustin are Andrew Barr (The Barr Brothers), Leslie Feist (Feist), Bryce Dessner (The National), Clarice Jensen, Emma Broughton, Todd Dahlhoff, Melissa Laveaux, Pauline DeLassus (Mina Tindle) and Joel Shearer.

Get tickets here:

Cork – Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 8 PM at the Cork Opera House

London – Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 8 PM at the Barbican

Dustin O’Halloran is teaming up with choreographer Fukiko Takase for a world premiere of music and dance duos commissioned by the SPCO’s Liquid Music Series at Lab Theater, Minneapolis. Their performance will explore ideas of technology, humanity and mind-body dualism in a new electronics-forward existentialist performance 1 0 0 1.

The second half of the evening will be duo composer Mike Lewis and performer Eva Mohn.

Purchase tickets here:

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 7:30pm
Thursday, April 18, 2019, 7:30pm

Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka are once again collaborating on a new score. The Art of Racing in the Rain, based on the bestselling novel by Garth Stein, is directed by Simon Curtis, and stars Amanda Seyfried and Milo Ventimiglia. It tells a tale from the perspective of a family dog who has deep insight into the human condition by observing his master’s life.

The film release date is set for September 27, 2019 (US).

George Tillman Jr.’s The Hate U Give, starring Amandla Stenberg and based on the bestselling novel by Angie Thomas, recently premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and was received with positive reviews.

Dustin O’Halloran’s original score for the film will be released by Milan Records.

The music video for the song ‘Horizons’ has been released. Written by Dustin O’Halloran and Ane Brun for the film Puzzle, the official video can be seen here.

Listen to or order the complete Puzzle soundtrack here.

Dustin O’Halloran will be performing at People Festival at Funkhaus Berlin.

Artists will perform across eight stages and studios on August 18th and 19th, with no set line-up. They’re all meeting one week prior to rehearse and create new ideas to perform, making it a weekend of 150+ artists showcasing new work.

Purchase tickets here.

Venue: Funkhaus Berlin, Nalepastraße 18, 12459 Berlin, Germany

Dustin O’Halloran will perform at the Solidarity of Arts festival in Gdansk on August 24th, 2018.

The festival is focused around the theme of ‘sovereignty’, bringing together noteworthy arts events ranging from film and live music to art installations and workshops.

The concert on August 24th will be a two-part concert of post-classical music, beginning with creative duo Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch and Resina, and followed by Dustin O’Halloran and a string quartet.

Purchase tickets here.

Venue: European Solidarity Center, Gdansk, Plac Solidarności 1

Dustin O’Halloran’s score for Marc Turtletaub’s Puzzle was released today. It features the song ‘Horizons,’ co-written by Ane Brun. The music video for ‘Horizons’ will be released very soon.

Puzzle is now playing in theaters in the US, with the release date in other territories to be announced.

Listen to or order the soundtrack here.

Dustin O’Halloran and Bryan Senti collaborated in creating the score for the TV show Save Me. The six-part Sky Atlantic drama series, directed by Nick Murphy and starring Lennie James, has had positive reviews.

The original score is available today through INgrooves Music Group and can be ordered here.



Shortly before his untimely passing, Jóhann Jóhannsson invited his friends A Winged Victory for the Sullen (Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie) to rework a piece from his inaugural album Englabörn.

“I loved Jóhann as a person and deeply admired his music. It meant so much to give this remix something special, and we were pleased when he told us how much he loved our track. His music always pushed me to search for unique and uncharted paths and I’ll be forever grateful. I will miss him tremendously.” 

– Dustin O’Halloran

Englabörn & Variations is out now on Deutsche Grammophon. Order here.

The original score for Lion by Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka has been nominated for an Oscar! The film, featuring Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel and Rooney Mara, received six nominations in total, including for Best Picture and Best Cinematography.

See the full list of nominees here.

The winners will be announced at the Academy Awards ceremony, which will take place on February 26, 2017.

After five years since his last solo album Lumiere, Dustin O’Halloran is currently working on a new solo album.

More info will be announced in the new year…

Amazon’s widely acclaimed TV series Transparent, for which Dustin O’Halloran has composed the original score, enters its third season.

For his work on the series Dustin O’Halloran received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music in 2015.

Watch Season 03:


In the past few months Dustin O’Halloran has been working on the score for Garth Davis’ new film Lion together with Hauschka.

Lion, starring Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel, is based on the true story of Saroo Brierley, who used Google Maps to track down the family he left in India when he was adopted by an Australian couple at age five. The film will be out in theaters in November of this year.

Read more about Lion over on Vanity Fair:

Dustin O’Halloran’s score for Prashant Nair’s film ‘Umrika‘ is now available to preview and download on iTunes.

The score includes strings recorded by the Budapest Art Orchestra, percussion by Tatu Rönkkö (Efterklang) and Shahzad Ismaily, and cello by Gyda Valtysdottir. It also features harp, marimba and other instruments, and for the first time virtually no piano.


A Winged Victory For The Sullen have announced new European tour dates for 2015. For ticket links visit:

  • Oct. 25: Münster, DE – AV Picknick
  • Nov. 06: Madrid, ES – Cats
  • Nov. 07: Barcelona, ES – MiRA Festival at Fabra i Coats
  • Nov. 29: Tilburg, NL – Theaters Tilburg
  • Dec. 03: Lisbon, PT – Teatro Maria Matos
  • Dec. 04: Braga, PT – Auditório Adelina Caravana
  • Dec. 06: Madeira, PT – Madeiradig
  • Dec. 09: Hasselt, BE – CC Hasselt
  • Dec. 10: Leuven, BE – 30CC
  • Dec. 11: Turnhout, BE – de Warande
  • Dec. 12: London, UK – Barbican Centre  (with Hauschka)
  • Dec. 14: Manchester, UK – St Phillips Church
  • Dec. 15: Leicester, UK – Bishop Street Church

A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Dustin’s project with Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie, along with contemporaries Philip Glass, Bryce Dessner, Ludovico Einaudi and Jeff Beal were asked to share their thoughts on contemporary classical music and the tradition of sheet music. The video features AWVFTS’s ‘Atomos VIII’.

Sascha Ring of Apparat and Dustin O’Halloran won the Soundtrack Stars Award at the Venice Film Festival 2015 for their collaboration on Drake Doremus’ new movie ‘Equals’.

‘Equals’ is Dustin’s fourth collaboration with Doremus after ‘Like Crazy’, ‘Breathe In’ and ‘The Beauty Inside’.

Dustin O’Halloran is in the process of scoring Drake Doremus’ new sci-fi romance ‘Equals’ starring Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult. Being the fourth collaboration with Doremus after ‘Like Crazy, ‘Breathe In’ and ‘The Beauty Inside’, this score will also feature original music by Sascha Ring from Apparat.

Read more on indieWIRE.

A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Dustin O’Halloran’s project with Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie, have been invited to perform at this year’s BBC Proms for BBC 6 Music, presented by Mary Anne Hobbs. Also performing is their label mate Nils Frahm.

Tickets will go on sale on May 16th at 9am GMT with both artists performing at the Royal Albert Hall on August 5th.

Watch the official Proms launch film here:

For more information, visit:

Today, A Winged Victory For The Sullen are kicking off their second US Atomos tour. The ticket links for all of the shows are listed here:

US Tour 2015:

– Mar 23: Boston (MA) – TT The Bears
– Mar 24: New York (NY) – Le Poisson Rouge
– Mar 25: Pittsburgh (PA) – Andy Warhol Museum
– Mar 26: Philadelphia (PA) – First Unitarian Side Chapel
– Mar 28: Knoxville (TN) – Big Ears Festival
– Mar 31: Iowa City (IA) – Mission Creek Festival
– Apr 01: Minneapolis (MN) – Cedar Center
– Apr 02: Chicago (IL) – Constellation
– Apr 03: Denver (CO) – Tri-Lakes PAC
– Apr 05: Los Angeles (CA) – El Rey

On April 12 A Winged Victory For The Sullen will be part of a special music series curated by Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels.

The ‘Silence Is Sexy’ line up includes:

– A Winged Victory For The Sullen
– Ben Frost
– The Group feat. Casper Clausen of Efterklang & Greg Haines
– Hildur Gudnadóttir
– Robert Hampson with Christina Vantzou (films)
– Sylvain Chauveau
– Jozef van Wissem
– Illuminine  & more.

More info & tickets:

A Winged Victory For The Sullen have announced new EU and US tour dates! Find all dates and links to ticket sales below.

EU Tour Dates

– Feb 06: London (UK) – Kings Place   (sold out)
– Feb 07: Norwich (UK) – Epic Studios   › tickets
– Feb 08: Bristol (UK) – The Lantern   › tickets
– Feb 10: Dublin (IE) – Pavilion Theatre   › tickets
– Feb 11: Glasgow (UK) – CCA Glasgow   › tickets
– Feb 13: London (UK) – Sadler’s Wells *   › tickets
– Feb 14: London (UK) – Sadler’s Wells *   › tickets
– Feb 21: Copenhagen (DK) – Frost Festival   › tickets
– Feb 22: Leuven (BE) – Artefact Festival   › tickets
– Feb 28: Den Haag (NL) – Paard van Troje   › tickets
– Mar 01: Berlin (DE) – Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz   › tickets
– Apr 18: Istanbul (TK) – Salon İKSV   › tickets

* A live score performance to Wayne McGregor’s “Atomos” dance production

US Tour Dates

– Mar 23: Boston (MA) – TT The Bears    › tickets
– Mar 24: New York (NY) – Le Poisson Rouge   › tickets
– Mar 25: Pittsburgh (PA) – Andy Warhol Museum   › tickets
– Mar 26: Philadelphia (PA) – First Unitarian Side Chapel   › tickets
– Mar 28: Knoxville (TN) – Big Ears Festival   › tickets
– Mar 31: Iowa City (IA) – Mission Creek Festival   › tickets
– Apr 01: Minneapolis (MN) – Cedar Center   › tickets
– Apr 02: Chicago (IL) – Constellation  › tickets
– Apr 03: Denver (CO) – Tri-Lakes PAC   › tickets
– Apr 05: Los Angeles (CA) – El Rey   › tickets

The newest film scored by Dustin O’Halloran, “Umrika”, is going to be in the official competition at Sundance Film Festival. The film was directed by Prashant Nair and stars Suraj Sharma (Life Of Pi) and Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel).

The Sundance Film Festival will take place from January 22nd to February 1st 2015.

The 405 created a beautiful photo series of AWVFTS‘s last show at the Barbican Milton Court Concert Hall in London. For the whole series visit:

Upcoming shows:

– Nov 20: Paris (FR) – La Flèche d’Or   › tickets
– Nov 21: Bruges (BE) – Cactus   › tickets
– Nov 22: Utrecht (NL) – Le Guess Who Festival   › tickets
– Nov 24: Leipzig (DE) – UT Connewitz   › tickets
– Nov 25: Heidelberg (DE) – Pret a Ecouter Festival   › tickets
– Nov 27: Luzern (CH) – Südpol    › tickets
– Nov 28: Yverdon (CH) – L’Amalgame    › tickets
– Nov 29: Bologna (IT) – Locomotiv
– Dec 09: Seattle, WA (USA) – The Tripple Door   › tickets
– Dec 10: Portland, OR (USA) – Mississippi Studios   › tickets
– Dec 14: L.A., CA (USA) – The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever   › sold out
– Dec 16: San Francisco, CA (USA) – The Independent   › tickets
– Feb 06: London (UK) – Kings Place   › sold out

A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Dustin O’Halloran’s collaboration with Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie (Stars of the Lid), will be performing in Australia for the first time this November. Tickets for the shows are available through the links below.

– Nov 15: Melbourne (AU) – Melbourne Recital Centre   › tickets
– Nov 16: Sydney (AU) – The Basement   › tickets

Read more about AWVFTS and ATOMOS on the website of the Melbourne Recital Centre:

‘Posthumous’, starring Jack Huston and Brit Marling, premiered at the Zurich Film Festival on October 4th. The film was directed by Lulu Wang and features an original score by Dustin O’Halloran and Brian Crosby.

‘Posthumous’ is out in theaters across Germany today. Find a cinema near you:

A Winged Victory For The Sullen’s new album ATOMOS is now available at all fine record stores. The second offering from the collaboration of Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie (Stars Of The Lid) is an original score for contemporary choreographer Wayne McGregor’s (London Royal Ballet) newest dance piece ATOMOS.

Here is what the press have to say:

“Eleven pieces of music that ring with a mini-maximalism unique to AWVFTS, enveloping you deeper in their splendour with every listen.”  9/10
Loud and Quiet Magazine

“Atomos is an outstanding, thoughtful piece of work which should see their reputation rise to a new high”  4,5/5

“It’s as elegant and grandiose and soothing and enveloping as it ever was”  8/10
Drowned in Sound

 “The beauty of this record lies primarily in its poise and composure; that it sounds fantastic, at times, just feels like an added bonus”  8/10
– The Line of Best Fit

“Plenty of room is left amongst the arrangements to allow the mind to wander, for images to be conjured, for the music to wrap itself around you.”
– Igloo Magazine

A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Dustin O’Halloran’s collaboration with Adam Wiltzie, finally reveals their second full-length album entitled ATOMOS, which besides familiar piano, string and drone sounds also sees the duo introduce flurries of electronics, harp and modular synthesisers.

The album is out in all formats today, including a beautifully packaged Limited Edition Clear Double Vinyl. ATOMOS is available through Kranky (North America) and Erased Tapes (ROW).

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“…a ready-made soundtrack to moments of sublime inner vision”  5/5
– The List

“Atomos sustains an atmosphere that’s calm and clear enough to reflect varied emotions”  5/5
– The Skinny

“…unfathomably rich upon full immersion”  5/5
–  Contact Music

“…a slow-burning, deeply resonant collection with a stirring potency and the capacity to truly wow”  9/10
–  Clash

“A tone shimmers, electronics babble like water and the occluded view clears, revealing an undulating landscape in hyper-real colours. Altered states indeed.” ★★★★
– Mojo

Ben Eshmade interviewed Adam and Dustin for the Barbican podcast about the making of A Winged Victory For The Sullen’s ‘ATOMOS’.

Listen to it here or click on the player below:

A Winged Victory For The Sullen’s special edition, hand silk screened UK/EU Tour Poster can be pre-ordered now. Prints are £25 and will only be available for pick up at the concerts via the band’s merch booth.

For more info and to place your order visit:

A Winged Victory For The Sullen, a collaboration between Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie (Stars of the Lid), have announced EU and USA dates following the release of their new album ‘ATOMOS’. The album will be available via Erased Tapes Records on October 6th and can be pre-ordered here:

‘ATOMOS’ Tour Dates:

– Oct 17: Brighton (UK) – St George’s Church   › tickets
– Oct 19: London (UK) – Milton Court at Barbican Centre   › tickets
– Oct 20: London (UK) – Milton Court at Barbican Centre   › tickets
– Oct 25: Antwerp (BE) – De Roma   › tickets
– Nov 20: Paris (FR) – La Flèche d’Or   › tickets
– Nov 21: Bruges (BE) – Cactus   › tickets
– Nov 22: Utrecht (NL) – Le Guess Who Festival
– Nov 24: Leipzig (DE) – UT Connewitz
– Nov 25: Heidelberg (DE) – Pret a Ecouter Festival
– Nov 27: Luzern (CH) – Südpol    › tickets
– Nov 28: Yverdon (CH) – L’Amalgame
– Dec 09: Seattle, WA (USA) – The Tripple Door   › tickets
– Dec 10: Portland, OR (USA) – Mississippi Studios   › tickets
– Dec 14: Los Angeles, CA (USA) – The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever   › tickets
– Dec 16: San Francisco, CA (USA) – The Independent   › tickets

A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Dustin O’Halloran’s project with Adam Wiltzie (‘Stars Of The Lid’), announce their second full length album titled ‘ATOMOS’. ‘ATOMOS’ is also the full score to Wayne McGregor’s (Random Dance) newest dance piece.

You can stream the brand new track ‘ATOMOS VI’ via Clash Music:

‘ATOMOS’ will be released via Kranky & Erased Tapes on October 6.

Dustin O’Halloran has contributed to Red Hot’s latest compilation album ‘Red Hot + Bach’, which features 29 original Bach reinventions. Among the contributing composers are Max Richter, Mia Doi Todd and Shara Worden. The album also includes an interactive iPad app that allows users to listen to and interact with Bach’s music.

You can listen to a preview of Dustin O’Halloran’s contribution ‘Minim’ below.

Red Hot is an international not-for-profit production company that has produced 16 albums and dedicated more than 10 million dollars to worthy causes around the world. Its mission is to raise awareness and money to fight AIDS/HIV and related health and social issues.

‘Red Hot + Bach’ is available in the iTunes store now.

A Winged Victory For The Sullen’s new EP ‘ATOMOS VII’  is out now and available on Erased Tapes (UK) and Kranky (US).

“‘Atomos VII’ is a stunning, all-encompassing mass of sound that makes you want to drift off into a sphere of emotion and never return”
“Absolutely heavenly” – Mary Anne Hobbs
“Burning from warm embers to a triumphant climax of violins and burring cello”
“An extended slice of ethereal, ambient neo-classical”
“A superficially beautiful mood piece, with a creeping sense of disquiet” 8/10