Game of Thrones Turned Its Composer Into a Rock Star

Spencer Kornhaber
Game of Thrones Turned Its Composer Into a Rock Star

The arsenal of instruments Ramin Djawadi has used to score Game of Thrones includes mournful strings, mighty horns, and the Armenian double-reed woodwind known as a duduk. Early on, the showrunners, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, decided that the ivories were too delicate for the show’s brutal realms, where even weddings tend to involve some stabbing.