Ladies and germs! May we present Clare Nina Norelli who will pen the 33 1/3 onAngelo Badalamenti’s Twin Peak’s Soundtrack. This book is one of 16 new titles in the 33 1/3 series.
We caught up with Clare to learn more about her listening and reading habits…
33 1/3: What was your favorite book or record store growing up?
CN: I have a lot of favourites but since moving to Melbourne I have fallen in love with a little second-hand book store in Thornbury called “Fully Booked”
33 1/3: What are you listening to right…NOW:
CN: The score for the film “The Entity” by Charles Bernstein
33 1/3: What are you reading right….NOW:
CN: “Retro: The Culture of Revival” by Elizabeth E. Guffey and short stories by Mary Gaitskill
33 1/3: 33 1/3: Where do you live?
CN: Melbourne, Australia
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What to expect from Clare’s 33 1/3:
When Twin Peaks first aired on ABC in April 1990 to a viewership of thirty-five million, it became an instant cult sensation that has since gone on to inspire and intrigue subsequent generations of viewers. Concerning an eccentric, coffee-loving FBI agent’s investigation into the murder of a small town teen queen, it was a show with absurdist tendencies that somehow managed to make surrealism mainstream. At the helm of cult film director David Lynch it proved to be the perfect manifestation of the “Lynchian” worldview: that at the heart of what is innocent and pure there often lies great darkness.
Part of Twin Peaks’ success lies in the unforgettable soundtrack composed by Angelo Badalamenti, a frequent and reoccurring collaborator within the David Lynch universe. Badalamenti’s evocative music, with its percussive jazz instrumentation and romantic synthesizer layering, served as a constant in a narrative that was consistently unhinged and its soundtrack release went on to sell over two million copies worldwide.
How did a unique collaborative process result in a perfectly post-modern soundtrack that ran the gamut of musical genres from jazz to dream pop and beyond? And how did Badalamenti’s musical cues work with Lynch’s visuals for Twin Peaks; constantly evolving and having the ability to break with television convention, unnerving and eliciting unexpected responses in its audience? Under the guidance of Angelo Badalementi’s diverse sonic palette, Clare Nina Norelli delves deep into the Lynchian underworld answering all these questions and more.
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