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Published on Jul 2, 2015
In 2015 the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA commissioned Xiu Xiu to reinterpret the music of TV series 'Twin Peaks'. Compositions and songs by composer Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch were given a startling makeover and presented in two sell-out performances. The music has since been presented throughout Europe, Russia and the United States, most recently at Lynch's own Festival of Disruption.
Led by Jamie Stewart, Angela Seo and Shayna Dunkelman, the music of Xiu Xiu defies simple description. It's a mix of post punk and synth pop, classical and experimental styles, full of brutality and emotional depth. Xiu Xiu's performance isn't simply a recreation of the 'Twin Peaks' soundtrack, but provides an entirely new interpretation that emphasises its chaos, drama, fear, noise and sidelong leering glances.
This performance at GOMA is the last chance to see Xiu Xiu perform this special suite of music.
Performance commissioned for ‘David Lynch: Between Two Worlds’ at the Gallery of Modern Art, (GOMA) 14 March – 7 June 2015. Recorded Saturday 18 April 2015 at the Gallery's Australian Cinémathèque. This video includes performances of 'The Pink Rom/Blue Frank', 'Sycamore Trees' and 'Packard's Vibration'. All written by David Lynch (lyrics) and Angelo Badalamenti (music).