"Art House" Film Scores

On this edition of New Sounds, listen to exquisite scores written not for blockbuster feature films but for smaller, "art-house" movies. Eleni Karaindrou’s film scores fall somewhere between those fine lines of jazz, minimalism and classical. Sample some of her music from the 1986 film directed by Theo Angelopoulos, "The Beekeeper," which features the soulful playing of saxophonist Jan Garbarek. Listen to music from the soundtrack to one of Iceland's most successful films, Angels of the Universe, featuring incidental music by Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson, with two songs by Icelandic neo-post/prog-rockers, Sigur Rós. Hear everything from glitchy, distressed electronics and treated tribal drums and somehow violent oceanic washes of glissandos. Drawing from French New Wave cinema, jazz and Arabic musical traditions, the Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem along with accordion and piano, evokes Satie and Chopin on the meditative Le Pas du chat noir ("the black cat's footsteps.") Plus, French film maker Maurice Pialat used Henryk Gorecki's "Symphony No. 3: Chants plaintifs" to accompany a movie called "Police."

PROGRAM # 2476, Soundtracks to European “Art” Films (First aired on Thursday, 11-17-05)





Eleni Karaindrou

Music for Films

Farewell Theme [5:00] Wandering In Alexandria [1:30] Farewell theme II [6:00]

ECM #1429** www.ecmrecords.com*

Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson & Sigur Rós

Angels of the Universe

Journey To The Underworld [2:00] Schiller In China [3:00] Te Morituri [2:30] Bium Bium Bambalo [7:00]

Fat-Cat #01

Henryk Gorecki

Police (Soundtrack) [Symphonie des chants plaintiffs]

Chant #3 [13:00]

Erato #ERA-9275 Out of print, but the Symphony was recorded again, on Nonesuch #79282. Try Amazon.com*

Anouar Brahem

Le pas du chat noir

Toi qui sait [6:00]

ECM #1792 ** www.ecmrecords.com*