Xiu Xiu plays the music of Twin Peaks


"The music of Twin Peaks is everything that we aspire to as musicians and is everything that we want to listen to as music fans. It is romantic, it is terrifying, it is beautiful, it is unnervingly sexual. The idea of holding the ‘purity’ of the 1950s up to the cold light of a violent moon and exposing the skull beneath the frozen, worried smile has been a stunning influence on us. There is no way that we can recreate Badalamenti and Lynch’s music as it was originally played. It is too perfect and we could never do its replication justice. Our attempt will be to play the parts of the songs as written, meaning, following the harmony melody but to arrange in the way that it has shaped us as players." Jamie Stewart

Experimental post-punk band Xiu Xiu was commissioned by the Gallery of Modern Art in Australia to provide a new interpretation of the music from Twin Peaks, emphasizing its chaos and drama, for a special performance accompanying the David Lynch: Between Two Worlds exhibition. This show has taken to the road and will be coming to Berlin this coming April 15th!

Host: M:Soundtrack & das SchubladenKonsortium