Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Leland Speaks! An interview with Ray Wise
From: (Bob Kelley)
Date: 1990-12-18, 13:56

I love Teri Gross' show -- she is without a doubt the best
interviewer in America today.  About 2 months ago, she had
Angelo Badilimenti, the composer of Twin Peaks music.

He mentioned that he had previously been doing the music to Captain
Kangaroo.  He was using some big band music from his teen-age music
writing days for many of the songs that BOB danced to.

He said that David Lynch told him to write Laura's theme "as a dark
and somber tune elevating to a more and more intense theme finally
reach a plateau of incredible beauty whereupon it would fall back
to the somber tune".  He played it on the spot for him using his
piano and David said don't change a thing.