Beautiful Music: Michel Legrand and Agnès Varda’s “Cléo from 5 to 7”

Agnés Varda’s second feature film (Cléo from 5 to 7 (1961) opens starkly, sans any musical overture, with an overhead shot of a tarot reading taking place. Two women are heard discussing the cards. A young woman, the eponymous Cléo (Corinne Marchand), chooses nine tarot cards—three to indicate the past, three for the present, three for… Read More Beautiful Music: Michel Legrand and Agnès Varda’s “Cléo from 5 to 7”

10 Records That Meant the World to One Teen Girl

During my teen years I was obsessive about music. I studied classical piano, was a member of the school choir, and played euphonium (a baby tuba) in the school wind orchestra. But rock music was where I went to escape and really find myself. Back then (the mid/late ’90s) there were no streaming services- I would have… Read More 10 Records That Meant the World to One Teen Girl

Soundtrack from Twin Peaks 33 1/3 book available for preorder

I received a pretty exciting present from Bloomsbury… My very first book, dedicated to one of my favourite soundtracks and composers, will be out February 9th. From the book’s blurb:  How did a unique collaborative process between a director and composer result in a perfectly post-modern soundtrack that ran the gamut of musical styles from… Read More Soundtrack from Twin Peaks 33 1/3 book available for preorder