How Twin Peaks’ Defining Music Was Created

There’s been so much Twin Peaks talk lately that sometimes it feels like there’s not one facet of the show that hasn’t been dissected and analyzed to death. However, this clip taken from Secrets From Another Place, a short doc found on the Twin Peaks Definitive Gold Box Edition, reveals how composer Angelo Badalamenti created the show’s haunting soundtrack. In the video, Badalamenti describes how Lynch would sit right beside him and start describing scenery for Badalamenti to compose to. “‘We are in the dark woods now,’” Badalamenti says in the video, paraphrasing Lynch. “‘You know, just get me into that beautiful darkness with the soft wind,’ and I started playing.” What unfolds is nothing short of remarkable. How true art is made.

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