Xiu Xiu Performs the Music of Twin Peaks
Xiu Xiu Performs the Music of Twin Peaks
Posted 07/08/2015

Listen up, Lynch fans. Back in April, Xiu Xiu was commissioned by the Gallery of Modern Art in Australia to reimagine the soundtrack of the TV series Twin Peaks. With full details on the Welcome To Twin Peaks site, you can watch an excerpt of the performance below.

Jamie Stewart's thoughts on the original soundtrack:

"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."