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Invisible Undercurrents: Cat's Eyes' Favourite Soundtracks
Kiran Acharya , February 19th, 2015 12:18

With their soundtrack to Peter Strickland's new film The Duke Of Burgundy released this week, Cats' Eyes - The Horrors' Faris Badwan and composer Rachel Zeffira - run through their movie collection with Kiran Acharya to pick out their 13 top scores and soundtracks

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Gustav Mahler - Death In Venice
RZ: There's this amazing scene at the end using a Mahler track. I don't want to give it away. It's a hard film to watch in many ways. Very long and very heavy. You've got to be in the right mood to really appreciate it. But there's a scene that I'll never forget, a distorted image, almost grotesque, and Mahler playing with it.

FB: This was almost an excuse to get Mahler on to the list. There are some really great things about this film but Mahler is definitely amongst the best.

RZ: He's great to play to people whose idea of classical is shepherds on a hill. I think a lot of people turned on Mahler because - and I stand to be corrected on this - because he sort of renounced his Judaism and moved to America and said he wasn't Jewish. Norman Lebrecht wrote a really good book on Mahler that I wouldn't mind reading to find out more.


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