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Thom Yorke Reveals More Suspiria Film Score Details
Christian Eede , June 9th, 2017 12:08

Radiohead frontman describes his first experience writing film score as "absolutely terrifying"

Thom Yorke has spoke about the film score he is working on for the upcoming remake of horror Suspiria in an interview with BBC 6 Music.

Yorke's work on the score marks his first time writing a soundtrack for a film. He describes that experience in the interview as "absolutely terrifying," adding that the experience took him outside of his comfort zone. "I can’t read music so it’s not like I’m writing for orchestra,” he said. "I'm building it all myself. In fact, I watched Blade Runner twice at the weekend."

He says that Vangelis' score for the dystopian sci-fi classic was an encouragement while he was working on Suspiria, which was originally released in 1977 and will soon see a remake courtesy of director Luca Guadagnino.

Elsewhere in clips so far unveiled from the interview, which you can hear here and here, Yorke talks about his nerves before Radiohead headlined Glastonbury in 1997 as well as some of his more leftfield early music passions. The full interview will air on BBC 6 Music this Saturday night.