Diane, it’s 9:07 a.m., I’ve just listened to some music inspired by Angelo Badalamenti’s score for “Twin Peaks,” played by a string quartet. The Dover Quartet. The piece, “Twin Peaks Fantasy,” is a work in progress by the composer Daniel Schlosberg. Gather the others at the Bureau, get that morning cup of coffee, and listen here:
Diane, it’s 11:22 a.m., and I just got off the phone with Mr. Schlosberg, the composer. Believe it or not, he wrote his thesis at the Yale School of Music on Mr. Badalamenti’s “Twin Peaks” score, and now he’s found himself reimagining the music.
“It’s something where I want to capture obviously the melodies, the harmonies — the really beautiful, evocative musical things that he did,” he said of Mr. Badalamenti’s score. “But also just the kind of psychodrama of the series as a whole, and the ability to kind of move between vastly different psychological registers: between a more dreamlike state, and a more grounded reality.”
The project took on new urgency when he learned a new chapter of “Twin Peaks” would be coming to Showtime on May 21. In addition to writing the fantasy, which the Dover Quartet will preview on May 30 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York, he rearranged parts of the original score — eschewing the original electric piano, synth and twangy surf-guitar scoring for string quartet. So have a slice of cherry pie and listen to the Dovers play his arrangement of “The World Spins,” stripped of its lyrics:
Diane, quick note: Mr. Schlosberg said he was thrilled when Mr. Badalamenti gave the project his blessing. And just to refresh your memory, here is the original “The World Spins” — not for string quartet, but with the ethereal voice of Julee Cruise:
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