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Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Shares His Thoughts on Scoring New ‘Suspiria’

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Shares His Thoughts on Scoring New ‘Suspiria’

It was revealed a few weeks ago that Thom Yorke, who is the frontman of the popular British rock band Radiohead, will be composing the original score for Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria Remake. Yorke recently joined BBC Radio 6 for a catch up, where he spoke about the upcoming project.

It’s absolutely terrifying,” said Yorke of scoring the film. “It’s a very different film [in comparison to the original]. There’s a few core pieces of it that I’ve been trying to piece together. It’s hard because I’m way out of my comfort zone, and I can’t read music so it’s not like I’m writing for orchestra. So I’m building it all myself. In fact, I watched Blade Runner twice at the weekend. ‘Oh, that sound, I could do something like that, that’s quite easy. I’ll rip that bit off there and that bit there, and I’ll be fine.’ No, not really.

Vangelis [composer of Blade Runner], it’s him. It’s his hands that made that,” Yorke said. “Which encouraged me. Because that was the thing I was finding most daunting. Normally a horror movie involves orchestras, these specific things. But Luca [Guadagnino], the director, and Walter [Fasano], the editor, are very much like, ‘Find your own path with it.’ They’re giving me as much freedom as they can. I just have to find a way into it. Which I am doing. It’s exciting.

Frenesy Film Company, Mythology Entertainment, First Sun Films, and Memo Films produce. Guadagnino, Brad Fischer, Kajganich, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Marco Morabito, Gabriele Moratti, William Sherak, and Silvia Venturini Fendi are producers on the title while James Vanderbilt, Paul Deason, Massimiliano Violante, and Carlo Antonelli exec produce.

Synopsis:
Suspiria follows Susie Bannion, a young American woman who travels to the prestigious Markos Tanz Company in Berlin in 1977, arriving just as one of its members, Patricia, has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. As Susie makes extraordinary progress under the guidance of Madame Blanc, the Company’s revolutionary artistic director, she befriends another dancer, Sara, who shares her suspicions that the Matrons, and the Company itself, may be harboring a dark and menacing secret.

The cast includes Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mia Goth and Jessica Harper.

Amazon Studios picked up the project last year for worldwide distribution rights and is financing production.