In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited

A landmark tribute

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A landmark tribute to the legendary filmmaker behind Twin Peaks and more, a stellar cast bring David Lynch’s hauntingly beautiful music to life.

Diving deep into the musical mind behind Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet and Eraserhead, In Dreams makes its Australian Premiere after London’s critically acclaimed Barbican Centre debut submerging audiences in the legendary filmmaker’s mystifying soundtracks and skewed pop songs with a stellar line-up of performers.

In what will be his only Melbourne performance, Polaris Prize-winning composer, violinist, keyboardist and vocalist Owen Pallett takes the stage with Australia’s own Sarah Blasko, Kirin J Callinan and renowned harpist Marshall McGuire. They join Mick Harvey (ex Bad Seeds), Sophia Brous (Brous), New York City based Cibo Matto and Irish chanteuse Camille O’Sullivan.

Ever since the dream-like synths of Angelo Baladamenti drew millions to tune in and wonder ‘who killed Laura Palmer?’, the Lynchian shorthand has seeped into pop culture ephemera as the filmmaker’s iconic versions of chart classics (Roy Orbison, David Bowie and Chris Isaak) and the sublime tones of Julee Cruise have taken a life of their own.

Oft-compared to the timeless partnerships between Leone and Morricone or Rota and Fellini, the disturbing beauty conjured by Lynch and Badalamenti can now be heard in the works of Trent Reznor and David Fincher, whilst Lynch himself has delved further into his own sonic universe with two solo albums and the recent reissue of Eraserhead on New York label Sacred Bones.

The brainchild of musical director David Coulter (Tom Waits’ Rain Dogs Revisited and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy Live), immerse yourself into the mood and atmosphere of Lynch’s universe, with landmark instrumental tracks and exciting new versions of songs from his films.

From the industrial wasteland to the log cabin and into the realm of dreams, audiences take a sonic journey through his singular reality as his soundtracks are brought to life in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

Reviews

David Lynch has always painted pictures with sound.

The Guardian

A bevy of international talents pay homage to the world’s coolest, wildest, most enigmatic filmmaker.

Timeout London

A fitting tribute to a filmmaker always taking risks.

The Independent

Those memorable moments of Lynch’s greatest works, brought to life in mesmerising fashion.

Crack Magazine

An enchanting evening to a stellar climax… the Lynchian dream is complete.

Crack Magazine

Cast & Crew

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Camille O’Sullivan

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Sarah Blasko

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Owen Pallett

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Kirin J Callinan

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Sophia Brous

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Mick Harvey

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Cibo Matto

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David Coulter

original concept, musical and artistic direction, saw, percussions and other instruments

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