Gilles Peterson

Saturday 21 September



This week Gilles puts together a mix of some of his favourite Italian cinema soundtracks as part of Sound Of Cinema season.

The show will feature music from greats such as Ennio Morricone, Riz Ortolani and Piero Umiliani. These composers were famed for their lush soundtracks to primarily European films throughout the 1960s, with some of them crossing over to Hollywood in the 1970s. Their influence remains strong today, with many of their scores being reused in modern films such as Kill Bill and Django Unchained.

Gilles was recently honoured by the Association of Independent Music Awards (AIM), receiving the Indie Champion Award in recognition of his range and eclecticism.

The BBC's Sound Of Cinema season is dedicated to the composers, songs and film scores that form the soundtrack to the big screen. The season features a major BBC Four series and programming across BBC radio.

Presenter/ Gilles Peterson, Producer/ David O'Donnell for Somethin’ Else

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