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The Eye

Matthew Sweet explores the subject of the eye in cinema to coincide with the release of Nicolas Pesce's horror film The Eyes of My Mother.

Matthew Sweet explores the subject of the eye in cinema through an anthology of film music culminating in the music for Nicolas Pesce's new horror film "The Eyes of My Mother".

"The eye is a magical, paradoxical organ. Soft, vulnerable, worryingly penetrable - and yet an instrument of mastery and control." Matthew explores the many ways in which the eye takes a central role in film and features music from Polanski's "Macbeth"; Maurice Jarre's score for "Les Yeux Sans Visage"; Cocteau's "Orphee"; the 1981 and 2010 versions of "Clash Of the Titans"; Les Baxter's music for "The Man With The X-Ray Eyes"; "Clockwork Orange"; "The Parallax View"; "Nineteen Eighty-Four"; "Eye In The Sky"; "Lost Highway"; "Peeping Tom" and "The Eyes Of Laura Mars". The Classic Score of the Week is Bernard Herrmann's "Psycho".

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23 minutes

Music Played

  • Third Ear Band

    Macbeth (1971) - Cauldron

    Ensemble: Third Ear Band.
  • Maurice Jarre

    Les Yeux Sans Visage (1960) - Theme Romantique; Les Yeux Sans Visage

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
  • Georges Auric

    Ophée (1949) - Main Titles

    Orchestra: Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu. Conductor: Adriano.
  • Georges Auric

    Ophée (1949) - In Zone 1; Looking For The Princess

    Performer: Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu. Conductor: Adriano.
  • Laurence Rosenthal

    Clash of the Titans (1981) - Medusa

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Laurence Rosenthal.
  • Ramin Djawadi

    Clash of the Titans (2010) - Medusa

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Gavin Greenaway.
  • Les Baxter

    X (The Man With The X-Ray Eyes) (1963) - Main Title

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Les Baxter

    X (The Man With The X-Ray Eyes) (1963) - End Credits

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Wendy Carlos

    Clockwork Orange (1972) - Title Music

    Composer: Henry Purcell. Performer: Wendy Carlos.
  • Michael Small

    The Parallax View (1974) - Commission and Main Title

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
  • Dominic Muldowney

    Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) - Aria: Oceania; This Is Our Land

    Performer: Linda Hirst. Ensemble: Endymion Ensemble. Conductor: Dominic Muldowney.
  • Paul Hepker

    Eye in the Sky (2015) - Eye in the Sky

    Composer: Mark Kilian. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Angelo Badalamenti

    Lost Highway (1996) - Haunting and Heartbreaking

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
  • Brian Easdale

    Peeping Tom (1960) - Peeping Tom

    Performer: Paul Bateman.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    Psycho (1960) - Suite

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Elmer Bernstein.
  • Michael Zager

    The Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) - Let's All Chant

    Composer: Alvin Fields. Ensemble: Michael Zager Band.
  • Ariel Loh

    Eyes of My Mother (2016) - Meet Charlie

    Performer: Ariel Loh.

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