Radiohead’s Thom Yorke teamed up with BBC Radio 6 Music to perform tracks from his recent Susipiria soundtrack live in session.
Yorke, who made his film score debut for Luca Guadagnino’s horror remake, has recently made the full album available to stream online. To mark the occasion, he detailed the making of the record in session with Mary Anne Hobbs and also performed three intimate renditions of ‘Open Again’, ‘Suspirium’ and ‘Unmade’.
Sitting down at London’s iconic Maida Vale Studios, Yorke said “It’s absolutely terrifying,” about the recording process of the music earlier this year. “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. 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.’”
“Normally [scoring] a horror movie involves orchestras, these specific things,” the musician added. “But Luca [Guadagnino], the director, and Walter [Fasano], the editor, are very much, like, find your own path with it…I just have to find a way into it.”
Now, enjoy Yorke’s performances: