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on May 22, 2014 | 3 Comments

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Feedback interrogates Peter Strickland, director of Berberian Sound Studio, the disorienting descent of a British sound engineer into an existential nightmare after traveling to Italy to work on a horror film. Sorry, a ‘Santini’ film!

There’s a ton of composers & soundtracks mentioned on this episode so if you fancy a slide down the avant garde musical rabbit hole, dive into the following links:

Musique concrète:

Delia Derbeyshire:

Kenneth Anger:

Nurse With Wound:

Cathy Berbarian & Luciano Berio – Visage:

Krzysztof Penderecki – Polymorphia (The Shining):

Gruppo di Improvvisazione di Nuova Consonanza:


Bruno Maderna – Death Laid An Egg:

John Cage:

Goblin – Suspiria:

Riz Ortolani – Cannibal Holocaust:

Ennio Morricone – The Bird With The Crystal Plumage:

Krzysztof Komeda – Lullaby (Rosemary’s Baby):

Edda Dell’Orso:’Orso

Franco Battiato – Juke Box:

Alga Marghen Records:

Peter Howell:

The BBC Radiophonic Workshop:

Gruppo di Improvvisazione di Nuova Consonanza – Musica Su Schemi:

Keep up to date with Mr. Strickland’s musings & misadventures on his personal blog:


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Tags: Berberian Sound Studio, Peter Strickland

Responses to Episode 161: PETER STRICKLAND

  1. Michael Dark says:

    Another brilliant interview, haven’t seen the movie yet, but it is on our to see list. Have always been interested in music, sound & those that created the sound effects for old movies & live radio shows/serials. Been a long time fan of not only soundtracks (Goblin, Komeda, Morricone, Penderecki, etc…) , but artists like Nurse With Wound, Cage, etc…

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