Angelo Badalamenti

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Composer

Birth Date: March 23, 1937

Death Date: December 11, 2022

Birth Place: New York City, New York

Best known for his collaborations with David Lynch, most notably the dreamy, haunting music for the director's cult TV soap opera, "Twin Peaks" (1990-91). After completing his classical training, Badalamenti worked as a Borscht Belt pianist in the 1950s, as a jingle writer and as an arranger-songwriter for performers as diverse as Mel Tillis and Shirley Bassey. As Andy Badale he wrote the songs for the 1973 film "Gordon's War" and the score for "Law and Disorder" (1974). Although he continued composing, Badalamenti saw his career take off when he was hired as Isabella Rossellini's vocal coach and subsequently wrote the atmospheric score for Lynch's "Blue Velvet" (1986). He has continued a long association with the director, including scoring TV commercials and films like "Lost Highway" (1997). Badalamenti's non-Lynch credits include "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (1989), but he seems most at home with darker fare like the noirish "Tough Guys Don't Dance" (1987) and "The Comfort of Strangers" (1990), the black comedy "Parents" (1989) and the phantasmagoric "The City of Lost Children" (1995). Angelo Badalamenti died on December 11, 2022 in NJ at the age of 85.

Credits

Faraway Eyes

Original Music
Movie
2020

Nowhen

Original Music
Movie
2018

The Wait

Original Music
Movie
2016

Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces

Original Music
Movie
2014

StalingradStream

Original Music
Movie
2013
51%

A Late Quartet

Original Music
Movie
2012

Change Begins Within

Music Performer
Show
2011

A Butterfly Kiss

Original Music
Movie
2011

A Woman

Original Music
Movie
2010

44 Inch Chest

Original Music
Movie
2009

The EyeStream

Original Music
Movie
2008
22%

The Wicker ManStream

Original Music
Movie
2006
15%

Dark Water

Original Music
Movie
2005

Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist

Original Music
Movie
2005

Evilenko

Original Music
Movie
2004

A Very Long Engagement

Original Music
Movie
2004

Resistance

Original Music
Movie
2003

SecretaryStream

Original Music
Movie
2002
78%

Auto Focus

Music
Movie
2002

Cabin FeverStream

Composer
Movie
2002
62%

Mulholland DriveStream

Composer
Movie
2001
84%

Julie Johnson

Original Music
Movie
2001

The BeachStream

Original Music
Movie
2000
21%

Arlington Road

Original Music
Movie
1999

The Straight StoryStream

Original Music
Movie
1999
94%

Holy Smoke

Composer
Movie
1999

The Story of a Bad Boy

Original Music
Movie
1998

Lost Highway

Original Music
Movie
1997

The City of Lost Children

Original Music
Movie
1995

Lumiere and Company

Original Music
Movie
1995

Hotel Room

Original Music
Movie
1993

Wild at Heart

Original Music
Movie
1990
65%

The Comfort of Strangers

Original Music
Movie
1990

National Lampoon's Christmas VacationStream

Original Music
Movie
1989
70%

Cousins

Original Music
Movie
1989

Tough Guys Don't Dance

Original Music
Movie
1987

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream WarriorsStream

Original Music
Movie
1987
68%

Blue VelvetStream

Original Music
Movie
1986
95%

Law and Disorder

Original Music
Movie
1974

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