Angelo Badalamenti

Composer, Arranger, Musician
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 ... Read more »
Born: 03/22/1937 in Bensonhurst, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (90)

Guldkysten 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

Inside the Actors Studio 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Original Music

Profiler 1996 - 1998, 2006 - 2008, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Theme Music

Stalingrad 2014 (Movie)

(Composer)

A Late Quartet 2012 (Movie)

(Music)

44 Inch Chest 2010 (Movie)

(Music)

The Edge of Love 2009 (Movie)

Score Producer (Music Producer)

The Edge of Love 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

Redacted 2007 (Movie)

("Roberto's Arabesque") (Song Performer)

Redacted 2007 (Movie)

("Roberto's Arabesque") (Song)

The Wicker Man 2006 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

The Wicker Man 2006 (Movie)

Score Producer (Music Producer)

Dark Water 2005 (Movie)

(Composer)

Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist 2005 (Movie)

(Music)

Frankenstein 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Theme Music

A Very Long Engagement 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

Dangerous Liaisons 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Music

Exorcist: The Beginning 2004 (Movie)

(2005 release) (Music)

Inside the Actors Studio: 10th Anniversary Special 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Original Music

Son Frere 2004 (Movie)

Non-Original Music(theme song "Sleep") (Music)

The Monster of Rostov 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

Cet Amour-La 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

Suspended Animation 2003 (Movie)

(Composer)

Undefeated 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Music

Auto Focus 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Auto Focus 2002 (Movie)

Orchestrations (Original Music)

Auto Focus 2002 (Movie)

("Snap!") (Song)

L' Adversaire 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Secretary 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Secretary 2002 (Movie)

Orchestrations (Original Music)

Forever Mine 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Music

Mulholland Drive 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

A Piece of Eden 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

A Piece of Eden 2000 (Movie)

(Original Score)

Girl on the Bridge 2000 (Movie)

("Who Will Take My Dreams Away?") (Song)

The Beach 2000 (Movie)

song/song producer("Beached") (Song)

The Beach 2000 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Beach 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Arlington Road 1999 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Arlington Road 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Holy Smoke 1999 (Movie)

score conductor/orchestrator (Music Conductor)

Holy Smoke 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Holy Smoke 1999 (Movie)

song arranger & producer("Maya, Mayi Ma--The Celebration") (Song)

The Straight Story 1999 (Movie)

music orchestrations (Original Music)

The Straight Story 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

The Very Thought of You 1999 (Movie)

("Fall in Love with Me") (Song)

Cracker 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Music

Mario Puzo's The Last Don II 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Theme Music

The Story of a Bad Boy 1998 (Movie)

music themes (Music)

Lost Highway 1997 (Movie)

music composer and conductor (Music)

Mario Puzo's The Last Don 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Music

The Blood Oranges 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

The City of Lost Children 1995 (Movie)

(music) "Who Will Take Your Dreams Away) (Song)

The City of Lost Children 1995 (Movie)

(Original Score)

Naked in New York 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Hotel Room 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Music

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me 1992 (Movie)

songs("She Would Die For Love" "A Real Indication" "Love Theme" "Falling" "Moving Through Time" "Questions in a World of Blue" "The Black Dog Runs at Night" "The Voice of Love" "Sycamore Trees") (Song)

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me 1992 (Movie)

piano (Performer)

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me 1992 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

The Comfort of Strangers 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Wait Until Spring, Bandini 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Wild At Heart 1990 (Movie)

("Up in Flames") (Song)

Wild At Heart 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Cousins 1989 (Movie)

("I Love You For Today") (Song)

Cousins 1989 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Cousins 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 1989 (Movie)

Orchestrations (Original Music)

Parents 1989 (Movie)

orchestral music producer (Music Producer)

Tough Guys Don't Dance 1987 (Movie)

("You'll Come Back (You Always Do)") (Song)

Tough Guys Don't Dance 1987 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Tough Guys Don't Dance 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Weeds 1987 (Movie)

("Mysteries of Love") (Song)

Weeds 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Blue Velvet 1986 (Movie)

songs("Blue Star" "Mysteries of Love") (Song)

Blue Velvet 1986 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Blue Velvet 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Across the Great Divide 1976 (Movie)

lyrics("Across the Great Divide") (Theme Lyrics)

Law and Disorder 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

Gordon's War 1973 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Frankenstein (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Invasion of Privacy (TV Show)

Music

Julie Johnson (TV Show)

Music

On the Air (TV Show)

Music

The Donner Party (TV Show)

Theme Music

The Lathe of Heaven (TV Show)

Music

Twin Peaks (TV Show)

Music

Witch Hunt (TV Show)

Music
Actor (2)

Mulholland Drive 2001 (Movie)

Luigi Castiglianne (Actor)

Blue Velvet 1986 (Movie)

Piano Player (Actor)

Biography

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).

Relationships

Lonny Badalamenti

Wife
married c. 1968

Danielle Badalamenti

Daughter
born c. 1969

Andre Badalamenti

Son
plays clarinet

EDUCATION

Manhattan School of Music

New York , New York

Eastman School of Music

Rochester , New York

Milestones

2001

Provided the eerily effective score for Lynch's "Mulholland Dr."

1997

Reteamed with Lynch for "Lost Highway"

1995

Provided the haunting original score for "The City of Lost Children"

1992

Scored Lynch's feature "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me"

1990

Composed music for David Lynch's commercials for Calvin Klein's perfume, Obsession

1990

Created album of music with David Lynch for singer Julee Cruise

1990

Collaborated with Lynch on theatrical production, "Industrial Symphony No. 1" presented at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

1990

TV composing debut for series, "Twin Peaks", created by Lynch

1986

First collaboration with David Lynch, "Blue Velvet"

1974

Wrote first film score, "Law and Disorder"

1973

First film credit as Andy Badale, writing songs for Ossie Davis's "Gordon's War"

Wrote songs for commercials (for Opium, Exxon, and New York City)

Bonus Trivia

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"He's got this musical soul, and melodies are always floating around inside. I feel the mood of a scene in the music, and one thing helps he other, and they both just start climbing." --David Lynch on his relationship with Badalamenti ("People" Magazine, September 10, 1990)

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"He'd say, 'Try and come up with something that's beautiful and dark. Then it should build to a climax that just tears your heart out.' So I'm looking at him strangely, but as he's talking my eyes start going somewhere, and I start hearing melodies." --Badalamenti describing working relationship with Lynch ("People" Magazine, September 10, 1990)

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Badalamenti has master's degrees in French horn, composition and piano. He has also won at least eight ASCAP awards. The composer has arranged pieces for recording artists such as Liza Minnelli, George Benson, Melba Moore and the Pet Shop Boys.

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