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In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited

  • Sydney Opera House Sydney NSW 2001 Australia (map)

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE - In a landmark tribute to the legendary filmmaker behind Twin Peaks and more, a stellar cast bring David Lynch’s hauntingly beautiful music to life.


The brainchild of Musical Director David Coulter (Tom WaitsRain Dogs Revisited and Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy Live), immerse yourself into the mood and atmosphere of Lynch’s universe, with landmark instrumental tracks and exciting new versions of songs from his films. From the industrial wasteland to the log cabin and into the realm of dreams, audiences will take a sonic journey through his singular reality as his soundtracks are brought to life on the Concert Hall stage.

Diving deep into the musical mind behind Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet and Eraserhead, In Dreams makes its Australian Premiere in an exclusive Sydney performance straight from London’s critically acclaimed Barbican Centre debut – submerging audiences in the legendary filmmaker's mystifying soundtracks and skewed pop songs performed by a line-up including Australia’s own Sarah Blasko, Kirin J. CallinanMick Harvey (ex-Bad Seeds), Marshall McGuire and Sophia Brous (Brous), New York City-based Cibo Matto, Irish-chanteuse Camille O’Sullivan and Canadian indie auteur Owen Pallet.

Ever since the dream-like synths of Angelo Badalamenti drew millions to tune in and wonder 'who killed Laura Palmer?', the Lynchian shorthand has seeped into pop culture ephemera as the filmmaker's iconic versions of chart classics (Roy Orbison, David Bowie Chris Isaak) and the sublime tones of Julee Cruise have taken a life of their own. Oft-compared to the timeless partnerships between Leone and Morricone or Rota and Fellini, the disturbing beauty conjured by Lynch and Badalamenti can now be heard in the works of Trent Reznor and David Fincher, whilst Lynch himself has delved further into his own sonic universe with two solo albums and the recent reissue of Eraserhead on New York label Sacred Bones.


Earlier Event: 26 February
Later Event: 16 March
In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited