Alberto Iglesias, The Sound of Almodovar

Movies on the Radio

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

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Composer Alberto Iglesias visits Movies on the Radio for a live discussion and presentation of his film music. Iglesias wrote a colorful, highly dramatic score for the new Pedro Almodovar film "The Skin I Live In," and a dark, very subtle one for the forthcoming "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy."

Host David Garland, who considers Iglesias one of the best film music composers working, will present music from these two new, exciting scores, as well as others, and ask Iglesias about his working process, his collaborations with Almodovar and other directors, and his experience heightening emotions with music.

Spanish composer Iglesias — twice nominated for an Academy Award (for "The Kite Runner" and "The Constant Gardener") — is in New York on his way to receive the Hollywood Film Composer Award at this year’s Hollywood Film Festival for his scores for "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "The Skin I Live In."


Alberto Iglesias - The Flower of my Secret - Titulos, Casa Con Ventanas Y Libros - Sony

Alberto Iglesias - Bad Education - Titulos De Cabecera, Kyrie - Sony Classical

Alberto Iglesias - The Constant Gardener - Landing In Sudan - Higher Octave

Alberto Iglesias - All About My Mother - La Mecanica Del Transplante - Nuba Records

Alberto Iglesias - The Skin I Live In - Los vestidos desgarrados, Tema de Vera, El Cigarral, La Convivencia, El Asalto del Hombre Tigre - Lakeshore

Alberto Iglesias - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - Polyakov, Anything Else -  Silva Screen Records


Video: "The Skin I Live In"


Video: "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"


Post a comment or question for Iglesias in the comment box below.

Comments [6]

Shelley from New York, NY

A beautiful show with wonderful music and conversation! thank you.

Oct. 16 2011 09:34 AM
Inkmatt from Washington DC

The music is wonderful, thank you. Do you appreciate the music differently when it accompanies a film versus when it stands alone in a performance?

Oct. 15 2011 09:53 PM
Frederick Willman

Senor Iglesias, David, very fine evening.

Thank you.

Fred Willman
Madison, WI

Oct. 15 2011 09:42 PM
Donna from nyc

who was the lady singer in the film?

Oct. 15 2011 09:23 PM
David Nadvorney from New York CIty


First, I think your music is very beautiful and works wonderfully with the films. I wonder how you feel about providing a musical "cue" to the emotional response of the audience. It's so different from live theater, where there is no score to help us understand what's going on or what to expect. Is that an issue for you as a composer?


David Nadvorney

Oct. 15 2011 09:21 PM
Claudio I.Remeseira from Hamilton Heights, NYC

Who are your favorite film musicians (in all of film history)?

Oct. 15 2011 09:20 PM

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