Published Nov 12, 2015Music-minded filmmaker David Lynch is digging into the archives this month for a vinyl reissue of his 2008 collaboration with composer Marek Zebrowski, Polish Night Music. With the album coming out tomorrow (November 13) on Sacred Bones Records/Sunday Best, Lynch has shared an archival performance video.
Lynch and Zebrowski performed "Polish Night Music" in March of 2007 at Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain in Paris.
The video, which was recorded at the opening of Lynch's The Air Is on Fire art exhibit, shows Lynch and Zebrowski sitting at dual keyboards and concocting an eerie soundscape. Lynch begins the piece with moody spoken word before conjuring up atmospheric ambient drones, while Zebrowski lays down gentle, tinkling piano overtop.
A press release notes, "Barren train stations, Polish factories at night, and silent hotels where lonely travellers meet. These are the images and suggested narratives that pervade the spirit of Polish Night Music." Explore those imagined places in the seven-minute performance video below.