Originally posted on July 15, 2008
Italian composer Ennio Morricone has written and scored hundreds upon hundreds of movie soundtracks since the sixties. Everybody knows his theme from The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, but there is far more to him than that. MOMA affiliate PS1 in Long Island City, NY, has devoted a three-hour retrospective to his music on their web radio at www.wps1.org.
Go to “Archives,” go to “Sonarama” and then scroll down to “The Music of Ennio Morricone” and click. If you have the time, you are in for some rather amazing music: rock with interesting guitar riffs, modern classical orchestral, big band Jazz, experimental, and just plain weird. He’s done some amazing things, most of which are obscure and/or out of print. Don’t miss this if you want to explore some unknown tracks.