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Old 02-24-2017, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Saintly Loser View Post
Gyorgy Ligeti's Atmospheres. You've probably heard it, even if you don't recognize the name, or the composer's name. It's used in 2001: A Space Odyssey, in the scene where they investigate the monolith on the moon.

I was a kid (teenager) when I saw that movie, but I was fascinated by that music. I eventually found out what it was, and that led to a lifelong love of Ligeti's music.

Kubrick used Ligeti's music again in Eyes Wide Shut. That two-note piano music is the second movement of Ligeti's Musica Ricercata. It's pretty creepy.
The one that gets me from that film is another Ligeti piece, "Requiem for Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Two Mixed Choirs & Orchestra". It was also used during the HALO jump sequence in the 2014 Godzilla film.

The Beatles "Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite" always gave me the willies, for some reason.