“Elisabeth Luytens: Horror Queen of Composers”

At Movie Morlocks, Kimberly Lindbergs writes about composer Elisabeth Luytens on the 106th anniversary of Luytens’ birth. “Much of Lutyens music, particularly later in life, is rather dark, jarring and cinematic. Her background in Theosophy and Eastern mysticism is apparent in the otherworldly atmosphere conjured up by her film scores and is also evident in the music she created outside the studio system. She once referred to it her music as “Eerie Weirdness” while composing her last soundtrack for the erotic Dutch thriller, My Nights With Susan, Sandra, Olga & Julie (1975) and that fitting term could easily be applied to much of Elisabeth Lutyens extraordinary output.”

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