Ennio Morricone in The Wire Over the Years

Source: The Wire.

Ennio Morricone, the legendary Italian film composer cited as the “father of the modern arrangement”, has died, aged 91. Morricone worked on more than 400 scores for film and television, as well as a number of compositions for concert halls. He featured numerous times in the pages of The Wire, and here we’ve selected a few articles that give some insight into his avant garde genius.

In The Wire 110, April 1993, Ben Watson feasted on the anti-pasti art music of Ennio Morricone’s Gestazhe/Totem Secundo.

In The Wire 159, May 1997, Russell Lack’s Primer gets to grips with the iconoclastic film music of Morricone.

In The Wire 259, September 2005, a new compilation of Ennio Morricone’s less familiar soundtracks – culled from his most prolific and twisted period in the early 1970s – is murderously brilliant, said Ken Hollings.