Subtle creepy strings.
September 6, 2012 5:44 PM Subscribe
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posted by lazaruslong to media & arts (23 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Here's the scenario: Some friends are doing a performance art piece, and have requested that I put together a 3-hour playlist of music as background for the piece. There's no speech in the piece, so the music will be the main audio component.
The direction I have is "classical, but tension / creepy / dissonant in a subdued way". My first thinking was something along the lines of Shostakovich Symphony No. 7 in C Major. That overall major tonality with the creepy diabolical carnival vibe slowly developing underneath. The thing is, that symphony to my memory isn't the most...background of tempos / volumes / tambres. Might be a touch aggressive, especially the March of the Fascists movement thingy with the fife-and-drum.
Recommendations on (public domain) classical pieces in this theme would be just lovely! I'm fine with chopping up movements for only the adagios or whatevs, just need some good starting places. Thanks!!