Choral group in Werner Herzog films
March 13, 2012 9:17 PM   Subscribe

Maybe my favorite aspect of Werner Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World is the soundtrack, specifically whatever choral group is singing through out the film. For some reason I can't find information on who they are, and it doesn't appear that soundtracks were released. Anybody know who this group is and where I can find their music? I believe he used them in Cave of Forgotten Dreams as well.
posted by Corduroy to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: IMDB lists the Nederlands Kamerkoor as musicians (under "full cast and crew") for Cave of Forgotten Dreams. Searching indicates "Kamerkoor" = Chamber Choir. Nederlands Kamerkoor website.
posted by LobsterMitten at 9:26 PM on March 13, 2012 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thanks, LobsterMitten! That appears to be the group (sadly they only seem to sell 20 Euro CD's instead of mp3 downloads...). Although the second song on this page is pretty much what I love about them, if anyone has anymore suggestions!
posted by Corduroy at 10:15 PM on March 13, 2012

Ah, great, glad to hear it!
posted by LobsterMitten at 10:29 PM on March 13, 2012

Response by poster: Thanks b1tr0t, downloading at this very moment!
posted by Corduroy at 10:49 PM on March 13, 2012

In Wild Blue Yonder and White Diamond, Herzog used a Senegalese singer and a group of Sardinians to similar effect. In fact, Herzog was recently at the Brooklyn Academy of Music talking about the scores to those and other movies of his. Great discussion. You might be able to find a video of it online.
posted by lunalaguna at 3:40 PM on March 14, 2012

not the same, but if you're looking for interesting choral music, check out the Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir, or choral groups performing their work.
posted by dubold at 1:39 AM on March 15, 2012

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