Instrumental music for a show about bullying
June 29, 2016 11:35 AM   Subscribe

Hi all -- I'm putting together a radio programme about bullies and am looking for instrumental music to use in between the interviews -- somewhat creepy and menacing but not too melodramatic, if that makes sense. Any (and all) suggestions are welcome. Thank you for your help.
posted by DougieGee to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Requiem for a Dream.
posted by The Deej at 11:40 AM on June 29, 2016

posted by jonathanbell at 11:55 AM on June 29, 2016 [3 favorites]

Neil Young's instrumental soundtrack to the movie Dead Man.
posted by tomjoadsghost at 12:31 PM on June 29, 2016

Parts of Carmina Burana would be excellent.
posted by taff at 2:55 PM on June 29, 2016

Seconding Mogwai. Other post rock to check out: Explosions in the Sky (especially their newest album seems fitting for this project), This Will Destroy You, possibly Caspian.
posted by sacrifix at 3:39 PM on June 29, 2016

David Shire's soundtrack from The Conversation could be suitable. Also on Spotify and iTunes etc.

Some examples:

Amy's Theme
Main Theme
Whatever Was Arranged

(Looking at comments on youtube, it seems to get used on shows like Radiolab and This American Life a lot, if that has any weight or bearing).
posted by rollick at 4:17 PM on June 29, 2016

Maybe something from the Jerry Goldsmith score for the John Landis segment of "Twilight Zone - The Movie." There are really active intense parts which might cross your line for melodrama, but there are also slower tension-building parts.
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 7:57 PM on June 29, 2016

Michael Oldfield's Tubular Bells.
posted by Bruce H. at 9:04 PM on June 29, 2016 [1 favorite]

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