Co-presented with Cinema Project

Erik Bünger takes listeners on a journey through the world of film scores, during which the artist explores the ghost-like and infectious nature of film music and its influence on contemporary popular culture and the cultural psyche. The starting point is a childhood memory of his father playing the Harry Lime theme from The Third Man. After describing the scene, Bünger examines the influence of film music as evidenced in countless references in the history of film and popular culture. The scope of examples ranges from the music in George Romero’s zombie classic Dawn of the Dead to the performance of the Von Trapp children in The Sound of Music.

The Third Man is a coproduction with the Impakt Foundation, Utrecht in the framework of Impakt Works 2010, and has been made possible with the support of the City of Utrecht; the Mondrian Foundation.