Angelo Daniel Badalamenti was an American composer and arranger best known for his work in composing for films. He is best known for his acclaimed collaborations with director David Lynch, notably the scores for Blue Velvet , the Twin Peaks television series , The Straight Story , and Mulholland Drive .Badalamenti also composed scores for such films as National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation , The City of Lost Children , Holy Smoke! , and A Very Long Engagement . He also recorded songs with artists including Julee Cruise , Nina Simone, Shirley Bassey, Pet Shop Boys, Dusty Springfield, Marianne Faithfull, David Bowie, Tim Booth, Siouxsie Sioux and Dolores O’Riordan. In 1990, Badalamenti received the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for his “Twin Peaks Theme” at the 32nd Annual Grammy Awards. Badalamenti received a lifetime achievement award from the World Soundtrack Awards’s Academy in 2008 and the Henry Mancini Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers in 2011.
Blue Velvet (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Angelo Badalamenti
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me by Angelo Badalamenti