Magazine article Artforum International

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Magazine article Artforum International

Charlotte Gainsbourg

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CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG IS A SIGNER AND ACTRESS. HER NEWEST ALBUM, IRM, WILL BE RELEASED IMTHE US IN JANUARY ON BECAUSE/ELEKTRA. SHE RECENTLY WON THE BEST ACTRESS AWARD AT THE CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR HER PERFORMANCE IN LARS VON TRIER'S ANTICHRIST. (SEE CONTRIBUTORS.)

1 Beck's website (www.beck.com) An ingenious musical scene: ever-changing and inspired, mixing artwork, sound, covers, and interviews that display the playfulness and free eclecticism of the artist's mind.

2 Thorn Yorke. 'Hearing Damage" (ChopShop/Atlantic) I look out for anything Yorke does--for example, his song for the original sound track of the most recent Twilight movie (New Moon, 2009), "Hearing Damage."

3 Sound track for The Third Man (Silva, 2003) A film I love. A voyage in time. The music gave the 1949 film its original and unforgettable tune; its zithered tones haunt me to this day.

4 The Dead Weather. video for "Treat Me like Your Mother,'' directed by Jonathan Glazer Bold, beautiful, politically incorrect. Guns and cigarettes.

5 Animal Collective, Merriweather Post Pavilion (Domino) I discovered them through a sound engineer. I admire the experimental tone, the freedom of their structure, their creativity. …

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