After playing the role of a conductor in upcoming film Tar, Cate Blanchett discusses how music has informed her life and her work in a Gramophone Magazine interview. In the interview, she references Polish composer Henryk Górecki:
“I think about Death and the Maiden a lot. The music of Górecki too. During the making of this film – and this was something I hadn’t ever done before – I thought I wanted to have music in my head the whole time, so when people were talking to me I had an earpiece in where I would just have various pieces of music playing. And Todd [Field, Tár’s writer and director] kept referring to a piece of Górecki’s that he called the ‘Tár march’ – a particular rhythm that he wanted her to walk to.”
This article originally appeared in the 2022 edition of Gramophone Magazine.