Thursday, June 26, 2008

Bebe Barron (1925 - 2008)

Forbidden Planet (1956)

Bebe Barron's last interview in February 2008, talking about Anaïs Nin

Lest we forget... Another electronic music pioneer has passed away: Bebe Barron, who with his husband Louis Barron created the ground-breaking electronic score for the 50s sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet,
died on 20 April.

(The original Star Trek took its cues from Forbidden Planet, which was ambitiously based on Shakespeare's The Tempest; the film also featuring Leslie Nielsen, later best known from The Naked Gun films.)