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Kurt Stenzel
Kurt Stenzel, present day. Courtesy of the artist.
Kurt Stenzel
Alejandro Jodorowsky, circa 1970s. Courtesy of The City Film, LLC.
Kurt Stenzel
Sardaukar, circa 1970s. Courtesy of The City Film, LLC.
Kurt Stenzel
David Carradine, Alejandro Jodorowsky and unknown, circa 1970s. Courtesy of The City Film, LLC.
Kurt Stenzel
Alejandro Jodorowsky, Sardaukar and Jean Moebius Giraud, circa 1970s. Courtesy of The City Film, LLC.
Kurt Stenzel
Alejandro Jodorowsky and 'Jodorowsky's Dune' director Frank Pavich. Courtesy of the artist. Courtesy of The City Film, LLC.
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I started working on the score to JODOROWSKY’S DUNE...

I started working on the score to JODOROWSKY’S DUNE in 2011. Frank Pavich and I have known each other for many years–we grew up in the same part of Queens.
As a kid, he bought a demo tape of my hardcore band at a local record store. Years later,…

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I started working on the score to JODOROWSKY’S DUNE in 2011. Frank Pavich and I have known each other for many years–we grew up in the same part of Queens.
As a kid, he bought a demo tape of my hardcore band at a local record store. Years later, he called me out of the blue with this wild tale.
I’m a huge fan of Jodorowsky, but I’d never heard the backstory on Dune. Frank told me about the documentary and described the kind of soundtrack he was after.
It wasn’t even a question… It was a slow process because, at one point, the entire film was reimagined, and they went in a different direction.
I already had a lot of library music from many years of strange experiments.
When Frank started to ask for certain ideas, I’d pull something from the library to use as a placeholder, and sometimes that would become the keeper:
“Let’s use that; it really has the feel.” Listening to Jodo’s narration–his voice is actually the main musical instrument on the soundtrack–
was almost like hypnosis, like going to the guru every night. I was able to express a lot just by putting little nuances underneath his words and channeling
whatever music I felt like doing, and Frank’s team edited it and got it to fit. It was a lucky and genuine collaboration, very heartfelt and easy.

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