Tilda Swinton was a Guest DJ on LA public radio station KCRW, and you can listen to her entire set here.
“Well, it’s a tough one to ask for only five pieces of music, so I was figuring, what are my internal soundtracks, particularly when working,” Swinton said on air. So what made up said internal soundtrack? David Bowie, Barry White, Bjork, Marilyn Manson and John C. Reilly in character as Dewey Cox. Quite the quintet.
Tilda discussed the power of music, saying “like fragrance, music tends to kind of encapsulate a sensory relationship to a time.
“I mean I always find it a strange question, you know, ‘do you like music?’ It’s like saying, ‘do you like oxygen?’ And also the idea of choosing any particular music is very strange to me. I have what they call a catholic taste.”
Find the full 10-minute show– streaming and as a download here. The 5 specific songs are also listed on the next page (but we thought maybe you’d like to be surprised).
Tilda Swinton’s Guest DJ Project Song Picks
“Personal Jesus” – Marilyn Manson
“You’re the First, The Last, My Everything” – Barry White
“Wild is the Wind” – David Bowie
“Mutual Core” – Bjork
“Beautiful Ride” – Dewey Cox (John C Reilly)