This scene, and every other bit of Requiem for a Dream that included this music, just floors me every time I hear it, and I'm not the only one. I'm not a big fan of making absolute statements about movies, but I've never heard anything even half as powerful as what the Kronos Quartet recorded for this film. It is, quite simply, the best.
Since Requiem, I've tried to keep an eye on what they're up to, and since a new concert review just popped up over at Variety, I thought I'd share the info with you folks. Kronos is currently on a "Nunavut" tour, which has them teaming their music with an Inuit throat singer, Tanya Tagaq. But it's not only interesting and experimental sounds. The review says that Tagaq's collaboration with each Kronos member during her piece was "like a musical gangbang." It sounds super-cool and now I'm itching to see it. If you want to learn more about the collaboration, head after the jump for a video that reveals how it came to be. And if you were fortunate enough to see the show already -- comment below and tell us about it!