Petra Haden

16Petra Haden Quotes

American Musician born on October 11, 1971,

Petra Haden is an American violinist and singer. She is or has been a member of several bands, including That Dog, Tito & Tarantula, and The Decemberists; has contributed to recordings by The Twilight Singers, Beck, Mike Watt, Luscious Jackson, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Queens of the Stone Age, Weezer, The Rentals, Victoria Williams, Yuka Honda, The Gutter Twins, and Cornelius. She is the daughter of the jazz bassist Charlie Haden; the triplet sister of bassist Rachel Haden and cellist Tanya Haden with whom she has performed as The Haden Triplets; and the sister of bassist-singer Josh Haden, leader of the group Spain... (source)

Old film-noir movies. There's something comforting about watching black-and-white movies, and hearing this kind of music just puts me in a fantasy world. It's a really great escape for me. view quote

I like things that start depressing and dark and end up romantic, and that's what I really loved about 'King Kong.' view quote

That's what I love about those old movies - the music is like a constant companion. Even in scenes that aren't particularly dramatic, like a woman checking her watch, you hear the music as a comment on that action. view quote

I wish I finished music school, because then I feel like I could talk more about the dissonant notes. view quote

I always related my favorite music to the movies. view quote

The bass line is the anchor for me. I started with the bass, and either doubled that and then added the harmonies, or sometimes added my own harmonies that I've always wanted to sing on the song. And then it just went on from there - singing violin parts and trumpet parts and just trying to emulate the sounds of the instruments. view quote

I remember watching Looney Tunes cartoons and having the music stuck in my head. view quote

'The Conversation' was a movie I saw probably for the first time in the early 2000s. I immediately loved the piano and just how simple it is. view quote

When I was recording my first solo album 'Imaginaryland,' I was listening to a lot of movie scores. view quote

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