The Music Changed Everything: A Film Critic On 2001: A Space Odyssey With The New York Philharmonic

Richard Brody: “Kubrick’s movie, which I hadn’t seen since college and always recalled with slight derision for its dated paranoid bombast, came to immediate life … It was the music that effected this change, starting with the excerpt from Ligeti’s Atmosphères. Employed as an overture, it immediately sets a very high bar for the artistic originality required for the movie not to wither and shrink from the screen in full public view.”