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Diamanda Galás

Raised in San Diego, California, Galás was born to Greek Orthodox parents, who always encouraged her gift for piano. Galás studied a wide range of musical forms, as well as visual-art performance, and then moved to to Europe where she made her performance debut at the Festival d'Avignon in France in 1979, performing the lead in the opera, "Un Jour ... See full bio »
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 2011 Orson Welles's the Other Side of the Wind: A Film by Orson Welles (Short) (performer: "All the Way", "Vena Cava") / (writer: "Vena Cava")
 2000 Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (performer: "The Lord Is My Shepherd") / (writer: "The Lord Is My Shepherd")
 2000/I Paranoid (lyrics: "Let My People Go") / (writer: "Let My People Go")
 1995 Lord of Illusions (performer: "Dancing in the Dark")
 1994 Natural Born Killers (arranger: "The Lord Is My Shepherd") / (performer: "I Put a Spell on You", "Judgement Day", "Vena Cava", "The Lord Is My Shepherd") / (writer: "Judgement Day", "Vena Cava")
 1992 Dracula (performer: "Exeloume" - as Diamanda Galàs) / (writer: "Exeloume" - as Diamanda Galàs)
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 2013 The Conjuring (featured vocals)
 2005 The Ring Two (vocal improvisation)
 1995 Lord of Illusions (vocal improvisation)
 1992 Dracula (special vocal performances - as Diamanda Galàs)
 1990 Silence = Death (Documentary) (composer: song "This is the Law of the Plaque")
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 2013/I Ruins (Documentary) (music composed by)
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 1988 The Serpent and the Rainbow
Voices of the Dead (voice)
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 2012 The Debridement of Rome (Short) (acknowledgment)
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 2004 Human Nature (TV Movie documentary)
 2001 Screamin' Jay Hawkins: I Put a Spell on Me (Documentary)
 1990 IDn3 (Documentary)
 1990 Positive (Documentary)

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In 1982, she released a dramatic (and quite terrifying) rendition of Charles Baudelaire's infamous poem "Les Litanies de Satan (The Litanies of Satan)" in the original French language. The recording included her performance work "Wild Women with Steak-Knives (The Homicidal Love Song For Solo Scream)". See more »


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