You probably remember “The Neverending Story” from childhood–you know, the movie about the kid who reads a book and winds up with a magical horse, a talking dog, and all kinds of other creepy-in-retrospect stuff. You probably also, if you claim to love dance music, know to name-check the legendary Giorgio Moroder. He’s the adorable Italian man who crafted basically all of Donna Summer’s big hits (“Hot Stuff,” “I Feel Love,” nearly everything else) and gave a slinky synth-pop sound to everyone from David Bowie to Berlin to Blondie. He’s also a man enjoying a renaissance right now thanks to his work on Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories,” for which he scored a Grammy this year.
And, now, here’s where it all ties together–Moroder also wrote that unforgettable “Neverending Story” theme song. So naturally, when we met up with him at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago last month, we had to pepper him with questions all about that. Who could forget working with singer Limahl and his fabulous hair? Not Giorgio, that’s who.
Shot by Romina Puga
Edited by Jesse Swinger