The "musical saw" is on the soundtrack to "The Jinx"


If you've been watching The Jinx, HBO's documentary miniseries on Robert Durst, that eerie, ethereal music occasionally in the background is the musical saw, played by Natalia Paruz, NYC's "saw lady."

You can hear a bit of it in that clip, beginning around 0:09. My wife, the TV critic Emily Nussbaum, originally thought it was the theremin:

But Paruz tweeted back to say that, nope, that it was her — and that the director had specifically asked for that instrument:

Paruz was namechecked in January on Boing Boing, but it's worth checking out all her music, which is as lovely as strange as you'd imagine. Plus, that album title!