Underpinned by big, open pulls on the double bass, it’s light and breezy until snares and cymbals swell the music into threatening crescendos reminding us of the danger that lies underneath Travis Bickle’s harmless looking exterior. Each time, the score drops easily back again to a quiet that’s so seductive that we forget how this story ends.
The script comes to life as Bickle interviews for his job at the taxi depot and it’s soon clear that the QX-C centre speaker is not the best match for the set. It sounds more closed-in than the QX-2s. The dialogue is a little muffled and it’s harder to hear the character in the voices.”