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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18

      Hello!

      For those who may not know, JWFan relies entirely on donations to keep running.  Donations pay for our server bills, as well as keeping our domain and Invision Powerboard fees.
      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.

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  1. Some of you in the Los Angeles area might be interested in attending this concert of the Pacific Symphony conducted by Andre Previn October 19-21, 2017 PREVIN: Almost an Overture (West Coast premiere) MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 9, K. 271 RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2 https://www.pacificsymphony.org/tickets/concert/mozart_rachmaninoff/15742 Andre Previn is one of JW's oldest friends and the one who suggested the use of the London Symphony Orchestra for Star Wars. Previn was music director of the LSO at the time and JW and he were old friends & colleagues from the early studio days. Legend has it that Previn tried to get JW to ditch film music and become a "serious composer and concert conductor". Previn himself wrote over 50 film scores and earned four oscars for these scores before becoming an acclaimed full time concert composer and conductor. These days, the 87 year old Previn is quite frail and mostly wheelchair bound so this might be one of our last opportunities to see him in concert and also features a west coast premiere of an overture of his.
  2. Not sure if this has been posted yet but here is a four part documentary about Alexander (Sandy) Courage who wrote the original Star Trek tv theme along with much else. It is hosted by John Williams:
  3. Me

    I guess I never did one of these intro thingies. Uuuummm, hhhmmm, I'm Wael. Some of you know me from before when I was here years ago causing panic in some people. I live in LA. I'm a composer. Have four dogs, a cat, a horse, reef tanks. I'm borderline Shy/Wild.... No wait, that's the wrong forum. Anyway, Hello. If anyone wants to listen to what I have written and recorded with orchestras here you go www.soundcloud.com/waelbinalimusic www.facebook.com/waelbinalimusic or just google Wael Binali and there are vids of orchestras recording and playing my pieces in concert on youtube as well. Otherwise, where is the CD to episode 8 already?!?!?!?!
  4. I really want to become a composer in the future but I have no idea what to study or how to get started. I would also like to know if there are any places that I should go to that would give me a good chance at becoming one. If there are any composers here please share some tips. I would much appreciate it. FYI my favorite score is his harry potter score.
  5. It's getting tiring to read all the bashing intertwined with every Giacchino thread, specially new scores. One likes to look for news about them when new posts arise, but more than half the times it's just bashing. So please feel free to write your thoughts here, and lets leave the other threads to their true topics. Tanks a lot!
  6. While I do not often have time to hang around on this forum anymore, I do have something very special to share with you today. This is the music to an indie computer game that I am involved in making. The composer has been very kind to allow me to repost this for promotional purposes. He would also very much appreciate any feedback you can give him, as this is still in development. So please give this a listen and post here your thoughts! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Hearts of Oak: Conquest of the Seas" is a non-commercial PC game that is to become the historical seafaring game to end them all! Fun, realistic gameplay on land and at sea, set during the Age of Sail, will provide extensive free play, exciting scripted storylines and intense multiplayer scenarios. Our goal is to allow anyone interested in the era to be able to live their dream! More information, screenshots and video material on our official IndieDB Profile. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The intention with the music is obviously to be appropriate for the time period, but also be fun, original and adventurous like the seafaring film music of old. THEME SUGGESTIONS: - Hearts Of Oak (finished) - Post Captain's Lullaby (finished - rough mix) - Note: This is based on an actual unnamed period melody ATMOSPHERIC PIECES: (background/menu/calm seas/nighttime) - Susanne's Lullaby (sketch) - Land Of Hope (sketch) TAVERN PIECES: (may be used for towns and below deck as well) - Rum Bonfire (sketch - people noise is just for effect, and will not stay) CHASE/BATTLE PREPARATIONS PIECES: - Hoist The Flags! (sketch) BATTLE THEMES: - Mano Y Mano (part 2) (sketch - the piece will have other arrangements) COPYRIGHTS All of the above creations are the property of D'laymusic - Norway, and Christian "Flannery" Tornholm-Lehn - and are protected under copyright law, and if violated might lead to legal persecutions!
  7. Favorite John Williams Influence?

    John Williams has a lot of influences, almost too many to take in at once. This thread then is really about appreciating some of the composers who came before him. The question I have for you is not "who were Williams' influences?" but "who of any of Williams's influences seems to lend to what you most love about him?" Who's that composer who, in a way, inspired you through Williams' music? If you're not sure how to answer, name as many as you'd like, but try to narrow it down to what styles from which composers might it be you love so much
  8. Hello from Poland :)

    Greetings from Poland I'm a huge fan of John Williams works since I was a child. Probably the first track i heard was from star wars. Then i started to listen everything what JW accomplished. Awesome work. I love his orchestration and way he feels the music. It's hardly even to choose the best soundtracks but my favourite ones are : Jurrasic Park, Star Wars, Empire of The Sun, Munich. I'm a webdeveloper but I've always wanted to be a film music composer as I'm involved into music since my early ages. Maybe it will happen someday hehe In my signature you can find my current music works. Not much yet but you can check if you want Anyways, Great to be here. I'm gonna spent some time now browsing the current board to see what we have here