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Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Live to Projection Concerts

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Wonder if MM was able to extract the choir from the multi-tracks, while working on the remaster?

 

Worth reminding y'all about the continuing pattern of Williams scores being performed live-to-picture:

  • Home Alone (Matessino Expanded)
  • E.T. (Matessino Expanded)
  • Jurassic Park (Matessino Expanded)
  • Close Encounters (Matessino Expanded)
  • Jaws (Matessino Expanded)
  • Harry Potter I-III
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Star Wars IV-VII (Well, yeah, technically he already expanded IV-VI ;))

It makes sense for Williams' camp to release updated versions of these scores in line with live-to-picture presentations.

 

So it seems an opportunity has gone begging with Potter and Star Wars. Raiders is understandable given the licence situation, and Star Wars is ongoing with new Williams scores in progress (so I can see Disney withholding any ST expansions until they finish the trilogy), but Potter...? Arguably those 3 scores are very recent but we had an A.I. (2001) expansion over 2 years ago and that's from the same studio. 

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Excellent! I was thinking about this possibility after the wonderful screening in 4K I attended the other day. Hard to beat the original performance and the pleasure of watching the film on a giant screen, but an extremely welcome experience nonetheless!

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The World Premiere of CE3K live to projection will take place in Brisbane, Australia on March 24:

 

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WORLD PREMIERE

 

Experience a landmark cinematic event performed with 85-piece orchestra and 60-voice choir.

 

The stars will shine bright on Saturday evening, 24 March 2018, when World Science Festival Brisbane takes the human experience into the realms of science fiction with the world premiere performance of Close Encounters of the Third Kind in Concert.

 

Steven Spielberg’s 1977 masterpiece, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, is widely considered one of the most treasured and influential science fiction films of all time. Nominated for eight Academy Awards® including Best Original Score, Close Encounters of the Third Kind remains as engrossing and inspiring today as it was forty years ago.

 

Now, for the first time, audiences will be able to experience John Williams’ magnificent score conducted by Nicholas Buc and performed in its entirety by the Queensland Festival Philharmonic and accompanied by the Resonance of Birralee choir, live and in sync with this extraordinary film. In a stunning collaboration between World Science Festival Brisbane, Film Concerts Live! and Columbia Pictures, this world premiere performance brings together cinema, science and music in one spectacular evening of extra-terrestrial excitement.

 

 

http://www.worldsciencefestival.com.au/program/events/close-encounters-third-kind-concert/

 

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I sincerely hope that this concert comes to NY (or somewhere reasonably close to the Tri-State area) before 2019. Although, having never been to one, I wonder if the musicians have to conform to the tracked music and edits of the 1998 version

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On 12/31/2017 at 8:36 AM, Ricard said:

Now, for the first time, audiences will be able to experience John Williams’ magnificent score conducted by Nicholas Buc and performed in its entirety by the Queensland Festival Philharmonic and accompanied by the Resonance of Birralee choir, live and in sync with this extraordinary film. 

 

Geez, this Nicholas Buc fellow is everywhere! He's basically conducting every Williams score Australia-wide. Bloody good conductor, too. His interpretation of TFA was sublime.

 

He's also a regular in the Art of the Score podcasts for anyone who listens (basically my new go-to film score podcasts following the apparent demise of SWO).

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4 hours ago, Corellian2019 said:

I wonder if the musicians have to conform to the tracked music and edits of the 1998 version

 

They would, yep.

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