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Simon R.

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    Simon R. reacted to Arpy in First clip from Rise of Skywalker - New music!   
    /s /s /s /s  
     
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    Simon R. reacted to Jay in First clip from Rise of Skywalker - New music!   
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    Simon R. reacted to Bryant Burnette in ACROSS THE STARS - Williams / Mutter collaboration album   
    I mean, I don't play, so take the opinion for it's worth.  It just sounds second-rate to my ears.  Like she's almost missing notes or something every so often.
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    Simon R. got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in ACROSS THE STARS - Williams / Mutter collaboration album   
    That works much better. So it isn't about her timbre/playing style in general. It just sounds wrong, feeble and indelicate on "Across the stars". This recording sounds much better, as does Mutter's performance. So I take it back, depending on the material, I could probably like her
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    Simon R. got a reaction from Falstaft in ACROSS THE STARS - Williams / Mutter collaboration album   
    That works much better. So it isn't about her timbre/playing style in general. It just sounds wrong, feeble and indelicate on "Across the stars". This recording sounds much better, as does Mutter's performance. So I take it back, depending on the material, I could probably like her
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    Simon R. got a reaction from Bryant Burnette in ACROSS THE STARS - Williams / Mutter collaboration album   
    Sounds pretty dreadful, that "Across the Stars" violin performance. I guess I just discovered I don't like Mutter's timbre/playing style.
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    Simon R. got a reaction from Sibelius6 in ACROSS THE STARS - Williams / Mutter collaboration album   
    Sounds pretty dreadful, that "Across the Stars" violin performance. I guess I just discovered I don't like Mutter's timbre/playing style.
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    Simon R. got a reaction from Falstaft in ACROSS THE STARS - Williams / Mutter collaboration album   
    Sounds pretty dreadful, that "Across the Stars" violin performance. I guess I just discovered I don't like Mutter's timbre/playing style.
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    Simon R. got a reaction from Jack in 'A Celebration of John Williams in Concert' - Royal Albert Hall, October 26, 2018 (CONDUCTED BY DIRK BROSSÉ)   
    You don't get hospitalized immediately for a "routine illness". And you don't cancel events almost two weeks out. I don't buy it. I hope Williams will be OK but I wouldn't be surprised if he isn't. 
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    Simon R. reacted to bollemanneke in 'A Celebration of John Williams in Concert' - Royal Albert Hall, October 26, 2018 (CONDUCTED BY DIRK BROSSÉ)   
    Yeah, and nothing will soothe back problems like another good long flight to LA.
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    Simon R. got a reaction from bollemanneke in 'A Celebration of John Williams in Concert' - Royal Albert Hall, October 26, 2018 (CONDUCTED BY DIRK BROSSÉ)   
    You don't get hospitalized immediately for a "routine illness". And you don't cancel events almost two weeks out. I don't buy it. I hope Williams will be OK but I wouldn't be surprised if he isn't. 
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    Simon R. got a reaction from Will in Alan Silvestri replaces John Williams for READY PLAYER ONE   
    Of course he couldn't. You think he'd be able to write a great pop smash hit too, just because he has 6 decades of 99.9% symphonic writing under his belt?
     
    An electronic score requires a totally different foundation based in synth programming/synth production knowledge. Unless you consider Presumed Innocent and A.I.'s use of synth good by any standard - if that is the case, by all means, Williams can pull it off. Those are not my definition of synth scores, it's more or less synths adding a little flavour of a more or less successful kind. But a modern, REALLY synth based score... No.
     
    I am sure that nobody would ever tell Williams to write a synth based score.
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    Simon R. got a reaction from Sibelius6 in Force Awakens ABC TV Spot - CONFIRMED premiere of Williams' score!   
    Seriously, I don't know what happened here! I clicked the link on the front page, and the first time it played something different. Or I f*cked up and clicked something wrong... Because it played a trailer and a track that started with some celeste glissandos and a french horn solo.
    Now I clicked (again) and I hear what you are hearing. Doesn't sound sampled and could very well be Williams. I actually think it is. Especially that last flute note/harmonic shift sound very Williams - and the high strings ostinatos.
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    Simon R. got a reaction from Sibelius6 in The Force Awakens final trailer MUSIC discussion   
    And my theory is that Williams had nothing to do with this trailer at all. He probably didn't even watch it yet. You're laying way too much power in the hands of the composer. Williams is not the producer or the director of this. He doesn't call the shots. I doubt they even asked for his opinion about this trailer. This is the marketing department at work, mostly. They frankly don't even care who does the music or how it was done, as long as they think it works.
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    Simon R. got a reaction from DaveOlden in The BFG FILM Discussion   
    If the score is another Hook I am all for it.
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    Simon R. got a reaction from Once in The BFG FILM Discussion   
    If the score is another Hook I am all for it.
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    Simon R. got a reaction from Quintus in The Book Thief score nominated for a BAFTA   
    I think Gravity had a great score. Well deserved nomination. Not great as a listening experience of course, but it really gave the film tension and in a pretty original way. Afterall, scoring a film is not about making great music, but making great music for the film.
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    Simon R. got a reaction from Koray Savas in The Book Thief score nominated for a BAFTA   
    The problem I think is that it seems everybody here (and not just here) think that you can just slam a great John Williams score on any movie, and the movie + the score will be great.
    That's just not how it works. Different movies need differente composers + musical approaches -- and just because the movie doesn't sport a thematic John Williams (or alike) score doesn't mean the score can't be great for/in the movie. I am all for John Williams, I love his music and he has been a big inspiration but I also realize there are other paths to follow.
    Sorry for being kinda OT BTW - congrats on Williams' nomination here. It's a great score too for sure.
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