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    curlytoot reacted to Amer in The Song " Dialogue from Close Encounters"   
    Technically It may be inferred as a 'song'. Remember the scene in the film when we hear the sadhus 'singing' in the Dharamsala scene in CE3K.  I see The Conversation is actually a 'duet' between the aliens and humans, 
     
     
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    curlytoot reacted to Naïve Old Fart in The Song " Dialogue from Close Encounters"   
    This is really getting on my tits. "Not song" this, "not song" that. Who the hell cares? The guy joined 11 hours ago, so can we cut him some slack, for f**k's sake?
    What are we, the song police?!
    Cues are often referred to a songs. We should be celebrating a new member, not criticizing them right out of the gate.
     
    As to what synthesizer it is; find out when it was recorded (1991?) then research what synths were popular, back then (DX7, maybe?).
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    curlytoot reacted to Will in The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration Part III CD & DVD (And Ultimate Collection CD / VINYL box set)   
    I watched the documentary several days ago. I really loved it. Sure it told all the same old stories, but they do always add a couple little details that I hadn't heard before. Plus I just love seeing JW and Spielberg rave about one another. Perhaps because it's a departure from all the cynicism of politics and such. Just so optimistic, joyful, and wonderful to see two vibrant personalities like that together, having a good time.
     
    I love the sense of place Bouzareau establishes right from the start with the opening shots of Royce Hall. It's really the next best thing to actually being there for those two days. It's so rare to get this much high quality video of JW conducting.
     
    Perhaps my only complaint would be that I wish we'd gotten to see him conduct longer bits of the works. However, I'm still very glad we got this and I thought it was very well produced. Didn't want it to end!
     
    In terms of the CDs, I've heard assorted bits of the first two in the past but never owned them, so I'm listening to them straight through right now. I'd never ever heard Always, for example, so it was good I was introduced to that, and there were several other scores that I had barely heard that I'm getting re-introduced to. It's great. A mix between discovery and a lovely walk down memory lane of some of my early JW favorites.
     
    A moment I really fell in love with while listening was this (among others in the piece!), from a piece I don't believe I'd ever heard before:
     
     
    Talk about kickass! 
     
    (actually, this is Williams, right? - I did notice that some excerpts used aren't him, such as the Rakes of Mallow and Hooray for Hollywood)
     
    I love "The Adventures of Mutt" by the way. So fun and energetic, even at this album's tempo. 
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    curlytoot reacted to Jay in The Song " Dialogue from Close Encounters"   
    Welcome to the board, @davidelange832!
     
    Please note that we don't refer to film music compositions as "songs"; They are tracks or cues or pieces or compositions. 
     
    And I'm afraid I don't know the answer to your question.
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    curlytoot reacted to Miguel Andrade in The Song " Dialogue from Close Encounters"   
    Not a song, but anyway... if memory serves, mostly woodwinds and brass, with some synth effects applied to give the other-worldish feel to it.
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    curlytoot got a reaction from DarthDementous in Michael Giacchino's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) - 2022 Expanded Edition now available   
    I always thought this bit sounded familiar...
     
     
    Check out the similarities in the string lines' rhythm and contour. Am I going crazy?!
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    curlytoot reacted to customdesignguy in What are your favorite scores by JW? Song within that score?   
    What are your favorite John William scores?  Which track (piece) is your favorite on the score?
    I absolutely love "Rey's Theme (The Scavenger)" from The Force Awakens!  Great soundtrack - can't wait for episode 8!
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    curlytoot reacted to customdesignguy in What are your favorite scores by JW? Song within that score?   
    I understand completely.  I love when themes come up out of nowhere and give you goosebumps...  Chills created by JW's scores is what I live for.
     
     
    But the definition of a "song" is poetry and JW's music are poetry for the ears of what is being seen by the eyes.  So, yeah. lol
    I have to say right now I'm really into "Rey's Theme" for The Force Awakens.  It all depends on my mood.  I'm studying and writing a paper now so "Rey's Theme" has got me in the working mood. :-)
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    curlytoot reacted to Wojo in Lights, Camera... Music! Six Decades of John Williams -- Keith Lockhart conducted CD of rarities   
    "55 years of material from John's six decades as a film composer" 
     
    60 minus 55 = 5 years not represented. Why? Which five years don't they like? 
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    curlytoot reacted to Will in Michael Giacchino's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) - 2022 Expanded Edition now available   
    A pretty great unreleased cue that I remembered from the film has been posted on YouTube:
     
     
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    curlytoot reacted to crumbs in Spotify Says Cantina Band is Australia's #1 Sex Track   
    It's nothing compared to maintaining the tempo of Rescue from Cloud City's string ostinato.
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    curlytoot reacted to BuzzLightyear in The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration Part III CD & DVD (And Ultimate Collection CD / VINYL box set)   
    I would like to hear an concert arrangement of the Love Theme from Temple Of Doom on the 4th Spielberg/Williams Collection.
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    curlytoot reacted to Max in The Official Michael Giacchino Thread   
    I'm not sure if this deserves its own thread or not, but Sky High is finally getting a release from Intrada.
     
    Track List:

    01. Sky High Opening (4:48)
    02. Trouble Downtown (0:46)
    03. Next Stop… Sky High (1:35)
    04. Round-Up (0:36)
    05. Welcome To Sky High (1:11)
    06. Power Placement (Brandon Christy/Michael Giacchino) (2:31)
    07. Still Looking/Stare Down (0:28)
    08. Lollipopless/The Secret Sanctum (3:55)
    09. Medulla All Blown-Uppa/I’m A Sidekick (1:41)
    10. Vat’s An Idea!/Respect The Hat (1:14)
    11. Cafeteria Brawl/Proud Papa (3:34)
    12. Movin’ On Up (0:34)
    13. A Friendly Wave (0:33)
    14. Sidekicked Out (0:52)
    15. Save The Citizen And Private Tutor (Michael Giacchino/Kevin Riepl/Chris Tilton) (4:04)
    16. Kiss Of Death (0:56)
    17. Homecoming News/Makeout Sanctum (1:28)
    18. Keeping Promises (0:42)
    19. She’s Totally Into You (0:37)
    20. Gotta Get To Sky High (1:23)
    21. Pacified (3:41)
    22. Fighting Back (1:24)
    23. Royal Pain Is Monologuing (4:38)
    24. That Could’ve Been Messy (3:03)
    25. You Saved Sky High (1:14)
    26. Sky High End Credits (2:02)
          Time: 49:50
     
    The Extras (Additional Cues)
    27. Bus Away (0:10)
    28. Power Placement – Coda (Brandon Christy/Michael Giacchino)* (0:08)
    29. Starting With You (0:10)
    30. A Friendly Wave (Alternate Take)* (0:32)
          Extras Time: 1:04
     
    Total Time: 51:10
     
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    curlytoot reacted to Leandro Gardini in The John Williams Compositional Techniques blog   
    Hello everybody,
    I am a Brazilian film composer and admirer of Jonh's music. I am proud to be here among you and to release my new blog in such a forum.
    During the past few years I have been studing the compositions of the man which I consider the best film composer of all times.
    As a result I have gained some knowledge and skills which I beleive should be explored as a resource for others, and, thinking about this, I decided to write a book which I call The John Williams Compositional Techniques.
    This book is a dream that is becoming true as the project progress towards the many ideas I have been given by the people interested in learning more about Jonh's ability to compose.
    Today, besides the book, I am preparing a series of lectures as well and for a good start, I decided to put available part of the book in my new blog.
    In the next few weeks I will be posting once a week something interesting about the book. Mostly they will be exercices and analisys about short fragments of the best scores the composer has written.
    The first two exercises can be seen here:
    Creation of Texture 1
    Creation of Texture 2
    For more details about how they were created and stay updated please visit:
    http://www.leandrogardini.com/blog

    Please let me know your requests and opinion about this project.

    Thank you for you support!
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    curlytoot reacted to Leandro Gardini in The John Williams Compositional Techniques blog   
    The second article has been posted in the blog.
    This week I've analyzed one famous Star Wars battle between Obi Wan and Jango Fett.
    Using many of the John Williams action cue techniques described in the book, the Creation of Texture exercise has been applied to the actual movie scene.
    To have access to the full explanation click in the link below:
    https://www.leandrogardini.com/single-post/2017/01/20/Creation-of-Texture-Part-II---Applied-to-Scene
     
    Video:
     
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    curlytoot reacted to Leandro Gardini in The John Williams Compositional Techniques blog   
    A new article has just been posted on The John Williams Compositional Techniques.
    This week we are going to discuss some aspects of how to compose ala Jurassic Park style and apply them to an scene.
    Enjoy: https://www.leandrogardini.com/single-post/2017/01/27/Scoring-in-Jurassic-Park-Style-1
    Thank you!
    The scene:
    The video score:
     
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    curlytoot reacted to Leandro Gardini in The John Williams Compositional Techniques blog   
    The fourth article has been released in the blog.
    This time the subject is the John Williams harmonic language.

    "One of the main aspects that defines the personal style of a composer is his harmonic language. Many composers in the history have used certain kinds of harmonies and, in many cases, even sequence of chords." cont...

    https://www.leandrogardini.com/single-post/2017/02/04/The-John-Williams-Harmonic-Language
     
    Video:
     
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    curlytoot reacted to Will in New Williams fanfare at presidential inauguration?   
    Yeah it certainly sounds very Williams-y. I don't know music theory but it still seems to have a lot of his style. 
     
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    Here's something interesting. I searched for and found another of the anonymous Army Herald Trumpet fanfares. It's a little difficult to hear, but it sounds a little less Williams-y (which probably decreases the chance of the other one being Williams).
     
    Listen here:
     
     
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    curlytoot reacted to karelm in Michael Giacchino's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) - 2022 Expanded Edition now available   
    Uh, no!  Gia is doing a mediant major 3rd harmonic interval (sci-fi staple).  G minor -> B minor.  In G minor, the 3rd is B flat so with Gia it is a major 3rd interval.  I say it is effective and it works, but it is all over sci fi and fantasy.  Frequently used in Lord of the Rings and Star Treks regardless of the composer.  This can be considered a cliche.  In Imperial March, the harmony is G minor to a flat six (e flat minor) with an A. In E flat minor, the A should be A flat, but JW uses a raised fourth(A natural) to give it a very dissonant color against the B flat.  There are similarities between what Gia and JW did but quite a few differences to say he "hid" the march in "hope".  I think a more accurate description would be to say that Gia lived in the Star Wars soundverse and incorporated sonic elements in to his score.
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    curlytoot reacted to Alex in Michael Giacchino's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) - 2022 Expanded Edition now available   
    I was indifferent towards this score at first but it really has started to grow on me.
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    curlytoot reacted to Jilal in Williams Conducts at Shoah Foundation Hobson/Lucas Gala (12/8/16)   
    2:57 - "So Mr Williams, after that song just played (...)"
     
    What a disgrace!
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    curlytoot reacted to Will Tasker in Why don't John Williams' orchestrators get credited in the soundtrack releases?   
    Let's not forget some things. Firstly, John was disrespected by a name orchestra (Boston Symphony?) and he literally folded up his conductors sheet and walked off stage during practice. He's just as human as the next person, so he has his moments as do we all. (I am reminded of what Mr Rogers said: that no one can tell a phony as well as a child can. Having seen Williams my entire life, I can safely say that the "wise old gentle grandfather" thing isn't an act.)
     
    Secondly, an interview a few years back with the former Timpani player on the LSO described John Williams as "a steel fist inside a velvet glove". Meaning the man is entirely professional and expects the best from his others when it comes to the work. It's an ethic that came from his parents generation, who struggled to make ends meet through the Great Depression and never turned down work (though this is more exemplified by Jerry Goldsmith.)
     
     
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    curlytoot reacted to #SnowyVernalSpringsEternal in Why don't John Williams' orchestrators get credited in the soundtrack releases?   
    We can safely bet Conrad has referenced Williams (accidentally or not) far more after that Williams has referenced Conrad.
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    curlytoot reacted to Mr. Breathmask in Michael Giacchino's LOST (2004-2010) - live concert tour in 2024   
    Giacchino was on fire when he was writing Lost. It has some of the best musical writing in television and he handles all the thematic material beautifully. Great scoring.
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    curlytoot reacted to Jay in Michael Giacchino's LOST (2004-2010) - live concert tour in 2024   
    Should be all appearances, unless I missed any
     
     
     
     
     
    Hey that''s pretty cool!
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