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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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:
  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!
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