Jump to content

John Williams to score “Blue Orchestra” Anime (*debunked rumor*)


JohnnyD
 Share

Recommended Posts

6 minutes ago, Not Mr. Big said:

 

I'll take that bet

To be clear, I am agreeing that he will eat his head if this turns out to be real.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, Not Mr. Big said:

I will also take that bet.

And no euphemisms or slang.  I mean his actual head (as in the one with a nose)

 

You're on.  If this turns out to be real and igger6 at least makes a true attempt to eat his own head, I will......

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Is there any chance this is just hype over licensing a DG recording of a Williams piece or something? 

 

If he's composed even a single note of original material, "Dear Basketball" is no longer the most unexpected John Williams commission of all time.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, mrbellamy said:

Is there any chance this is just hype over licensing a DG recording of a Williams piece or something? 

 

If he's composed even a single note of original material, "Dear Basketball" is no longer the most unexpected John Williams commission of all time.

I feel like at most they animated a scene to a Vienna or Berlin track and JW/his team looked at it and gave the OK to use it (which would technically make it a collaboration)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Stu said:

 

You're on.  If this turns out to be real and igger6 at least makes a true attempt to eat his own head, I will......

 

Does biting my lip count?  I did that as a kid!

 

Hat tip: Charles Dickens

 

If I find myself unable to consume my own head, I will at least use what brains I have left to change my avatar to this:

85.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just now, Cerebral Cortex said:

Williams took on Harry Potter because of his grandkids. Now they're probably all teens/young adults obsessing over anime.

This

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, Cerebral Cortex said:

Williams is making a Hail Mary attempt to try to reconnect with his distant weeb grandchildren and show he's still hip by delving into the anime genre. 

 

My sarcasm / satire detectors are still utterly blinkered from the Obi-"Benny"-Wan thread...

 

Is there not a remote possibility (in addition to the licensing angle) that JW is being brought on as a music consultant? Years ago I would have even suggested a guest conductor, but I doubt he'd fly to Japan just for that...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It seems like the manga is about a violinist? They could be tracking in some of the Anne-Sophie Mutter arrangements or even Violin Concerto No. 2 which would be cool. 

 

If he's writing original music for the show maybe this is the next Mutter collab. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, mrbellamy said:

It seems like the manga is about a violinist? They could be tracking in some of the Anne-Sophie Mutter arrangements or even Violin Concerto No. 2 which would be cool. 

 

If he's writing original music for the show maybe this is the next Mutter collab. 

If Williams sees this as something like Disney's Fantasia, then I could see how it would be attractive from a composer's point of view.  It would be cool to have Mutter part of a scoring duty.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The budget of the average anime is an important factor to consider.  Even licensing JW music could be expensive, much less having him write original music.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

17 minutes ago, Jay said:

FYI this was already being discussed starting here.

Wasn't sure then if it needed a thread (still not enough info to know what exactly it is) 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I didn't mean to imply anybody did anything wrong, just providing a link for people interested to read additional posts that can be found elsewhere

Link to comment
Share on other sites

There's some great anime about music out there, right now one comes to my mind: Kids on the Slope, which is about two kids who play jazz -and it's gorgeous 

 

 

So if it's an original piece or not, I'm really excited anyways

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

So will this cartoon be the next live to projection feature?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This seems to be the illustrations from the manga slightly edited to give an animated feel.

 

My question now is if this will be part of the anime at all or not? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, Not Mr. Big said:

 

I like it. A fun video and a great performance though there's not a whole lot of animation in this animated video...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, artguy360 said:

there's not a whole lot of animation in this animated video...

 

Welcome to anime. Please enjoy your stay.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So that's it? 'I am working on the project with John Williams' actually means just getting the ok to use the Imperial March in a bit of anime?

 

Is that recording from the Vienna sessions? I assume so if it's associated with DG.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Richard Penna said:

Is that recording from the Vienna sessions? I assume so if it's associated with DG.

 

It's from Dudamel's concerts in LA in January 2019

Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 minutes ago, Ricard said:

 

It's from Dudamel's concerts in LA in January 2019.

 

 

Nope it's the Vienna Recording, the automatic tag set by Youtube is wrong.

 

From the video description:

Quote

John Williams 90th Birthday Project! An animated video in collaboration with the popular Japanese manga "Blue Orchestra." Music performed by John Williams and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra "Imperial March" (from "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back")

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sorry if I don't understand, what makes the John Williams composer announcement now debunked?

 

All that video looks like to me is some marketing cross promotion thing slapped together in a couple of hours with some of the manga panels and an already existing recording/composition.

 

Where does that say anything about his involvement or lack of involvement in the anime?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

19 minutes ago, enderdrag64 said:

Sorry if I don't understand, what makes the John Williams composer announcement now debunked?

 

All that video looks like to me is some marketing cross promotion thing slapped together in a couple of hours with some of the manga panels and an already existing recording/composition.

 

Where does that say anything about his involvement or lack of involvement in the anime?

It's very unlikely that it's anything more than this since the original announcement listed it as a collaboration with JW and Deutsch Grammophon (both of which are covered by the video).

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Deutsche Grammophone is giving it significant promotion. 
 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 04/05/2022 at 8:07 AM, enderdrag64 said:
On 04/05/2022 at 3:07 PM, Andy said:

Deutsche Grammophone is giving it significant promotion. 
 

 

 

 

Apparently, DG has commissioned similar animation before. I just saw this for Across the Stars:

 

https://youtu.be/q5i6hCr0C5o

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wow!  I actually really dig that one.  It’s perfectly balanced, not in your face Star Wars.  These would be cool as bonus features on their Blu Ray releases.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Guidelines.