Denis Fodor wrote:
>Why, then, don't some of these concert halls that find themselves catering
>to ever more annuated audiences have their orchestras and music directors
>play programs of movie music-- music, I would add, backdropped by a large
>screen showing the parts of whatever movie the music relates to?
I have been to several live concerts of movie music by the London Symphony
Orchestra, including some where the composers (Jerry Goldsmith and John
Barry) were conducting, and talking about, their own music. I consider
it a beneficial feature that the actual composer of orchestral music
gets to talk the audience about it (and, in these cases at least, would
also give interviews before the concert where they would answer questions
about what they wrote).
>I can even imagine a whole festival devoted to this (or has it already
I'm pretty sure John Williams has done at least one series of concerts
(probably with the Boston Pops Orchestra) where he conducted a live
orchestra performing to corresponding movie clips on a huge screen.
I think Jerry Goldsmith did it too at least once at the Hollywood Bowl.
It's certainly being done for video game music:
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