Back in the days when John Williams performed his masterpiece E.T. live to picture it would have been difficult to foresee the explosion of this art form that would follow.
It is now commonplace for orchestras around the globe to perform with picture BACK TO THE FUTURE, STAR TREK, BATMAN, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, LOTD OF THE RINGS, HARRY POTTER, THE GODFATHER, RATATOULLE, HOME ALONE, SILVERADO, GLADIATOR and a slew of others.
Concert performance of Video Game scores is now part of the fabric, too.
This concept has now expanded to incorporate live singers doing musicals like THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and THE LITTLE MERMAID live to film.
The next wave of this phenomenon is about finding ways to do this with smaller films and TV series with smaller ensembles.
Wordless Music has been putting together live-to-film concerts of such films as PUNCH DRUNK LOVE, BEAST OF THE SOUTHERN WILD and THERE WILL BE BLOOD.
My parter Laura Engel and I are teaming up with them to do Joseph LoDuca’s EVIL DEAD LIVE IN CONCERT at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel near Halloween.
Jeff Beal is now bring TV onto the concert stage with HOUSE OF CARDS IN CONCERT.
Exciting times for the appreciation and celebration of media music.
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