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 Posted:   Oct 5, 2019 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   Smaug   (Member)

Elfman is on a roll. In addition to his recent Violin Concerto and Piano Quartet, next week he is premiering his new Percussion Quartet in Big Sur at Philip Glass’s festival with Third Coast Percussion. Glass and Elfman are doing a pre-concert talk: http://philipglasscenter.org/2019-festival/percussion-performs-elfman-glass-world-premiere/

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2019 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   ddddeeee   (Member)

I'm excited. Glass wrote a piece of for these guys called 'Perpetulum', which is a lot of fun.

Elfman's in the middle of writing his next commission too.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2019 - 10:01 AM   
 By:   Smaug   (Member)

Remember the days when their was a total disconnect between film and concert stuff. You were one or the other. Now I can’t count all the Concertos and new works from Elfman’s new stuff including a big orchestral piece, a concerto, a ballet, etc to JNH and his violin and cello Concertos as well as an orchestral piece; Horner’s two late Concertos, Goldenthal’s Symphony and Trumpet Concerto. Eidelman’s Symphony.

I think these composers are seeing a viable expressive path and new opportunities for themselves away from Hollywood which has changed so much.

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2019 - 3:21 PM   
 By:   sajrocks   (Member)

Elfman is on a roll. In addition to his recent Violin Concerto and Piano Quartet, next week he is premiering his new Percussion Quartet in Big Sur at Philip Glass’s festival with Third Coast Percussion.

Third Coast Percussion posted a couple of rehearsal videos of the Elfman piece on Instagram. The second clip is quite lovely.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B27ofvngY8n/

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2019 - 3:24 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Hopefully Elfman can teach certain other composers today how to use percussion properly.



Where's Thor? He's late to this. You know, that is if he's not busy shake, rattle and rolling Trekkers or Trekkies.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2019 - 4:33 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

No, I'm aware of it. I've commented on the Music for a Darkened People forum, for example.

Looking forward to it! From the samples I've heard, it sounds rather like Elfman's percussion music for The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo back in the late 70s and early 80s. Scroll to 3:58 here to see what I'm talking about:

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2019 - 4:34 PM   
 By:   Smaug   (Member)

It is a pretty cool piece: https://twitter.com/philipglass/status/1182113573344071681?s=21

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2019 - 5:29 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Remember the days when their was a total disconnect between film and concert stuff. You were one or the other. .

Not really. Even if you only limit yourself to composers who worked a lot in Hollywood, you had Rozsa, Korngold, Williams, Delerue, Broughton, Rota (if he counts), Holdridge and Herrmann just off the top of my head.

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2019 - 6:37 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Remember the days when their was a total disconnect between film and concert stuff. You were one or the other. Now I can’t count all the Concertos and new works from Elfman’s new stuff including a big orchestral piece, a concerto, a ballet, etc to JNH and his violin and cello Concertos as well as an orchestral piece; Horner’s two late Concertos, Goldenthal’s Symphony and Trumpet Concerto. Eidelman’s Symphony.

I think these composers are seeing a viable expressive path and new opportunities for themselves away from Hollywood which has changed so much.


Yeah and I feel a.bit guilty that I never check out these concert worksfrown.
Even from composer's I love!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2019 - 1:36 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Lee Holdridge's concert works are every bit as good as his film scores, if not better.
I wish someone could record more of his unreleased ones.
Elmer Bernstein's Guitar Concerto is fantastic too.
Michael Kamen's Sax and Guitar concertos are also pretty great.
But I prefer Williams and Broughton's film works over their concert stuff by a mile.
It's great to have the optional contrasts though.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2019 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   ddddeeee   (Member)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4v17KEt6w4

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2019 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   jurassicmaromaro   (Member)

No, I'm aware of it. I've commented on the Music for a Darkened People forum, for example.

Looking forward to it! From the samples I've heard, it sounds rather like Elfman's percussion music for The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo back in the late 70s and early 80s. Scroll to 3:58 here to see what I'm talking about:


That’s gamelan Balinese-inspired music. Danny Elfman has mentioned his interest in that in early interviews as well as inspiration from composers Harry Partch and Lou Harrison who himself was influenced by Partch and experimented with gamelan music in the 60s. It’s fascinating because the gamelan plays different scales than western music and is not tuned to western tunings at all which gives it a very unique sound. It shares similar qualities to the mystery of the Phrygian scale, which is right up Elfman’s alley.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2019 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Thanks for the info, jurassicmaro, and for the link to the whole performance, dddeee!

It was indeed as I expected; very much like that ol' Mystic Knights stuff. Love it! I've downloaded an mp3 of that Youtube video (shhhh!), which I will happily discard if this gets a proper recording down the road.

 
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