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 Posted:   Oct 7, 2013 - 2:31 PM   
 By:   JamesSouthall   (Member)

Personal highlight, surprisingly, was Avatar. Which is a score I really like but I wasn't expecting them to play "War". BUT THEY DID.

It was an unforgettable evening in the true sense of the word. I can't stop thinking about it.


Ditto. Avatar has probably become my favourite film score of the last decade and it was wonderful hearing it live like that. But... there were so many highlights. It will live a very long time in my memory.

 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2013 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   Jostein_H   (Member)

Yeah Avatar really is a fantastic score. Both from a musical and storytelling point of view. And now, it turns out, equally fantastic in concert.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 10:08 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

It was indeed a great concert and I only wish Horner could have picked up the baton for a suite or two. I don't buy the shy comment...this is the guy who conducted the LSO at 27 for Krull and also Titanic live in front of 1000's a few years back.
I guess he just wanted to sit back and enjoy the show, like us.
It just feels like I haven't quite seen Horner Live in concert yet! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 3:52 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

More pics from the event here:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151916416816278.1073741831.530696277&type=1&l=3b03991f26

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   Mikal   (Member)

I'm sure you've already addressed this, Thor, but will you be providing a transcript, or, dare I hope, audio, of the interview?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 12:05 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Mikal, there will be a special James Horner episode of my webcast celluloidtunes.no (in English) that includes the interview bits with Horner, David Newman and concert producer Sandra Tomek. Hopefully, it will be published by or over the weekend.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   Mikal   (Member)

Mikal, there will be a special James Horner episode of my webcast celluloidtunes.no (in English) that includes the interview bits with Horner, David Newman and concert producer Sandra Tomek. Hopefully, it will be published by or over the weekend.

Sweet! You can definitely count me among the listenership. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 1:50 PM   
 By:   spacekim   (Member)

Well, it´s been a few days since the concert and the impressions are starting to settle.

First of all WOW!! The concert was fantastic! I knew I probably was going to like the concert, based on the parts of the programme that had been published online, but I certainly wasn´t expecting it to be this good!

First things first: Thanks to Thor for the get-together before the concert. I´ve been a lurker on these boards for a while and have posted a couple of posts. However, I thought this would be a good opportunity to meet some fellow film music fans (there aren´t that many I know of from Norway), so I sent Thor a message and asked if he had any seats remaining. No problem, he said.

I really enjoyed meeting you all. Unfortunately I didn´t get to talk to everyone, but nevertheless got some new friends that evening.

Then, the concert:

Personal highlights were the medley and the Avatar suite. The suite mainly for including a very nice rendition of The Launch from Apollo 13. That movie has a very special meaning to me, as it was one of the key factors that influenced me into going for a career in the aerospace industry. I first saw it when I was 15, and now 7 years later I´m in my last year on a bachelor´s degree in Electronics and Computer Technology (basically Electrical Engineering at the University of Oslo). Sitting just three rows in front of the man who wrote that fantastic cue, while it was being played so perfectly, was really special.

The Avatar suite was also a big surprise for me. I was hoping they would include Jake´s First Flight (which they did), and was also very surprised about the inclusion of the parts from the War-cue. The final three minutes of the suite was just a pure orchestral adrenaline rush that lasted for hours.

I´m not sure what some people mean when they say they didn´t like David Newman´s conducting and how he managed the dynamics of the orchestra. From where I was seated, the orchestra sounded very well balanced and Newman, to me, really nailed the entire thing (the only thing missing when having a sort of sci-fi concert with him as conductor, was a piece from Galaxy Quest).

All in all, it was a fantastic evening and it truly was Horner´s night. He almost seemed moved to tears at one point after picking up the award.

A friend of mine, who is a very good photographer, was with me at the concert, and managed to get a couple of pictures of Horner and Newman before the concert.

Thanks again to Thor for setting up the get-together! And thanks to all the musicians of the ORF orchestra, David Newman, Sandra Tomek and the team behind Hollywood in Vienna and of course James Horner for writing so many great scores!



 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 2:11 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

My full gallery:

https://www.facebook.com/petr.kocanda/media_set?set=a.10202038613629006.1073741830.1296410646&type=1

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 3:30 PM   
 By:   follow me   (Member)


I´m not sure what some people mean when they say they didn´t like David Newman´s conducting and how he managed the dynamics of the orchestra. From where I was seated, the orchestra sounded very well balanced and Newman, to me, really nailed the entire thing (the only thing missing when having a sort of sci-fi concert with him as conductor, was a piece from Galaxy Quest).


I don´t understand this complaint either. I don´t think this has anything to do with the conductor. It is most probably only a question where the seat is positioned as this can change the acoustic quite dramatically.


All in all, it was a fantastic evening and it truly was Horner´s night. He almost seemed moved to tears at one point after picking up the award.


No, not "almost seemed" - he WAS moved to tears!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2013 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   Marian.Schedenig   (Member)

And not for the first time during the event. The symposium came first. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2013 - 6:14 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...rian!

Long time no see. Then again we both tend to disappear 5 or more years at a clip...

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2013 - 11:55 PM   
 By:   Jostein_H   (Member)

Still thinking about this amazing show!

And yeah I agree about David Newman, if anything it was a good decision to pick him to conduct over a conductor who's not used to performing film music. The timing was impeccable and very close to the originals

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 1:57 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

So it seems there were many film cameras there. Was this event filmed for a DVD Release in the hopefully near future?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 2:01 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I surely hope so, and that it wasn't only filmed for their own benefit. I was sitting two rows behind Horner, so I would be in it, probably! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 2:22 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Was Horner's wife and family there? I believe he has two daughters. Would love to see a photo of he and his family.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 3:44 AM   
 By:   follow me   (Member)

So it seems there were many film cameras there. Was this event filmed for a DVD Release in the hopefully near future?
It will be shown on TV today(ORF 3, 22:20). I don' t think a DVD-release is planned.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 3:52 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Hey follow me, were you there? Would have been nice to meet up, even though we've disagreed vehemently on many issues over the years. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 4:18 AM   
 By:   follow me   (Member)

Hey follow me, were you there? Would have been nice to meet up, even though we've disagreed vehemently on many issues over the years. wink
Yes, I was there, but had not had much time (in at the beginning of the concert and out immediately afterwards). In disagreeing there would have been at least enough stuff to talk about. smile But yes, great concert!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 5:53 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

If someone records it where it is shown on TV and transfers to DVD-R, I would gladly pay for a copy or trade for something or buy you a CD and ship to you.

Thanks!

zooba57@gmail.com

 
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