Long before Google meant anything else but a reference to sight, Dimitri Tiomkin was socialising with the likes of George Gershwin and Walt Disney - and in person.
Where am I going with this you ask? Well, Google+ Hangout is a nifty online tool where up to 9 persons can speak with one another via webcam, and on Tuesday 7th August at 11am (PDT), 2pm (EDT) and 7pm (BST) the London Symphony Orchestra will be hosting a special Hangout session with Richard Kaufman, Patrick Russ and moi moderating the chat. All in celebration of their new Tiomkin LSO Live CD, which we're promised will be the first of many film music offerings in the future.
What's your favourite Tiomkin score?
Which of his classic scores has been the most influential?
How long did Richard have to rehearse and prepare the LSO for playing this difficult music?
All of these questions will be answered, and plenty more besides.
It'll be great to have your company, so if you'd like to join us and talk all things Tiomkin then please click on the link below and leave a comment so we can add you to the discussion. This will be a unique opportunity to talk something other than the Olympics (!) and above all, fun!
Alfred Newman and Bernard Herrmann begin recording their score for The Egyptian (1954)
Allan Gray born (1904)
David Buttolph begins recording his score for The Horse Soldiers (1959)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold wins Original Score Oscar for The Adventures of Robin Hood, the first year the award goes to the composer instead of the head of the studio's music department; Alfred Newman wins Score Oscar for Alexander's Ragtime Band (1939)
Jerry Fielding begins recording his score for Hunters Are for Killing (1970)
Lorne Balfe born (1976)
Rachel Elkind born (1939)
Richard Markowitz records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “Live Bait” (1969)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Offspring" (1990)