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!
Alex North wins an Honorary Oscar, “in recognition of his brilliant artistry in the creation of memorable music for a host of distinguished motion pictures;” John Barry wins his fourth Oscar, for the Out of Africa score (1986)
Arthur B. Rubnstein begins recording his score for WarGames (1983)
Brian Easdale wins only Oscar, for The Red Shoes score (1949)
Fred Steiner's score for the Star Trek episode "The City on the Edge of Forever" is recorded (1967)
Gabriel Yared wins the Dramatic Score Oscar for The English Patient; Rachel Portman wins the second Comedy or Musical Score Oscar, for Emma (1997)
John Barry begins recording his score for The Deep (1977)
John Barry wins his fifth and final Oscar, for the Dances With Wolves score; Stephen Sondheim wins first Oscar, for the song "Sooner or Later" from Dick Tracy (1991)