Michael Giacchino on ‘John Carter’

Posted: March 18, 2012 by filmmusicreporter in Composer Interviews
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SoundWorks Collection has published a new video profile on the sound and music of Walt Disney Pictures’ epic fantasy film John Carter directed by Andrew Stanton. The 10-minute video featuring interviews with supervising sound editor Jonathan Null and composer Michael Giacchino and also shows footage from the score’s recording sessions. Check out the full video after the jump. A couple of themes from the score were recently performed in a world premiere concert event entitled The Music of Michael Giacchino – Stories of Island, Balloons and Space in Lucerne, Switzerland. The composer personally attended the concert, which was performed by the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Ludwig Wicki and also featured live orchestral performances of Giacchino’s scores for Star Trek, Mission: Impossible 3 & Ghost Protocol, Pixar’s Up, The Incredibles and Ratatouille, Super 8, Cloverfield, Let Me In and Speed Racer. In addition, there was a separate late-night concert for the music of the TV series Lost featuring some of the show’s best known pieces and themes. Footage from the Lost concert recently appeared online and can be checked out below.

For more recent interviews with the composer talking about his work on John Carter, check out the video below, visit Ain’t It Cool News and click here for The Hollywood Reporter’s and the Laughing Place’s video interviews from the film’s red carpet premiere. Giacchino’s score for the movie starring Taylor Kitsch, Willem Dafoe, Lynn Collins, Thomas Haden Church, Samantha Morton, Dominic West, Mark Strong, James Purefoy and Bryan Cranston is available on Walt Disney Records.

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