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Cross-posted to my main ‘Stuff that occurs to me‘ blog too.

Press play to enjoy a 11min sonic overview of the music of Alexandre Desplat including a short interview, by Tim Burden, then scroll down ๐Ÿ™‚

Well now this is a good name for a film music concert! I might rethink the titles I give to my talks on diabetes research ๐Ÿ˜‰

LSO on Film: The Magic and Majesty of Alexandre Desplat (link on LSO page)
with the London Symphony Orchestra
Thursday 11 December 2014 / 19:30
Hall, Barbican

Before the concert, at 6pm, there’s also a free Q&A with the composer, hosted by the flautist / flutist / flute-player (LSO Principal Flute Gareth Davies).

Alexandre Desplat, whose name I can almost pronounce, is doing a concert of his film music next Thursday. He’s done the scores for some very well-known films like Harry Potter, and The King’s Speech (I felt that needed a comma given the style of naming films within the Harry Potter franchise) as well as some as yet unknown to me.

Two of my favourites from his work include Birth which also happens to be directed by Jonathan Glazer (I think he’s amazing) who’s just been announced as the Wellcome Trust’s new Screenwriting Fellow, and Painted Veil.

It seems that Birth will be included among the concert pieces, woohoo – see the YouTube video at the end.

Programme to include music from:

  • The Imitation Game
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • The King’s Speech
  • The Queen
  • Philomena
  • Twilight: New Moon
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring
  • Godzilla
  • The Ghost Writer
  • Birth
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Coco avant Chanel