Danny Elfman will speak at this year’s Film Music Symposium at University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. The FIMU Symposium will take place on September 26th and 27th. Beside being one of the guest speakers, Elfman will teach the Masterclass on the second day of the event. Composer will talk about his career and creative process.
More info here.
Source: Vents Magazine
Here are some photos from the Prague Proms 2017 opening concert
Source: Prague Proms
Photos courtesy of Petr Kocanda
We’ve had the pleasure to attend this wonderful concert and been lucky enough to meet with Danny.
(On the photos in black dresses from the left: Simme and Thalia)
Yesterday, on June 21st in Prague at Municipal House premiered Elfman’s violin concerto. Concert of Danny’s music opened the 2017 Prague Proms Festival. The Czech National Symphony Orechestra with CSNO Mixed Choir performed at Smetana Hall conducted by John Mauceri. Concert started with a piece from Serenada Schizophrana (‘I Forget’), then followed the Violin Concerto No. 1 “Eleven Eleven” dedicated to Sandy Cameron. Concerto in four movements was very well received and the audience was astonished with Sandy’s performance. In the second part of the concert CNSO performed three suites from Elfman’s film music: Batman, Alice in Wonderland with two boy soloists from Vienna singing ‘Alice‘ and Edward Scissorhands with violin solo from Sandy Cameron. After long standing ovation the audience was awarded with an encore: first ever live performance of The Simpsons theme. Danny was present at the concert and appeared on stage after the end of each part.
It was truly wonderful evening. We’ll post some pictures as soon as we get back from Prague 😉
In recent Hollywood Reporter article Danny talks why he works on low budget projects for just $1. The Hollywood Reporter also mentions the Rabbit and Rogue competition at this year’s L.A. Film Festival.
Read the article here
As The Hollywood Reporter informs, Danny Elfman is going to compose score to the Warner Bros.’ Justice League. Previously hired to do the music was Antonius Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL) who has moved to do another project. Justice League will be directed by Joss Whedon. Danny worked with Whedon before on the Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Danny received recently the ČSFD Award. ČSFD which is a Czech and Slovak Movie Database, awarded Elfman for his exceptional work for film music with the title “Most Unique Eccentric Soundtrack Composer”. Martin Pomothy who gave the award to Danny also did a short interview with the composer. In the conversation Danny mentions the upcoming concert at Prague Proms in June.
Watch the interview here.
Universal Pictures will release a new series with classic monster movies under the name Dark Universe. Danny has composed the theme music for the opening logo. The theme will make its first appearance in the upcoming Alex Kurtzman’s film – The Mummy.
Source: Film Music Reporter