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ABOUT

ABOUT

Soundtracks Live! offers a large catalogue of “ready-to-go” concert programs featuring music from film, television and games. Browse and search our web site to see how we can add a new dimension to your repertoire! Apart from our ‘Soundtrack Legends’ and ‘Soundtrack Stars’ concert series, we have many exciting thematic concerts in our ‘Soundtrack Special’ series. Our flagship concept is the Soundtracks Live 2018 concert which features the best of contemporary film music – a carefully assorted selection of the best of music from current films. This program is constantly evolving as new films are released in cinemas and new brilliant scores are written.

In addition to the concert programs featured in our catalogue, we are very happy to conceive and produce tailor-made programs for orchestras and concert halls. Just contact us and we will be thrilled to help! Many of our clients have specific demands and ideas for concerts which we are happy to bring to life with our repertoire expertise and extensive industry network at your disposal.

Soundtracks Live! also offers the help to acquire specific works for your performance. Perhaps you are looking for a theme or a suite from a specific film? Just ask! Most likely, we can find it for you!

Soundtracks Live! is operated by MovieScore Media, a film music company based in Sweden and a publisher of over 300 soundtrack albums, including acclaimed titles such as Let the Right One In, Automata, Grand Piano, the Merlin TV soundtracks, and A Royal Affair. Among the best known composers MovieScore Media worked with are Dario Marianelli, Gabriel Yared, Patrick Doyle, Marco Beltrami and Angelo Badalamenti.

Mikael Carlsson, the artistic director and producer of Soundtracks Live!, has been part of the film music business for 25 years. He started out as a film music journalist, before moving into the field of soundtrack album production in 2006. He has produced over 300 score albums, the majority of them released on his own labels MovieScore Media and Screamworks Records. As a concert producer, Mikael has been the arranger and supervisor of concerts featuring the music of composers such as Marco Beltrami and Carter Burwell, and he was the symphonic music producer for the International Film Music Festival, Province of Córdoba, Spain for three years. Mikael is also a composer in his own right focusing on writing concert music and sacred music for choir.

SOUNDTRACK SPECIALS

Soundtracks Live 2018

Featuring the latest movie hits and the best of award-winning film composer’s latest works, the constantly updated Soundtracks Live concert is the most unique program we have on offer. Always evolving to include the latest and most exciting film scores from the current box office, the program currently features such movie hits and critically acclaimed soundtracks as Alexandre Desplat’s Oscar-winning The Shape of Water, John Williams’ Star Wars: The Last Jedi, James Newton Howard’s Red Sparrow, John Powell’s Ferdinand and Michael Giacchino’s Coco, Benjamin Wallfisch’s It, and Rupert Gregson-Williams’ Wonder Woman.

Featured works in this program (selection): Alien Covenant (Jed Kurzel, 2017), Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Theodore Shapiro, 2017), Coco (Michael Giacchino, 2017), Ferdinand (John Powell, 2017), pro It (Benjamin Wallfisch, 2017), Red Sparrow (James Newton Howard, 2018), The Shape of Water (Alexandre Desplat, 2017), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (John Williams, 2017), Wonder Woman (Rupert Gregson-Williams, 2017)

Program created by Mikael Carlson.

For more information please contact welcome(at)Filmphilharmonie.de.

Monster Movie Music Madness

Monster Movie Music Madness

In 2018, Frankenstein’s monster turns 200 years old. Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking novel about Victor Frankenstein’s creation was published anonymously for the first time in London in 1818 and has been one of the most influential works in horror literature. Hundreds of movies have been inspired by the novel, which was also called The Modern Prometheus.

Celebrating the double-centennial, Soundtracks Live! offers a unique concert program featuring exciting music from various monster movies, with special focus on three enigmatic franchises: King Kong, Alien and, of course, Frankenstein. This entertaining program also features such classics as Jurassic Park, Godzilla, Jaws, Gremlins and Predator.

Featured composers include John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, James Newton Howard, Alan Silvestri, Elliot Goldenthal, Patrick Doyle, Max Steiner, Franz Waxman – and Henry Mancini, who wrote a lot of monster music before he became the master of 1960s light romantic music and Pink Panther jazz! 

Program created by Mikael Carlson.

For more information please contact welcome(at)filmphilharmonie.de.

Superhero Symphony

Superhero Symphony

There is currently no bigger trend in Hollywood blockbuster cinema than the superhero movie! The film universe is crowded with amazing action characters possessing incredible superpowers used to defeat the darkest villains imaginable – and they do it accompanied by rousing symphonic music that showcases the most epic proportions of the orchestra. From John Williams’ enigmatic Superman music, via Danny Elfman’s stylish music for Batman and Spiderman to the most current heroic themes including Michael Giacchino’s Doctor Strange and John Ottman’s X-Men: Apocalypse, Soundtrack Live! presents a highly entertaining concert program that is destined to be a hit with the younger audiences!

Program includes music from the following films*:

Danny Elfman: Batman (Tim Burton, 1989), Alan Silvestri: Captain America: The First Avenger (Joe Johnston, 2011), Michael Giacchino: Doctor Strange (Scott Derrickson, 2016), John Ottman: Fantastic Four (Tim Story, 2005), Marco Beltrami: Hellboy (Guillermo del Toro, 2004), Joe Harnell: The Incredible Hulk (Kenneth Johnson, 1978), Alan Silvestri: Judge Dredd (Danny Cannon, 1995), James Horner: The Rocketeer (Jim Johnston, 1991), Jerry Goldsmith: The Shadow (Russell Mulcahy, 1994), Danny Elfman: Spider-Man (Sam Raimi, 2002), Jerry Goldsmith: Supergirl (Jeannot Swarc, 1984), John Williams: Superman the Movie (Richard Donner, 1978), Brian Tyler: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Jonathan Liebesman, 2014), Patrick Doyle: Thor (Kenneth Branagh, 2011), John Ottman: X-Men: Apocalypse (Bryan Singer, 2003)

Program created by Mikael Carlson.

For more information please contact welcome(at)filmphilharmonie.de.

If Music Be the Food of Love… A Film Music Tribute to Shakespeare

Soundtracks Live! celebrates William Shakespeare in 2016 commemorating the fact that the author of such immortal works as Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and The Tempest died 400 years ago, on April 23, 1616.

Throughout the history of film – and film music – Shakespeare has been a constant source of inspiration and his intense, psychologically charged dramas – as well as his playful and timeless comedies – has sparkled the cinematic musical imagination of such esteemed composers as William Walton, Dimitri Shostakovich and Nino Rota – and perhaps most importantly, Scottish composer Patrick Doyle, who scored all of Kenneth Branagh’s film adaptations of Shakespeare works.

The layout of the Soundtracks Live! Shakespeare tribute balances classical film music works with newer ones, choosing one film and score for each of Shakespeare’s best known works. The program is available in two versions (depending on availability of choir). For the presentation, assorted quotes from the referenced works are available for readings in-between the musical pieces.

Program includes music from the following films*:

Patrick Doyle: As You Like It (Kenneth Branagh, 2006), William Walton: Hamlet (Laurence Olivier, 1948), Patrick Doyle: Henry V (Kenneth Branagh, 1989), William Walton: Henry V (Laurence Olivier, 1944), Miklós Rózsa: Julius Caesar (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1953), Dimitri Shostakovich: King Lear (Grigori Kozintsev, 1971), Patrick Doyle: Love’s Labours Lost (Kenneth Branagh, 2000), Patrick Doyle: Much Ado About Nothing (Kenneth Branagh, 1993), Michael Nyman: Prospero’s Books (Peter Greenaway, 1991), William Walton: Richard III (Laurence Olivier, 1955), Nino Rota: Romeo and Juliet (Franco Zeffirelli, 1968), Elliot Goldenthal: Titus (Julie Taymor, 1999)

Program created by Mikael Carlson.

For more information please contact welcome(at)Filmphilharmonie.de.

Of War and Remembrance

Commemorating the 70 year anniversary of the end of World War 2, Soundtracks Live! presents a concert program devoted to the most memorable films taking place during the war.

The war inspired film makers, even during wartime, to produce cinematic adventures which has continued to engage worldwide audiences throughout seven decades. But the horror and tragedy of war has also had a steady place in the repertoire. The Of War and Remembrance reflects both approaches, presenting music that ranges from the largely romantic ‘Warsaw Concerto’ (composed by Richard Addinsell in 1941) and Casablanca (Max Steiner in 1942) via patriotic widescreen adventures such as Battle of Britain, The Guns of Navarone and Where Eagles Dare to the films and scores that focused more on human drama: The English Patient, Life Is Beautiful and Schindler’s List.

Program includes music from the following films*:

William Walton: Battle of Britain (Guy Hamilton, 1962), Max Steiner: Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942), Richard Addinsell: Dangerous Moonlight (Brian Desmond Hurst, 1941), Gabriel Yared: The English Patient (Anthony Minghella, 1996), Dimitri Tiomkin: The Guns of Navarone (J. Lee Thompson, 1966), Nicola Piovani: Life Is Beautiful (Robert Benigni, 1997), Jerry Goldsmith: MacArthur (Joseph Sargent, 1977), Alexandre Desplat: The Monuments Men (George Clooney, 2014), John Williams: 1941 (Steven Spielberg, 1979), Jerry Goldsmith: Patton (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1970), John Williams: Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg, 1993), Ron Goodwin: Where Eagles Dare (Brian G. Hutton, 1968)

Program created by Mikael Carlson.

For more information please contact welcome(at)Filmphilharmonie.de.

Space Symphony

The mystery of eternal universe – and the fictional adventures taking place in galaxies far, far away – has always sparkled the creativity among composers. We all have Gustav Holst and The Planets to thank for igniting the fire, and John Williams for carrying the torch into the 21st century, but the science fiction film genre has also given us many other great musical classics. 

The Soundtracks Live! presentation Space Symphony takes the listener on a journey from the 1960s original Star Trek to James Horner’s colorful musical accompaniment to the ground-breaking Avatar. Quintessential film composer Jerry Goldsmith was one of the most important genre composers; this program features three of his works (the Bartok-inspired Planet of the Apes, the surprisingly romantic Alien and the adrenaline-pumping Total Recall). 

Of course, the concert also features music from John Williams’ Star Wars saga as well as one of the modern classics of sci-fi cinema: The Matrix, a powerful modernist score composed by Don Davis. Mr. Davis is also the suggested Soundtracks Live! conductor for this event! 

Program includes music from the following films*: 

Alexander Courage: Star Trek (Gene Roddenberry, 1966), Alex North: 2001 – A Space Odyssey (unused score) (Stanley Kubrick, 1968), Jerry Goldsmith: Planet of the Apes (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1968), John Williams: Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope (George Lucas, 1977), John Williams: Star Wars – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner, 1980), John Williams: Star Wars – Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (Richard Marquand, 1983), Jerry Goldsmith: Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979), James Horner: Aliens (James Cameron, 1986) Elliot Goldenthal: Alien 3 (David Fincher, 1992), Jerry Goldsmith: Total Recall (Paul Verhoeven, 1990), Don Davis: The Matrix (The Wachowski Brothers, 1999), James Horner: Avatar (James Cameron, 2009)

Program created by Mikael Carlson.

For more information please contact welcome(at)Filmphilharmonie.de.

Chiller Concerto

A film genre which has always sparkled the imagination of composers, horror films often feature dark, suggestive and exciting scores. Some of the most quintessential moments in film music history comes from horror films – who will ever forget Bernard Herrmann’s dissonant glissandi violin stabs emulating the murderer’s knife in Psycho, the latin chants of Jerry Goldsmith’s The Omen or the heartbreakingly beauty of Johan Söderqvist’s Let the Right One In? These are, of course, all featured in the Soundtracks Live!’s Chiller Concerto.

Just like our other historical genre overviews, the music is presented in chronological order, beginning with one of the most important silent classics, Nosferatu from 1922, and then showcasing one quintessential horror score after another, roughly one from every decade, ending with Spanish composer Roque Baños’ complex music for the 2013 remake of Evil Dead. Baños, who is also a first rate conductor, is Soundtrack Live’s suggested conductor for the whole program.

Chiller Concerto is, of course, a perfect program for any orchestra looking for the perfect Halloween roof-lifter!

Program includes music from the following films*:

Max Steiner: King Kong (Merian C. Cooper, 1933), Franz Waxman: The Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1935), Alfred Newman: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (William Dieterle, 1939), Georges Auric: Dead of Night (Alberto Cavalcanti/Charles Chrichton/Basil Dearden/Robert Hamer, 1945), James Bernard: Dracula (Terence Fisher, 1958,) Bernard Herrmann: Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960), John Williams: Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975), Jerry Goldsmith: The Omen (Richard Donner, 1976), Jerry Goldsmith: Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper, 1982), Jerry Goldsmith: Gremlins (Joe Dante, 1984), Christopher Young: Hellraiser/Hellbound: Hellraiser II (Cliver Barker/Tony Rande, 1987/1988), Marco Beltrami: Scream (Wes Craven, 1996), Johan Söderqvist: Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008), Roque Baños: Evil Dead (Fede Alvarez, 2012)

Program created by Mikael Carlson.

For more information please contact welcome(at)filmphilharmonie.de.