Soundtrack Special: Monster Movie Music Madness

Soundtrack Special: 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.

Soundtrack Special: Superhero Symphony

Soundtrack Special: 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)