On Friday night composer Michael Giacchino was in Switzerland for the debut "Star Trek – Live To Projection" concert. We have exclusive pictures and video clips including Giacchino talking about if he will do the score for JJ Abrams Star Wars movie. We also have links to pre-order MG’s Star Trek Into Darkness soundtrack on CD and Vinyl. Plus news on another concert in Los Angeles celebrating Varese Sarabande music – which will include Giacchino and Into Darkness.
Star Trek – Live To Projection Debuts In Switzerland
On Friday night composer Michael Giacchino was on had for the debut performance of "Star Trek – Live To Projection" with the 21st Century Symphony at the KKL Luzern Concert Hall. This was the first of three Star Trek Live concerts being held this weekend
The concert presented the entire 2009 Star Trek movie accompanied by a live orchestra and choir – conducted by Ludwig Wicki (who wore an original Star Trek uniform shirt for the concert).
Here are a couple of video clips from the concert (shot by Kai Engelbrecht and Stefan von Schulerst):
And Michael Giacchino himself tweeted out this video clip:
Giacchino: Williams Should Score Star Wars Episode VII
Michael Giacchino has a long collaboration with JJ Abrams. The pair have worked together on film and TV for over a decade. So when JJ Abrams signed on to direct Star Wars Episode VII some wondered if Giacchino would joining Abrams and compose the new film (he is a big Star Wars fan and composed the music for the recent new Star Tours ride). In an short impromptu Q&A session during a break in tonight’s Star Trek Live concert, Giacchino was asked (jokingly) if he would play some music from the new Star Wars movie. After that got a laugh from the crowd, the composer got serious and said:
"I will say this. One of the things that excites me most about Star Wars coming back is chance to hear a John Williams score. He has been a great inspiration to me over the years. He has been a great teacher to me and good friend and I would love nothing more than to hear more of his music from that universe…so if it were up to me I would say ‘John, you must do it.’"
Watch the exchange below.
Williams has scored all six Star Wars feature films. At age 81 Williams is still active in music. In the past couple of years he scored The Adventures of Tintin, War Horse and Lincoln. All three were nominated for Academy Awards. In February of this year (at a Star Wars concert performance) Williams said it is his "hope" to "continue" with Star Wars for Episode VII.
InInto Darkness Soundtrack now available for pre-order
Michael Giacchino’s soundtrack for Star Trek Into Darkness is now available for pre-order at Amazon. The soundtrack CD is priced at $17.98 for CD and for you old-school analog music lovers it is also available on vinyl – pre-order price of $28.49. The soundtrack will be released May 14th by Varese Sarabande. There is no album art or track list available yet.
Giacchino To Join Varese Sarabande Anniversary Concert in LA
On May 11th the music label Varese Sarabande will be holding a special 35th anniversary special concert featuring music from many of the film scores it has published. The event include guests John Debney, Danny Elfman, Michael Giacchino, Mark Isham, Christopher Lennertz, Joel McNeely, Diego Navarro, John Powell, Brian Tyler and more. TrekMovie has been told that music from Star Trek Into Darkness will feature during the concert. The music will be performed by the Golden State Pops Orchestra at the Warner Theater in San Pedro. More info and tickets at the Golden State Pops Orchestra site.
Special thanks to Kai Engelbrecht for his reporting from Switzerland.