Stanley Kubrick's groundbreaking masterpiece '2001: A Space Odyssey' is exactly fifty years old in 2018 and that is worth celebrating. Under the title '2001 and Beyond: A Symphonic Odyssey' Film Fest Gent will be conducting a concert on October 18th of music from films that take place in space.
We discover the musical richness of different generations of composers who gave their own sound to traveling through the universe. The concert also brings a piece of cosmic film music history to life, with an emphasis on the great composers of the seventies, eighties and nineties of last century, supplemented by work by contemporary colleagues.
Brace yourself for the space operas of John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, John Barry, Elliot Goldenthal, Harry Gregson-Williams, Ennio Morricone and Cliff Martinez. And let yourself be overwhelmed and carried away by the soundtracks from 'Star Wars', 'Star Trek', 'Alien', 'The Black Hole', 'Solaris', 'The Martian' and 'Black Mirror: USS Callister'. We also premiere a fragment of the original score of Alex North for '2001: A Space Odyssey'; a score that Kubrick replaced at the last moment with Strauss's existing classical music.
2001 and Beyond: A Symphonic Odyssey
Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Dirk Brossé
18 October 2018 - Capitole Ghent