It’s Proms season! The BBC has just announced the full line-up for its ‘The Sound Of Space: Sci-Fi Film Music‘ prom event, and it sounds like it’s going to be a good one.
The event is going full sci-fi and will feature excerpts from some of the greatest soundtracks of the genre, both old and new, including music from the likes of Interstellar, Moon, Sunshine and Forbidden Planet.
The Sound Of Space will take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Wednesday 7 August at 10.15pm and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and air on BBC Four on Friday 9 August.
Here’s the full programme:
Jed Kurzel – Alien: Covenant
Hans Zimmer – Interstellar
Mica Levi – Under the Skin
Clint Mansell – Moon
Steven Price – Gravity
John Murphy – Sunshine
Carly Paradis – The Innocents
Jóhann Jóhannsson – Arrival
Wendy Carlos – Tron (1982)
Louis & Bebe Barron – Forbidden Planet
Sound Of Space: Sci-Fi Film Music marks a first for the BBC Proms, which is showcasing sci-fi music to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
This year’s series of space themed Proms seek to explore how composers across centuries have imagined and created the sound of space, perhaps most poignantly represented through cinema. Music played a fundamental part in immersing audiences in the creative imagining of worlds and environments which have never previously existed, the isolation and emptiness of space, and the fight for human survival in such conditions.
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