introduction

Stanley Kubrick’s innovative masterpiece ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ is exactly 50 years old in 2018, and that calls for celebration. In this concert, we travel with the symphonic film score into space and discover the musical riches of various generations of composers who each gave their own distinctive sound to the journey through the universe.

May the force be with you!

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 and Cliff Martinez. And let yourself be overwhelmed and carried away by the soundtracks from 'Star Wars', 'Star Trek', 'Moonraker', 'Alien', 'The Black Hole', 'Solaris', 'The Martian', 'Black Mirror: USS Callister' many others.

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.

programme

2001: A Space Odyssey • Also Sprach Zarathustra (Richard Strauss), An der schönen blauen Donau (Johan Strauss II), Space Station Docking (Alex North)
Star Wars: Episode IV Main Theme (John Williams)
The Black Hole • The Black Hole Suite (John Barry)

Alien
End Title (Jerry Goldsmith)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture • End Credits (Jerry Goldsmith)
The Right Stuff
• Yeager’s Triumph (Bill Conti)
The Rocketeer • End Credits (James Horner)
Alien 3 • Adagio (Elliot Goldenthal)
Starship Troopers • Klendathu Drop (Basil Poledouris)
Mission To Mars • A Heart Beats in Space (Ennio Morricone)
Solaris • First Sleep (Cliff Martinez)
The Martian • Fly Like Iron Man (Harry Gregson-Williams)
Black Mirror: USS Callister • Alive, Space Fleet (Daniel Pemberton)
Solo: A Star Wars Story • Mine Mission Suite (John Powell)

Playlist

artists

Dirk Brossé

conductor read biography

practical info

Tickets

from €18

location

concert

Graaf Van Vlaanderenplein 5, 9000 Gent | +32 9 233 29 99

ticketshop

via Film Fest Gent

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