John Carpenter ~ Themes From Classic Films And Solo Work

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Monqui and the Hollywood Theatre Present: John Carpenter a Live Retrospective

With his second non-soundtrack album, Lost Themes II, set for release in April, horror master John Carpenter will perform his first ever live shows this summer, including a date at Portland's Arlene Schnitzer Hall on June 15.

John Carpenter will be performing a musical retrospective of his work, his first solo record of non-soundtrack music Lost Themes, plus brand new compositions. The Horror Master will also be joined on stage by both his son Cody Carpenter, and his godson Daniel Davies (both of whom co-recorded Lost Themes), in addition to a full live band and spectacular stage production.

John Carpenter has been responsible for much of the horror genre's most striking soundtrack work in movies he's both directed and scored, such as Halloween (1978), Escape from New York (1981), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Prince of Darkness (1987) and They Live (1988) to name a few.
Composers before him had used minimalism to create terror, whether it was two piano notes for a killer shark or the stabbing strings of a mother-obsessed psychopath, but it was Halloween's brilliantly interwoven synth melodies that truly took genre scoring to a new, more sinister level.

Carpenter’s first recording of non-soundtrack work achieved numerous international milestones, including NPR First Listen; features in dozens of press outlets including the Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Guardian; three magazine covers; and Top 200 chart success in the U.S. and the U.K.
So widespread was the acclaim for Lost Themes, that the composer was moved to embark on something he had never before entertained – playing his music live in front of an audience.

Keep your eyes peeled for John and his co-writers to hit the road this summer performing both lost and newly found themes, in addition to retrospective work from Mr. Carpenter’s multi-generational career. Lost Themes II will be released on April 1st, 2016 on Sacred Bones Records.
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By: Monqui Presents