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Wednesday, June 21, 2006


The work is piling up and I'm just having no time to review CDs at present, so here's a few quick news items to be going on with:-

The Purcell Room at the South Bank centre in London is the venue for a screening of the 1926 German silent film Faust, directed by F.W. Murnau. Geoff Smith has composed a new score for the film and he and Rowland Sutherland will perform it live on Sunday 23rd July at 7:45pm. Smith further extends his pioneering approach to composition, first evidenced in his score for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. And if you get there early, there's a post show Q&A.
Box office: 0873 800 400 or

The BBC Concert Orchestra have notified me of their upcoming concert schedule, which includes a minimalist concert on 11th October at The Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, to include a pice by Michael Nyman. Anne Dudley's Shadowplay will be performed as part of the Red, White and Blue concert at the same venue on 24th November; with perhaps the star event being staged on 1st May 2007, again at the Queen Elizabeth Hall - a concert featuring Miklos Rozsa's Sinfonia Concertante, Erich Korngold's Sinfonietta and music from Gladiator by Hans Zimmer.
Box office: 0870 165 6677 or

Finally, I just received a message from Leon Willett, composer of the score for the game Dreamfall - The Longest Journey, which I thought I would pass on to you.

Hi all,

This week's Game Music Radio show "The Next Level" features an exclusive remix of the Dreamfall main theme, and they're giving away a signed copy of the album. Just click on "this week's show" at:

Game Music Radio is worth bookmarking if you want to hear what's new in the game music industry, and is the place to bookmark if you want to read the latest news -- who's scoring what games, what album releases are out this month, etc. It's a great site that is raising awareness on game music throughout the web.

By the way, if you listen through the show, there is an AWESOME, very
noisy, game music PUNK band that shout and scream and sound great. :)


Leon Willett

Watch out for my review of the Dreamfall album - coming soon!


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