- February 26, 2017 at 11:42 am #95598
Danny will receive the Max Steiner award at this year’s Hollywood In Vienna. This means he will attend the Gala concert, which will include a long tribute to his music. According to the website, he will also come on stage and sing.
This is very exciting news, since it will be the first Elfman concert including non-burton film scores. I was in Lucerne when The Hollywood In Vienna representant approached Danny and Laura Engel. He explained that his interest was to organize a concert that would include new suites from his scores, Burton and non-Burton movies.
Laura had explained that he was busy touring his Burton/Elfman, and he couldn’t do this right now.
I didn’t expect this to happen so quickly 😀February 26, 2017 at 11:54 am #95600
These are the ones which are always recorded and uploaded, right? Very exciting news.February 26, 2017 at 11:58 am #95601
Yes, exactly. They broadcast it on TV and radio, and it’s also on YouTube in HD.
I just read the informations on their website. They only mention Burton films and the Simpsons.
So, maybe that’s the reason why it happened so quickly. They might have given up on the other non-burton soundtrack suites…
edit : I just emailed them to have more informations.February 26, 2017 at 12:08 pm #95604
I just got an email back from Hollywood In Vienna confirming they plan to perform non-burton scores as well.February 26, 2017 at 3:20 pm #95605
Terrific. On top of the more obvious choices (they’ll surely play Spider-Man, for example) I’d love to hear something like Nightbreed or Hellboy II.February 27, 2017 at 9:25 pm #95723rkeaveneyKeymaster
Wow – the concert sounds great. The fact that it will be recorded is even better. It means I won’t have to travel to Vienna to see it! 😉February 27, 2017 at 10:18 pm #95770
Got my tickets for the Gala Concert 😉August 4, 2017 at 3:30 pm #98283
I’ve now booked my trip to Vienna. If everything goes as planned, I will also get the opportunity to a brief interview with the man himself!
Boingomusic, I see that you are going. Is anyone else? I’m thinking about creating a get-together before one of the concerts.August 5, 2017 at 9:54 am #98285
In other words — would you be interested in joining a get-together, boingomusic?August 10, 2017 at 4:40 pm #98286
An interview! That’d be exciting: 90% of Elfman’s interviews are always the same. Fingers crossed.August 11, 2017 at 7:18 pm #98287Ryan KeaveneyKeymaster
Please make sure to ask the following:
– The story behind THE SIMPSONS theme
– How he got to score PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE
– Something awkward about his current (real?) rift with Tim Burton
– When will Oingo Boingo perform again
– About growing up in Los Angeles, going to watch Sci-fi movies and Bernard Herrmann
We need answers to these questions!
😉August 11, 2017 at 9:48 pm #98288DannyBikerParticipant
To be completely honest, Elfman is really not the most talkative person out there. I’ve never seen him being really comfortable in interviews and even when the questions were pertinent or out of the “generic pool”, his answers always leaned towards the same old explanations.
That’s perfectly fine though, some artists are really good at talking about what they do; others just do their things and that’s it.
I really wonder how the Batman theme came up to him though…August 12, 2017 at 12:16 am #98290
I like how he refuses to big himself up in any way and says things how they are. John Powell is good for that too.
I always really liked those Daniel Schweiger interviews he used to do quite regularly.August 14, 2017 at 9:39 am #98291
IF I get the interview, it will only be, like, 10 minutes (same as I got with Horner in 2013). So I need to ask some 4-5 questions that I can make a radio program out of, that will cover the bases, but perhaps also be a bit untypical. I’m aware of Elfman’s awkwardness in interview situations, and will obviously try to avoid being a “fanboy”. There will be no gushing. Since Richard Kraft knows me a bit personally, I’m hoping to get an easier segueway into the ‘interview atmosphere’.
Oh well, we’ll see.August 14, 2017 at 10:28 pm #982929fingeredElfParticipant
Ask about Dumbo.August 18, 2017 at 2:21 am #98293dr.gigglesParticipant
Haha! Best of luck and enjoy the show!August 24, 2017 at 7:11 pm #98294camilluParticipant
If anyone is interested, I have one ticket for sale for the Thursday 28th September concert. It’s not the Gala concert, but it’s the exact same programme, and Elfman will be there. I’ve attended the past 2 years and the composer was always present for both nights. I also chose my seat based on where they usually place the composer, so you should be a few rows away from him. The seat is Row 8, Seat 12, which is the top range of seats. I purchased it for €125, which is what I’m selling it for.
Let me know if anyone’s interested. I can guarantee that it will be an amazing concert because the standard during the past 2 years was impressive.
MarkAugust 30, 2017 at 4:23 pm #98296
So Mark/Camillu — would you like to attend the get-together too?August 31, 2017 at 2:25 pm #98297camilluParticipant
Thanks Thor but I’ll be arriving shortly before the concert so won’t have much time.August 31, 2017 at 6:19 pm #98298
OK! I’m not sure yet if we’re doing the get-together before the first or second concert. I’ll be in Vienna both nights, but I’ll only attend one of them (not yet confirmed which). I could easily host the get-together before a concert I’m NOT attending. Just to let you know.September 1, 2017 at 11:43 pm #98299
I’m sorry it took me so long to answer !!!
I’m going to the Gala Ceremony on friday the 29th.
It would be a pleasure to meet anyone from this board !September 7, 2017 at 9:38 am #98302
Great, boingomusic! I’ll put you on the list, and get back to you with details. 🙂September 25, 2017 at 12:03 pm #98306
THE DANNY ELFMAN IN VIENNA GET-TOGETHER THREAD
Place: Gmoakeller (right next to the concert hall)
Where it is: http://tinyurl.com/qy23v4l
Information about the restaurant: http://www.gmoakeller.at/
Time: Thursday, September 28th, 16:00/4PM – 19:00/7PM. I’ll be there some minutes before to make sure everything’s OK. The concert begins 19:30/7:30PM
Eirik (from Maintitles.net)
Boingomusic (from MFADP)September 27, 2017 at 9:47 pm #98308
Thank you so much for organizing this.
I’m traveling with my father and I don’t know if i can manage to join you all at Gmoakeller.
I will definitely do my best.
Hope to see you there.
EricSeptember 29, 2017 at 2:25 pm #98313
Man!!! I’m at Gmoakeller. I waited a little bit before realizing that the gathering was yesterday!!! Sorry I missed it.
Going to the concert tonight.
I hope you guys had fun !
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