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"2001 and beyond": El Festival de Gante celebra con un concierto estelar el 50 aniversario de la obra maestra de Kubrick


El 18 de octubre, dentro de los actos musicales del Festival de Gante, tendrá lugar un concierto especial que tiene como protagonista a la película "2001: Una odisea del espacio". Pero en el acto no sólo se podrán escuchar los célebres acordes de las obras de Strauss (Richard y Johann), sino también bandas sonoras de ciencia-ficción como "Marte", "Alien", "Star Wars" o "El abismo negro". El plato fuerte es la inclusión de otra obra maestra: el score rechazado a Alex North para el largometraje de Kubrick.

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In 2018, Stanley Kubrick's groundbreaking masterpiece '2001: A Space Odyssey' is exactly fifty years old and that is worth celebrating. On 18 October, Film Fest Gent will be organising a concert, under the title '2001 and Beyond: A Symphonic Odyssey' with a wide variety of scores from films taking place in space on the programme.

The concert explores 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, complemented by work by contemporary colleagues.

"Even half a century later, '2001: A Space Odyssey' remains an unparalleled reflection on man in time and space, and still can be considered a landmark in film history on musical level too. Kubrick's final choice to choose exclusively classical pieces for its soundtrack, meant that you could no longer listen to Johan Strauss's 'The Blue Danube' without seeing the images of majestic spacecraft gracefully rolling through the universe. Kubrick's audiovisual language is so compelling that image and music remain forever connected, so it seemed interesting to us to listen and see how other film composers and directors explore space in their films." - Patrick Duynslaegher, artistic director of Film Fest Gent 

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' and many others.

Also included onto the programme, is Alex North's original score for '2001: A Space Odyssey'; a score that Kubrick replaced at the very last minute by existing classical music from, among others, Johann Strauss.

"2001 and Beyond: A Space Odyssey"
Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Dirk Brossé
18 October 2018 - Capitole Ghent

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