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The Fourth Dimension

Matthew Sweet presents music from films inspired by notions of time, space and travel to mark the release of Christopher Nolan's film Interstellar.

Matthew Sweet profiles scores for films inspired by notions of time, space and travel prompted by Christopher Nolan's new film "Interstellar".

The programme includes music by Bill McGuffie from "Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD"; by David Arnold from "Stargate"; by Alan Silvestri from "Back to the Future"; Miklos Rozsa from "Time After Time"; John Barry from "Somewhere In Time"; Nathan Johnson from "Looper"; and by Michael Andrews from "Donnie Darko".

The classic score of the week is Russell Garcia's score for the 1960 version of "The Time Machine".


1 hour

Music Played

  • Klaus Badelt

    THE TIME MACHINE (2002): Professor Alexander Hartdegen

    Conductor: Gavin Greenaway. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Marco Beltrami

    THE NOVEMBER MAN (2014): End Credits

  • John Barry

    SOMEWHERE IN TIME (1980): End Credits

    Conductor: John Debney. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
  • Nathan Johnson

    LOOPER (2012): The Path Was A Circle

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Minna Choi.
  • Quincy Jones

    Soul Bossa Nova

    • Soul Bossa Nova.
    • Universal Japan.
    • 8.
  • Michael Andrews

    DONNIE DARKO (2001): Waltz in the 4th Dimension/Mad World

    Performer: Gary Jules. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • ENJOY.
  • Dario Marianelli

    V for VENDETTA (2014): Evey Reborn

    Conductor: Benjamin Wallfisch. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • EMI.
  • Bill McGuffie

    DALEKS - INVASION EARTH 2150 AD (1966): Fugue for Thought

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Silva Screen.
  • David Arnold

    STARGATE (1994): Overture

    Orchestra: Sinfonia of London. Conductor: Nicholas Dodd.
    • MILAN.
  • Russell Garcia

    THE TIME MACHINE 1960): Main Title/The Time Machine/End Title

    Orchestra: MGM Studio Orchestra.
  • Miklós Rózsa

    TIME AFTER TIME (1979): Journey's End and Finale

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Fifth Continent.
  • Alan Silvestri

    BACK TO THE FUTURE 2 (1989): End Credits

    Orchestra: MGM Studio Orchestra.
    • MCA.


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