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British Sci-Fi from the BFI Days of Fear and Wonder

In a programme recorded at London's Southbank Centre, Matthew Sweet is joined by Oscar-winning composer Steven Price to a review of music written for British sci-fi films.

Matthew Sweet is joined by Oscar-winning composer Steven Price for a review of music written for British Sci Fi films, recorded on London's South Bank as part of the BFI Sci Fi Festival -"Days of Fear and Wonder".

Matthew and Steve begin their survey with Arthur Bliss's famous score for the HG Well's inspired film "Things To Come". They look at the work of James Bernard and Tristram Cary for the Quatermass films and reflect on scores for "The First Men In The Moon"; "2001 - A Space Odyssey"; "Alien"; "Brazil"; "Flash Gordon" "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy"; "Sunshine"; "Inception"; "Under The Skin" and "Gravity".

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Sat 6 Dec 2014 16:00

Music Played

  • Steven Price

    GRAVITY (2013): Gravity

    Conductor: Geoff Alexander. Ensemble: Studio-Ensemble. Choir: Metro Voices.
    • WATER TOWER.
  • Johann Strauss II

    2001 - A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968): Blue Danube/Requiem/Also Sprach...

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Orchestra. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Composer: Richard Strauss. Composer: Gyorgy Ligeti.
    • RHINO.
  • James Bernard

    THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT (1955): Credits

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by the composer.
  • Arthur Bliss

    THINGS TO COME (1936): March

    Conductor: Sir Charles Groves. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • EMI.
  • Alex North

    2001 - A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968): Main Theme

    Conductor: Jerry Goldsmith. Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Jerry Goldsmith

    ALIEN (1979): End Title

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by the composer.
    • SILVA SCREEN.
  • Mica Levi

    UNDER THE SKIN (2013): Andrew Void

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • ROUGH TRADE.
  • Tristram Cary

    QUATERMASS AND THE PIT (1967): Opening Credits

    Orchestra: MGM Studio Orchestra.
    • SILVA SCREEN.
  • Michael Kamen

    BRAZIL (1985): Central Services/The Office

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Kamen.
    • MILAN.
  • Brian May

    FLASH GORDON (1980): Flash's Theme

    Performer: Queen. Composer: Freddie Mercury.
    • EMI.
  • Laurie Johnson

    THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON (1964): Prelude/Love Theme/Moonscape

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by the composer.
    • CLOUD NINE.
  • Joby Talbot

    HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY (2005): So Long And Thanks For All The Fish

    Performer: Hilary Summers. Conductor: Joby Talbot. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Choir: RSVP Voices. Performer: Kemi Ominiyi.
  • Hans Zimmer

    INCEPTION (2010): Dream is Collapsing

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Performer: Johnny Marr. Conductor: Matt Dunkley.
    • WARNER.

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