ZERO CROSSINGS – JUNE 29, 2015, FEATURING MUSIC OF JAMES HORNER AND LIVING COMPOSERS FROM ITALY

James Horner.arriving at the Los Angeles Premiere of Avatar.Grauman's Chinese Theater.Los Angeles,  CA.December 16, 2009.©2009 Kathy Hutchins / Hutchins Photo.

James Horner.arriving at the Los Angeles Premiere of Avatar.Grauman’s Chinese Theater.Los Angeles, CA.December 16, 2009.©2009 Kathy Hutchins / Hutchins Photo.

The first half of today’s show featured music by the late film-music composer James Horner, who died at age 61 on June 22, having crashed his personal plane in a solo flight in California. The second half of the show featured music by living (and recently living) Italian composers.

The music aired during the program included:
James Horner – An Irish Party in Third Class; My Heart Will Go On, from Titanic; Queen to Bishop, from Aliens; The Battle of Stirling, from Braveheart; Sacrificial Procession, from Apocalypto; Entre la Luz Y El Pecado, from For the Greater Glory; Rooftop Kiss, from The Amazing Spiderman; I Have Chosen You, from Black Gold; The Train Ride to a New Home, from The Boy in Striped Pajamas; Opening the Casket, from Flight Plan; Star Trek II – The Wrath Of Khan (End Credits)

italianflagEnnio Morricone – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, from Classic Film Music of Ennio Morricone; Cinema Paradiso Theme
Ludovico Einaudi – Introductio Ad Regnum Tarantulae; Run, from Portrait
Luciano Berio – Sequenza V for Trombone, from Berio: Sequenzas
Salvatore Sciarrino – 6 Capricci, performed by Carolin Widmann
Giacinto Scelsi – Yliam

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CBG2_WPRKOriginally from New York, Charles Griffin returned to the U.S. in 2010 to take a position at Florida's Full Sail University as course director of Advanced Music Composition in their MPBS program, after spending 5 years living and working in Latvia. His compositions and arrangements have been performed at festivals and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

He is also a radio show host on 91.5 WPRK FM. His show Zero Crossings incorporates live interviews with composers, conductors and performers with a focus on the local contemporary art music scene.

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