Saturday At The Movies

Today, join us for a pro­gramme of music from the movies.

Movies are where most peo­ple today hear orches­tral music, and there will be plen­ty of that today. But movie music is a much broad­er field than that, and today you’ll hear music from the movies of many dif­fer­ent kinds, from the very start of the genre (with Camille Saint-Saens) to the lat­est block­busters; from orches­tral music to rock, to Fifties songs. There is a slight bias towards fan­ta­sy and SF movies, but nev­er mind, we all need a bit of an escape these days.…

In addi­tion, tune in at noon or 4pm Pacif­ic Time to hear the lat­est edi­tion of Where’ve You Been?, our look at places to vis­it and things to see around the Sec­ond Life grid, and every four hours from 4am Pacif­ic, lis­ten out for The Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity, from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton — about the machines that make our civ­i­liza­tion run, and the peo­ple whose inge­nu­ity cre­at­ed them.

This time, we are fea­tur­ing the music of pianist and film music com­pos­er Joe Hisaishi and you’ll hear a piece from him around once an hour. Mamoru Fuji­sawa, born Decem­ber 6, 1950), known pro­fes­sion­al­ly as Joe Hisaishi, is a Japan­ese com­pos­er and musi­cal direc­tor known for over 100 film scores and solo albums dat­ing back to 1981. Hisaishi is also known for his piano scores.

So… Grab the pop­corn and set­tle down in front of the speak­ers in the best seat in the house — your own.

Pho­to by Krists Luhaers on Unsplash