Saturday At The Movies

Today, join us for a pro­gramme of music from the movies, today fea­tur­ing the music of Christo­pher Gun­ning, who sad­ly passed away recent­ly. Best known for his music for Agatha Christie’s Poirot, he was a pro­lif­ic com­pos­er who wrote a dozen sym­phonies as well as numer­ous film and TV sound­tracks. For more on his life and work, vis­it his web site.

Movies are where most peo­ple hear orches­tral music these days, and there will be plen­ty of that in this pro­gramme. 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 Have You Been?, our look at places to vis­it and things to see around the Sec­ond Life grid. This time we vis­it Arm­strong Park in a vir­tu­al NOLA. Plus, 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.

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

“Movie set before the fifties” by Light­mash is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0