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Join Clint Mansell For An Evening Of Uneasy Listening In March 2016

 

Clint Mansell - Please Stand ByIf you’re in Los Angeles or the UK in March would advise you get yourself tickets for Clint Mansell’s Uneasy Listening tour ASAP.

Fans of MOON will be well aware of Clint’s stunning score for Duncan Jone’s debut feature film, an integral part of the film.

Clint is the man behind some of the most celebrated soundtracks of the past two decades.

His music has been recognised with Grammy and Golden Globe nominations and he is a longtime collaborator of groundbreaking director Darren Aronofsky, for whom he scored Black SwanRequiem For A Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler, Noah and Pi.

In addition to his work on MOON and Aronofsky’s films, Clint created the scores for Jon S. Baird’s Filth and Park Chan-wook’s Stoker. Most recently he has completed work on Ben Wheatley’s film of JG Ballard’s High Rise, due for release in early 2016.

Clint will also be reuniting with Duncan soon to score his next film, MUTE! (That’s a bit bloody exciting eh?)

Clint Mansell - Uneasy Listening Tour March 2016

Mansell’s band, pianist Carly Paradis and the Sonus Quartet, join him on stage to perform his work.

I went to see Clint at the Barbican in London in 2014 and I can promise you if you get to see any of the dates on this tour you are in for a treat. Can’t wait to experience it all again in Brum 🙂

Uneasy listening, aural pleasure.

Dates and links to venues & tickets…

Friday 18th March – The Theatre at the Ace Hotel Los Angeles

Wednesday March 23rd – Birmingham Symphony Hall

Thursday 24th March – London Royal Festival Hall

Saturday 26th March – Gateshead Sage

Tuesday 29th March – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Paul Rudd & Alexander Skarsgard To Star In Duncan Jones’ Sci-Fi Thriller “MUTE”

MUTE Script Pic Tweeted By Duncan Jones

Duncan teased news on MUTE yesterday and now we have the official announcement of not only confirmation that MUTE is happening, but amazing casting too! Scan to the bottom of the release and you’ll notice it also confirms Duncan will be working again with Clint Mansell and Sam Rockwell who may reprise his role as Sam Bell from MOON, hurrah!

LOS ANGELES (November 3, 2015) – Paul Rudd (ANT-MAN) will be joined by Alexander Skarsgard (TARZAN,TRUE BLOOD) in the title role, for the sci-fi thriller MUTE, which will be directed by BAFTA-winning director Duncan Jones (WARCRAFT, SOURCE CODE, MOON).

MUTE is based on a script by Jones and Mike Johnson and will be produced by Stuart Fenegan under Jones’ and Fenegan’s Liberty Films banner. Lotus Entertainment has come on board to handle international sales starting at the upcoming AFM. CAA who arranged for the financing is handling the domestic sale. Production is scheduled to start in March 2016. Lotus’ Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, and Ara Keshishian will serve as executive producers.

Berlin. Forty years from today. A roiling city of immigrants, where East crashes against West in a science-fiction Casablanca. Leo Beiler (Skarsgard), a mute bartender has one reason and one reason only for living here, and she’s disappeared. But when Leo’s search takes him deeper into the city’s underbelly, an odd pair of American surgeons (led by Rudd) seem to be the only recurring clue, and Leo can’t tell if they can help, or who he should fear most.

Director Duncan Jones said: “I’ve been working towards making MUTE for 12 years now. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that we’re finally going to shoot this utterly unique film. The fact that I get to make it with Alexander Skarsgard and Paul Rudd makes it all the more exciting! MUTE is a film that will last. It is unlike any other science fiction being made today.”

Lotus Entertainment’s Jim Seibel said: “We’re very excited to work with Duncan and Stuart. They are an immensely talented team that will surely deliver an exciting and cinematic film. Director Duncan Jones is a true visionary filmmaker and the real deal. It’s his caliber of talent that makes storytelling both visually exciting and captivating.”

Producer Stuart Fenegan said: “Bill, Jim and Ara share the same passion I do for building another vision of the future with Duncan. I look forward to going on this journey with them, and also reuniting with Sam Rockwell and composer Clint Mansell… can’t do sci-fi without Sam and Clint!”

MOON Soundtrack Vinyl Secret…

If you are an old geezer like me, you may recall the days we’d go and buy our music from a record shop. Our 7″ & 12″ vinyl singles and albums would come on lovely two sided vinyl. As well as the music there was visual content added into the bargain, wonderful sleeve art and paper printed centres carrying record label and catalogue numbers, we’d sit looking at all of this while listening to the music on our record players, it was good.

There was also sometimes secret visual content that only the most attentive would discover, and in those days we didn’t have an internet to pass on this information, so it was self discovery or word of mouth that would reveal… a message between the run out groove and the centre label.

Now, I have a vinyl copy of Clint Mansell‘s stunning soundtrack to MOON, it is still sealed in cellophane and “Mint” so I have never even taken the record out to look at it. At least one person has though, thanks to James Lloyd we can now reveal the secret message on the vinyl edition of the MOON soundtrack…MOON OST Vinyl Run Out Message

Check out more secret messages on Vinyl Remarks 🙂

Look Out Clint Mansell – 8 Year Old MOON Fan Coming After You!

If you’re a regular round these parts (usual?), you’ll know all about our friend Charles Kline Jr who went to great lengths in 2011 to re-create some of Sam Bell’s costumes from MOON. Charles also informed us of a fantastic Halloween out take from MOON later the same year, so we’re pretty sure Charles is a bit of a fan of Duncan Jones’ award winning 2009 debut.

MOON - Sam Bell 1 and 2 Charles Kline

Well, it seems this love for MOON is now being shared by other members of the Kline family. Charles just got in touch on Twitter earlier to alert us to the fact that MOON composer Clint Mansell may want to keep an eye on the rear view mirror as young Charles Kline III gets into gear with his version of the intro to ‘Welcome to Lunar Industries’, Charles is EIGHT! And figured out the notes by himself! Take it away Charles 🙂

Get Your Friday Dancing Pants On With Some MOON Remixes

After noticing Cosmic Boy had popped up a remix of Clint Mansell’s MOON theme, thought I’d have a mooch and see what else is out there.

As well as Cosmic Boy’s, I found another 5 remixes / interpretations, including the previously featured Selene by Max Tannone. I’ve banged em into a playlist below for you.

So, if you fancy it, and have a decent amount of space, why not press play and throw some shapes to the sounds of MOON.

Don’t forget though, these would not exist without the creation of the original MOON score by Clint Mansell. I do believe it is available from all good record shops (as they used to say) and from the shiny audio pipes online. If you’re lucky, you might even get hold of it on…VINYL!

The Record Club & Shipley Film Society Present MOON & Hunky Dory 22nd January

The Record Club & Shipley Film Society Present MOON, Hnky Dory & PWEIAnyone near Shipley, West Yorkshire has a unique opportunity to attend a great evening of film and music.

The Record Club along with Shipley Film Society are holding an evening of film & music on Sunday, January 22nd. A screening of Duncan Jones award winning 2009 debut MOON starring Sam Rockwell, will be followed by a full play through of David Bowie’s 1971 classic album Hunky Dory (celebrating it’s 40th Birthday!) on vinyl 🙂

The Record Club were inspired by reading an article on the BBC News site on record clubs and the idea of returning to listening to vinyl LPs all the way through, as originally intended by the recording artiste. Shipley Film Society’s aim is to bring together like minded people for film viewing and discussion over a few drinks afterwards. Combine the two and you have what promises to be a wonderful evening of film & music with a bunch of great people to boot!

As well as MOON & Hunky Dory, the evening will also be mixing in associated music including records from MOON score composer Clint Mansell’s former band Pop Will Eat Itself. Shipley Film Society have also requested that anyone that owns 7″ vinyl copies of Chesney Hawkes ‘The One and Only’ and Katrina & The Waves ‘Walking On Sunshine’ bring them along too. If you’ve seen MOON you’ll know why, if not…

When: Sunday, January 22nd 2012 @ 19:00

Where: The Kirkgate Centre, Shipley, BD18 3RR

Full details at The Record Club site, and the Shipley Film Society site.

MOON Credits By Adrien Dezalay

Film maker, photographer and musician Adrien Dezalay recently popped up his own version of the credits to Duncan Jones’ 2009 debut feature MOON so we thought you might like to have a look at an alternative vision, as Adrien explains:

A few years ago, I watched MOON in a theatre in London. Back home, I could still hear the Clint Mansell score in my head. That’s when I thought of making a graphic video related to the movie. The small budget / minimalist picture, a bit like Vincenzo Natali’s CUBE, was perfect to work with because I just wanted to use lines and three colors. I find very hard to explain art, but I’d say that the infinite cloning process in the movie is represented by these lines and the red ones are clones like Sam Bell. Well – something like that!

 

MOON: Fan Art Sam Bell Meets LucasArts

This is so fantastic, I can’t type quick enough to get the post finished and hit “publish”. Danish MOON fan Mads Johansen has only gone and created an image of what a MOON point & click adventure would look like, if created by those wonderful people over at LucasArts using the SCUMM creation tool, famously used for such classics as The Monkey Island series, Full Throttle, The Dig and many more. Games that stole many hours of my youth (and admittedly may continue to do so as they are re-released for the touch device generation of handheld devices)

Mads Johansen - SCUMM MOON
Mads Johansen - SCUMM MOON 2011

Mads explains:

If I played this game back in ´91, I think my brain would literally blow up.
It just started with me wanting to do some nice SCUMM fan-art, but the further I got with this, the more I felt that the narrative of this particular flick would fit awesomely with the whole point’n’clicky thing.

Except for maybe the lack of a character gallery. It was pretty tough for me completing games like Secret of Monkey Island, because as a 12 year old danish kid, I didn’t really have a clue what a rubber chicken with a pulley in the middle was, for example… and the artwork was also pretty tough to decrypt at times… but now I know how hard it is to do Sam Bell, when you only have about 12×12 pixels to do it on 😀 Anyway, hope you like this one… I might do more, I dunno yet.

Yes, Mads. Please, we’d love to see more 🙂 Head over to Mads’ sketch blog for more of his amazing artwork. I’m off to play some Monkey Island!

UPDATE: No way we could let this pass, comment from SCUMM creator, and computer gaming Legend Ron Gilbert:

Moon would have made a great SCUMM game.

MOON Director Duncan Jones has also been overwhelmed by Mads artwork:

I want to play that!!! I want to hear Clint Mansell’s score in 8-bit audio!! Seriously.. that was one of the best things I have seen in ever. That needs to be an Iphone game…IPad too…Seriously thinking that if there was ever to be a direct Moon sequel, it may work best as a point and click adventure.

Finally tweeting back to Ron Gilbert:

you stole too many hours of my youth to count. Thank you.

That all goes way beyond awesome 🙂 *collapses*

MOON Inspires Hip Hop EP Selene

MOON Hip Hop Project 'Selene'Take one Classic Sci-Fi movie, add a stunning soundtrack from Clint Mansell and leave to simmer in the imaginations of all who have seen, and at some point, someone is going to be inspired to create a Hip Hop EP right?

Sampling dialogue from that movie, Duncan Jones debut feature ‘MOON‘ starring Sam Rockwell, and the stunning Clint Mansell score, producer Max Tannone has done just that, telling io9:

I saw this movie, loved it, and thought the original soundtrack written by Clint Mansell was great as well. Each track samples a song from the film’s score. To complete Selene, I teamed up with Brooklyn rap artist Richard Rich to provide the lyrics. His raps include themes like isolation, separation, self-realization, and cloning.

Head over to SELENE (Greek Titan goddess of the Moon btw) to listen to the 5 track EP now, where you can also download the EP, for free.

Clint Mansell’s score for MOON is available from all the usual music outlets, physical copy, and download stores, so do yourself a favour and grab a copy if you haven’t already.

Chris Bacon Replaces Clint Mansell to Score Source Code

Chris Bacon To Score Source Code
Chris Bacon

As reported last night, Clint Mansell will no longer be scoring Source Code due to scheduling conflicts. Replacing Clint will be new, up and coming composer Chris Bacon

Chris comes highly recommended as confirmed by Duncan’s tweet in response to a question from @TwinMadeFilms on Twitter:

“very talented young guy called Chris Bacon, who was recommended by my editor, the legendary Paul Hirsch.”

Sad to see Clint won’t be working on Source Code now, after a stunning first collaboration with Duncan on MOON, but with such a glowing recommendation, and trust in Duncan’s descision to go with Chris, I’m confident we’re on track for something special.

As you will see from Chris’s IMDB entry, he has a wealth of experience working on some very high profile projects such as King Kong (2005), Blood Diamond (2006), I Am Legend (2007) and The Dark Knight (2008) and as main composer of 10 films including the Disney documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009), Alpha and Omega (2010) and Gnomeo and Juliet (2011)

Good luck with the gig, Chris! 🙂