Saturday, September 19, 2009

Upcoming Appearances

New York readers (and anyone arriving particularly early for the Radio City concerts) will want to add two upcoming events to their calendars! Let's let the press releases lead the way...

Thursday, October 1
6:30 pm ET
The Paley Center for Media
Members: $15
General Public: $20

Shore on the Score: The Music of The Lord of the Rings

Doug Adams, Author, The Music of The Lord of the Rings Films
Billy Boyd, "Peregrin 'Pippin' Took"
Howard Shore, Composer/Conductor, The Lord of the Rings films
Moderator: MTV's Kurt Loder

Denethor: Can you sing, master hobbit?
Pippin: Well... yes. At least well enough for my own people. But we have no songs for great halls and ...evil times.

The Lord of the Rings Academy Award-winning composer Howard Shore had no trouble conjuring up music for great halls, evil times, or any of the scenes depicted in Peter Jackson’s epic adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s three novels about the great war for the “one ring to rule them all.” In anticipation of his much ballyhooed October 9 and 10 live performances of the full score of The Fellowship of the Ring as the film is screened at Radio City Music Hall, Shore visits the Paley Center to share his insights into his craft, and the many creative challenges posed by scoring The Lord of the Rings films.

This event is in conjunction with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Howard Shore's Score Performed by 300 Musicians Live to Film, Friday & Saturday, October 9 & 10, 7:30 pm, Radio City Music Hall.

If interested, you can also submit questions through the Paley Center's website, though there's no guarantee that we'll be able to address them.

If you'd told me back in 2001 that I someday be making public appearances with Howard Shore, Billy Boyd and Kurt Loder, I'd have laughed myself silly. Actually, I'd have responded pretty much the same had you told me this last week. It will be interesting to see how the conversation proceeds... and if I have anything to contribute other than "yeah" and a nervous cackle or two.

Saturday, October 3
6:00 pm ET
Lincoln Triangle
1972 Broadway, New York, NY 10023, 212-595-6859

Howard Shore: Collector's Edition, Vol.1

Author Discussion
Join Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore as he discusses the music of The Lord of the Rings with Doug Adams.

Now here's a discussion style I'm more familiar with! Although, I saw a proposed poster for the event yesterday with a big picture of my head and got a little short of breath. As one publicist commented to me, "Well, you look... trustworthy..."

We'll be rolling out HOWE Records new Collector's Edition Vol. 1 CD on October 3 at the big downtown Barnes & Noble. Those of you clamoring for the physical CD (rather than MP3s) will be able to get it here before anywhere else, so that's a pretty cool exclusive!

And of course, we'll focus a good deal of our discussion on The Lord of the Rings and the forthcoming book. The talk, which is scheduled to last around 30 minutes or so, will be followed by a signing session, though only Howard Shore CD's can be signed. (Store rules.) We're also expecting the store to have an extra shipment of LOTR: CR sets on hand, so if anyone's still holding out, here's your shot.

These will not be the only NY events at which Howard Shore and I will be appearing, so please keep watching for additional announcements!

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