Alien Saga Concert / Jerry Goldsmith Tribute Concert

Dan Goldwasser Spain (2009)

The concert this evening was a double-header. The first half was a celebration of music from the Alien film series, and the second was a tribute to Jerry Goldsmith in honor of what would have been his 80th birthday. Conducted by Diego Navarro, music from Alien was preformed, as imagery was projected on screen (it was not meant to be live-to-picture sync, however).  Goldsmith’s score to Alien is iconic, creepy and brilliant – and hearing it performed live was bone-chillingly …

Reception in La Laguna / Clint Mansell Concert

Dan Goldwasser Spain (2009)

After the Varese Sarabande panel, Melinda and I were driven to the historic theater in La Laguna where Clint Mansell would have his concert, but the panel had started and ended late – which means we ended up missing the walking tour of colonial La Laguna.  Gah! We did however get to the reception on time, where we were joined by the other guests, including Carol Goldsmith (Jerry’s widow), John Ottman, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek and his wife, Vasi Vangelos and …