Composer Clint Mansell Hosting Intimate Live Shows in Los Angeles
Wow, this is huge news if you're a fan of Clint Mansell. The award-winning composer is known for rarely ever making appearances, but is one of the most beloved composers working in Hollywood today. Mansell is most well known for scoring Darren Aronofsky's films, like Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain and Black Swan, but will be hosting a live event in LA for two nights celebrating the release of his score for Massy Tadjedin's drama Last Night. During his first ever live shows in the US, Mansell and the Sonus Quartet will perform pieces of the score, as well as performances of his other music. Oh, I will be there, no question.
The event was announced today on Clint Mansell's official blog, and tickets can already be purchased from the venue, if interested. The performances will take place starting at 8PM at Largo at the Coronet in West Hollywood on the evenings of April 4th & 5th. Tickets are only $30 to get in, but you better grab one now, as these things are going to disappear very quickly. And it seems like this is pretty much a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity anyway. During his first ever live shows in the US, Grammy/Golden Globe nominated Mansell and the Sonus Quartet will perform selections from the Last Night score, plus performances of other works, which include scores for Darren Aronofsky's films and Duncan Jones' Moon (another excellent sci-fi score).
Clint Mansell's filmography also includes scores for: Faster, Farewell, The Rebound, Definitely Maybe, Smokin' Aces, Sahara, Knockaround Guys, plus Aronofsky's Pi and The Wrestler, too. Milan Records will release the score for Last Night on digipak CD and limited 180g vinyl on March 27th, even though the film hit theaters back in mid-2011. I'm just insanely excited to see Mansell performing live in person, it's rare to ever get this experience with a legendary composer anyway, especially someone as prolific as Mansell. I saw John Williams live last year and enjoyed that, and I won't be missing this. For more info, see his blog post.