Composer Clint Mansell Hosting Intimate Live Shows in Los Angeles

January 18, 2012
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Clint Mansell

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.

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No fair! All the good stuff happens in either LA or NY!! Could you please do a video blog or write about it after so the rest of us could fawn over it and be sorrowful we couldn't make it? Thanks!  

Ron on Jan 18, 2012


Just been listening to "Now For A Feast", I miss the original Poppies. One more, no more Clint.

thehoodedclaw on Jan 18, 2012


LUX AETERNA is the shit! It has been used in so many movies, it has really become a staple for any epic scene in a trailer. You put that song to pouring tea in slow motion and it would be an instant epic.

DAVIDPD on Jan 18, 2012


you def are a lucky basterd :/ kinda makes me want to live in u s of a, i mean its a living legend we are talking about. well, ..enjoy the show in our name also and make sure you post some videos or something.

Dgh on Jan 19, 2012


I wonder if he'll drop some PWEI as an encore!   Not Now James We're Busy!

Chet Desmond on Jan 19, 2012


I bought my ticket seconds after reading this post can't wait! Clint is a legend in the composing game! Never been to anything like this before( a concert from a film composer). Should be out of this world!

alidir08 on Jan 19, 2012


After seeing James Newton Howard perform (also for the first time ever) at the Dallas Symphony hall this past weekend I can only imagine how amazing Clint's music will sound live. He's a very gifted composer and you ain't kidding, get your tickets now!  Looking forward to your write up Alex, should you do one that is:P

Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012


Amazing write-up! This could aid plenty of people find out more about this particular issue. Are you keen to integrate video clips coupled with these? It would absolutely help out. Your conclusion was spot on and thanks to you; I probably won’t have to describe everything to my pals. I can simply direct them here!

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I live in New York, this should be in New York. Events like these give me more reason to move to LA.

The_Kid89 on Jan 20, 2012

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