The idea stemmed from a 25th anniversary Burton/Elfman audio boxset which was released in 2011. “That really forced me to listen to everything again,” says Elfman, “and suddenly it was like, my god, I’d forgotten half of what I’d done. So that kind of opened up my head, and my agent then started pestering me, how about some concert suites? When the offer came in to put on this concert at the Albert Hall it was more than I bargained for, a suite of all the films, but it was the motivation to do it.”
He says the process of compiling the show took around three months. “Going back to the early scores was really quite startling,” he says. “They felt extremely raw, the orchestration sounded almost like I was listening to somebody else, but just because it’s naïve doesn’t make it bad. For these concerts I didn’t want to mess it up and make it sound too slick and overdone, just because I may know a few more tricks now than I did on my first score.”
...Elfman himself will play alongside the BBC Concert Orchestra and sing onstage for the first time since his formative post-punk group Oingo Boingo split in 1995... “I’m really looking forward to this being something that I’m doing all the way through next year,” he says. “I didn’t expect that I’d ever be on the road again (after Oingo Boingo), but it looks like that’s what I’ll be doing and I’m really excited about it.”Baca lengkapnya di sini.