Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Live video with Alan Howarth at Sound of Fear: The Musical Universe of Horror, Vision.Sound.Music, London

From the Sound of Fear: The Musical Universe of Horror on the Vision.Sound.Music Website:

Alan Howarth (US)

Epic soundtrack set from Director, John Carpenter’s closest musical collaborator Alan Howarth, performing selections from the soundtracks of Escape From New York, They Live, The Fog, Assault on Precinct 13, The Thing and Halloween (including the much maligned Halloween 3: Season of The Witch.) Howarth’s live performance will be accompanied artist Jade Boyd’s visual montage of these Carpenter classics.

From scores to special sound effects, from Halloween stalkers to Star Trek, Alan Howarth’s electronic imagination has contributed to some of the biggest genre films of the ’80s. Alternately wearing the hats of both composer and sound effects man, Howarth has collaborated with John Carpenter on the music from nearly all of his movies starting with Escape from New York; he’s provided sound design and effects for Poltergeist, Raiders of the Lost Ark, all the Star Trek movies, The Hunt for Red October, Coppola’s Dracula, Total Recall, and Stargate, among others. As a composer, he’s scored all or part of all the Halloween films, composed music for Retribution, The Dentist, and others.