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C Torres Powerpoint Presentation

  1. 1. DANNY ELFMANBIOGRAPHY, COMPOSITION HISTORY, LISTENING GUIDES
  2. 2. EARLY LIFE Born May 29, 1953 in Los Angeles, California. Milton Elfman (Father) Jazz trumpet player Listened to classical music growing up Proficient in playing jazz guitar and violin (without lessons)
  3. 3. TchaikovskyINFLUENCES Favored Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky Other influences: Bernard Herrmann, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Miklos Rozsa, and Stravinsky Franz Waxman Bernard Herrmann
  4. 4. THE TROUPE Joining his brother, Richard Danny’s first composition Creation of “Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo” in 1972 Danny became lead singer and director (band transitions) 1995 band split
  5. 5. FIRST HIT 1985 “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” Tim Burton’s first hit film Danny’s first famed scores Beginning of a successful partnership
  6. 6. FRIENDLY COLLABORATION Perfect match Some movies they partnered in:Pee-wee’s BigAdventure, Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, BatmanReturns, The Nightmare BeforeChristmas, Mars Attacks!, SleepyHollow, Planet of the Apes, BigFish, Charlie and the ChocolateFactory, Corpse Bride and Alice inWonderland No restrictions
  7. 7. THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Danny composed soundtrack Voice of “Jack Skellington” the Pumpkin King Mass produced and Various covers Marilyn Manson 13th anniversary release  Marilyn Manson NBC Bedding
  8. 8. WORK OUT OF BURTON Danny valued composing Challenge of Burton films Similar relationship with Raimi for Spider-Man films
  9. 9. AWARDS• Copious awards and nominations• Grammy• Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror (Saturn Award)• Academy• BMI Film & TV
  10. 10. STILL COMPOSING
  11. 11. COMPOSITION HISTORY
  12. 12. BEETLEJUICE Beetlejuice Titles Early in career Released 1988 Danny Elfman & Harry Belafonte Harry Belafonte #118 on Billboard 200 albums chart
  13. 13. EDWARD SCISSORHANDS Edward Scissorhands Introduction Sounds mystical Released in 1990 by MCA Composition organizer:Steve Bartek (Fellow band mate)
  14. 14. NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS  The Nightmare Before Christmas Overture  Released in 1993 by Walt Disney Records  Influence  Orchestra  Example
  15. 15. ALICE IN WONDERLAND  Tim Burtons adaptation  “Almost Alice”  Released 2010 by Walt Disney Records
  16. 16. LISTENING GUIDES
  17. 17. EDWARD SCISSORHANDS Conjunct melody Celeste String ensemble Women’s choir (homophonic) Resemble ghosts
  18. 18. ALICE IN WONDERLAND  Verse-chorus  Fast tempo  Familiarity: women’s choir & celeste  Drums dramatize  Tuba emphasizes  Clarinet plays melody
  19. 19. BEETLEJUICE  Fast tempo  Intense tuba & trombone  Dissonance…scream  Piano: Minor mode  Distinct timbre: French horn  Cymbal presents circus sound  Choir, drum solo
  20. 20. NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS  Jingle bells: Christmas theme  Brass ensemble  Tuba contrast: Halloween theme  Fast tempo: xylophone  Melancholy: strings  Finale: harp
  21. 21. WORKS CITED• Bing Entertainment. (2011). Danny Elfman/ Biography. Retrieved October 4, 2011, from Bing Celebrities : http://www.bing.com/celebrities/bio/search?q=Danny+Elfman&id=4f7f7b3b-249e-d7d8-998f- dd8b16899199&FORM=CELCOL• Elfman, D. (1990, May). Danny Elfman on Nightwatch. (Nightwatch, Interviewer)• Elfman, R. (2009, May 7). Oingo Boingo: The Complete History. Retrieved October 4, 2011, from Buzzine: http://www.buzzinemusic.com/article/music-oingo-boingo-05072009• IMDb. (2011). Awards for Danny Elfman. Retrieved October 4, 2011, from IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000384/awards• McIntyre, G. (2010, November 18). Los Angeles Times. Danny Elfman knows the score: Tim Burton ‘opened every door for me’ .• Yak, G. (n.d.). Danny Elfman Biography. Retrieved October 4, 2011, from Blunt Instrument: http://www.bluntinstrument.org.uk/elfman/bio/index.html

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