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Tim Burton’s movie soundtracks to be performed live

Composer and four-time Oscar nominee Danny Elfman’s soundtracks for Tim Burton films, including Batman, Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Edward Scissorhands, will be performed at Birmingham’s NIA in October.

Danny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim Burton will celebrate a film partnership that has lasted almost three decades, with Elfman and Burton first collaborating in the 1980s for Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. Performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra, the famous film scores will be accompanied by original Tim Burton film sketches, drawings and storyboards.

The special event, celebrating the collaborative nature of film and music, will also feature Danny Elfman playing various instruments and his first public singing performance in 18 years. When asked about the event, Elfman said: “I really look forward to revisiting this body of work, which has been such a huge part of my life, and bringing it to the concert stage. And the idea of performing some of Jack Skellington’s songs from The Nightmare Before Christmas live for the very first time is immensely exciting.” Tim Burton believes it will be “really something special” for audiences to hear Elfman’s scores live for the first time.

Danny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim Burton will take place on October 10th at the Birmingham NIA. Tickets are available from The Ticket Factory.

Luke Langlands

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