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Q and A with Noted Film Composer Christopher Young

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Q and A with Noted Film Composer Christopher Young


Film composer Christopher Young, whose soundtrack work can be heard on movies as diverse as “Spider-Man 3,” Hellraiser,” and “The Shipping News,” will appear at Butler University for a public question-and-answer session on October 20 and a Butler Symphony Orchestra concert of his music on October 22.

The Q-and-A session will take place in Lilly Hall 124 from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM. It is free and open to all.

The Butler Symphony Orchestra concert will take place at the Schrott Center for the Arts beginning at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for students and seniors. They are available in advance at the Clowes Memorial Hall box office and online here

The orchestra will perform Young’s music from “Hellbound: Hellraiser 2” and “The Monkey King,” as well as “A Night in the Asylum: Central State Hospital” by Rocky J. Reuter, “Autumn Suite” by Richard Auldon Clark (featuring Matt Pivec on saxophone), and “And Then They Just Disappear Into the Night” by Michael Schelle.

Young, a Golden Globe-nominated composer, has written the scores for nearly 100 films. He likes to say that he has two distinct sides: one side that is attracted to abstract ideas and 20th Century music, and the other that enjoys writing “the great American tune.” That dichotomy serves him perfectly as a film composer, constantly called on to write the most dissonant music for a suspense cue one minute and collaborate with a lyricist on an R&B track or a love song the next.

Young has taught a film scoring class at USC for over ten years. He is a two-term past president of The Film Music Society and the president of the Madrid Film Music Festival in Spain.

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