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Star Trek Live In Concert In Australia

Thursday, September 18th, 2014


For Australian fans waiting for Star Trek Live in Concert to come to their country, there is good news with the release of a new schedule of appearances.

The movie and music event will arrive there early next year.


Star Trek into Darkness Soundtrack

Monday, July 28th, 2014


Fans waiting for the release of the Star Trek into Darkness soundtrack need wait no longer.

Star Trek into Darkness: The Deluxe Edition begins shipping this week.


Giacchino Tour Arrives In North America

Thursday, July 17th, 2014


Beginning this weekend, Michael Giacchino‘s Star Trek Live performances will take place in the US.

The performances includes screenings of Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek into Darkness with a full orchestra.


Giacchino To Score Dinosaur Flick

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014


Composer Michael Giacchino, who composed Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek into Darkness, will be the composer for the latest Jurassic Park movie, Jurassic World.

Jurassic World will be released in 3D in June 2015.

Giacchino is a fan of dinosaur movies. His first composing job was writing “the score for the Steven Spielberg-produced video game based on the film The Lost World, which was one of the earliest console video games to feature an original orchestral score.”

Working on Jurassic World “is an incredible opportunity to bring full circle the journey of dinosaurs and film that started in my backyard over thirty years ago,” said Giacchino.

“While this new score will honor the indelible work of John Williams,” said Director Colin Trevorrow, “our mission is the same as the film itself — to create something bold and new for people who love dinosaurs.”

Giacchino TV/Film Panel Appearance

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013


Fans of Michael Giacchino take note; the composer will be appearing with Dave Porter (Breaking Bad) in a discussion panel.

The panel will take place after a screening of Thomas Dolby‘s The Invisible Lighthouse.


Giacchino: Making Trek Music

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013


For composer Michael Giacchino, creating the music for Star Trek into Darkness was less stressful than doing it for Star Trek (2009).

But there was still pressure for Giacchino to get it right and to not disappoint the large Star Trek fanbase.


Giacchino To Score Apes Sequel

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Star Trek Composer Michael Giacchino will be scoring a sequel to the Planet of the Apes.

The sequel is titled Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.


Giacchino: Leading The Film Audience

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

According to composer Michael Giacchino, if a composer is doing his job properly, the music will keep the audience riveted to the movie.

The composer’s job is to work on the emotions of the audience watching the movie.


Giacchino: Working With Abrams

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Michael Giacchino knows what kind of movies he liked as a child and the composer prefers to work with directors that make the same kind of magical movies that he once watched.

Giacchino didn’t always know that he wanted to compose music, but he knew from a young age that he wanted to be associated with moviemaking in some way. “I had been making movies since I was nine,” he said. “I had tons of stop motion films. That’s how I spent my childhood. Making movies, super 8 movies, everything. I knew I always wanted to make movies in some capacity and be a part of what I loved.”


Giacchino Would Return To Trek

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Although doing the score for Star Trek XI was initially a “nightmare” for Michael Giacchino, he would not be averse to returning for Star Trek 2.

High expectations for the J.J. Abrams sequel were anxiety-provoking for Giacchino. “Doing that score was a huge nightmare for me,” he said. “I was so excited up to the point where I actually had to sit there and do it. Then I was like, ‘Oh, my god. What do I do?'”

Giacchino: It’s The Story

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

According to Star Trek XI composer Michael Giacchino, composing the music for a movie is more than just writing music.

Giacchino, who won an Oscar for his work on Up, knows that telling a story is part of the process of composing for movies such as Star Trek XI and television shows such as Lost. “As a film composer, your job is not to write music,” he said. “Your job is to tell a story.”


Trek’s Giacchino Receives BRIT Award Nomination

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Star Trek XI is one of three movies up for the Soundtrack of the Year award for the 2010 Classical BRIT Awards.

The Classical BRIT Awards exist to honor the best in the world of classical music and Britain’s place at its creative heart.


Giacchino To Score John Carter of Mars

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Michael Giacchino (Star Trek XI) will compose the music for John Carter of Mars, the new Andrew Stanton (Wall-E, Finding Nemo) film based on the novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Giacchino020110Fresh off his Oscar win for Pixar’s Up, Giacchino will score John Carter of Mars, which takes place on the “Red Planet” where Civil War veteran John Carter, imprisoned by twelve-foot tall green creatures, escapes and encounters the Princess of Helium.

John Carter of Mars, featuring Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights) as John Carter, is due out in 2012.

Star Trek Wins First Oscar

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

For the first time ever, Star Trek has won an Academy Award.

In one of four categories for which it was nominated, Star Trek XI won an Academy Award.


It’s Been An Up Year For Giacchino

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Michael Giacchino had a productive 2009 and is reaping the rewards of having composed music for Star Trek XI, UP and Lost, while looking ahead to future projects.

Giacchino has already won two Grammys, as well as a Golden Globe for his work in Up. He has been nominated for an Oscar as well for Music Original Score for his work in the animated Pixar film, going up against another composer known for his work on Star Trek, James Horner.