Daily Archives: August 31, 2013

Lecturer’s Proms Broadcast is Out of this World

As part of the BBC Proms season the Head of the Centre for Music Studies, Dr Miguel Mera, took part in a Proms Plus discussion focusing on the use of music in films set in outer space. Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music, an edited version of the conversation with presenter Matthew Sweet and fellow composer Anna Meredith was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 during the interval of the film music Prom on Saturday 31st August and can be heard on the BBC iPlayer until 7th September.

Exploring the approaches composers and filmmakers have taken when representing dark matter, alien environments or distant planets, discussion topics included 1950s science fiction cinema, the uses of music technology, and films such as Tarkovsky’s Solaris, Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and Cameron’s Alien.