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SCREEN & STAGE: John Altman – Composer, Arranger, Saxophonist and Conductor
August 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Since starting his career at the age of 3 with Judy Garland, Emmy and BAFTA winning composer John Altman has enjoyed a multi faceted career as composer/arranger/saxophonist and conductor. Among his movie credits are Goldeneye, Titanic (for which he provided all the period music), Life of Brian (for which he arranged Always Look On The Bright Side of Life), Shall We Dance, Little Voice and most recently the BFI restoration of the 1928 silent classic Anthony Asquith’s Shooting Stars. He has written over 4,000 TV commercials worldwide and as a saxophonist has performed with Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Van Morrison and Amy Winehouse among others.
As an arranger he has been responsible for 19 platinum records including hit songs for Rod Stewart, George Michael, Tina Turner, Barry White, Diana Ross, Bjork and Van Morrison.
John Altman will screen the film Shooting Stars on Thursday, August 3rd at 7 p.m. at Lillie Auditorium, followed by a “Conversation with John Altman” hosted by David Gross.
On Creating a New Score for Shooting Stars by John Altman