This summer, the Grammy Museum wants to celebrate Elfman’s silver year in the biz of making movie scores by inviting us to “An Evening with Danny Elfman.” Grammy foundation Vice president Scott Goldman will be there asking questions and taking your questions for the man behind scores of films like Spider Man, Milk, Mission: Impossible, and of course all the Tim Burton movies like Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman, Big Fish, and Bettlejuice.
If you’re a young 20-something-year-old, odds are you probably heard a Danny Elfman theme before ever realizing you were listening to a Danny Elfman theme. Remember watching The Simpsons for the first time? Neither do I, but I I think just about everyone can hum Elfman’s opening music. It’s engraved in my memory, never to be forgotten.
With that in mind, the Grammy Museum is putting together “An Evening with Danny Elfman,” which means you get to see/maybe meet the man behind the movie music. Wanna know what it’s been like to work with Tim Burton 13 different times? Well, you can ask him yourself in two weeks.
Years before Elfman created the theme heard round the world that is The Simpsons, he was leading the high energy band Oingo Boingo. Then, cut to 1985, when a young Tim Burton approached a young Danny Elfman, and asked him to score his first feature film Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. 13 films, four Oscar nominations, one Grammy and 25 years later, Burton and Elfman are Hollywood pros and still very involved (with each other’s work, of course).
Elfman will also be talking about the new box set that celebrates his 25-years of work with Tim Burton. The box set includes 13 scores by, a lot of art work, a DVD with a conversation between the legends, and other things.
“An Evening with Danny Elfman” tickets are $20 and are now on presale, for American Express buyers. For everyone else, tickets will go on sale Wednesday, June 1st at noon on Ticketmaster.
Will you be there to celebrate?