2008 – 2009 Concert Season
Guest Conductor, Hummie Mann
Sunday, June 7, 2009, at 6:00 PM
Museum of History and Industry
Men From Mars
A Tribute to the Music in Science Fiction and Horror Films
Pontiac Bay will perform music from contemporary and classic Science Fiction and Horror films.
A two-time Emmy-Award winning composer and arranger, Hummie Mann has scored feature and television projects for many of Hollywood's top directors, including Mel Brooks, Jonathan Kaplan, Norman Jewison, Peter Bogdanovich, Jim Abrahams, Rob Reiner, Simon Wincer, and Joe Dante.
Among his credits are the feature films Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Thomas and the Magic Railroad, the IMAX film Cyberworld 3D, Year of the Comet, Falltime, Benefit of the Doubt, After the Rain, and Wooly Boys, starring Peter Fonda and Kris Kristofferson. Some of his credits for television include the mini-series P.T. Barnum, the mini-series remake of In Cold Blood, the HBO film The Second Civil War, the Showtime movie Rescuers: Tales of Courage – Two Women, the MTV biopic Meatloaf: To Hell and Back, the CBS movie . . . first do no harm, starring Meryl Streep, and the Homecoming episode of Showtime's Master of Horror series.
Mann has also worked on many other films in a variety of capacities: he conducted the scores to Roll Bounce, A Walk to Remember, City Slickers, and The Addams Family, co-produced the scores to Sleepless in Seattle and A Few Good Men, and orchestrated on many other films, including Sister Act, Misery, and Dying Young.
In addition to his busy composing career, he is also the founder and principal instructor of the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program, is a member of the board of governors for the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and frequently travels abroad to teach film scoring programs. A native of Montreal, Canada, Mann and his family have made the Seattle area their home for the past several years.
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