Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Orchestra: My dream comes true

How do I put this into words? I really don't know how to describe it. I can only say that it is the most thrilling experience of my life. I have been a film music fanatic since I was 13. I breathe film music. And now, to finally feel this massive live orchestra, made up of some of the best musicians in the world, people who have played for John Williams, James Newton Howard, Michael Kamen, Basil Poledouris, Danny Elfman... and now for AUSTIN WINTORY, my composer and my music partner for life... well, there are no words to describe it.

Over the past month, Austin has been working sleeplessly composing and orchestrating a score that only in my dreams would I have expected to hear put to my own film. This is the kind of score I grew up rushing to the music store to buy upon release. And now, here we are at Warner Brothers at the Clint Eastwood Scoring Stage experiencing it performed as he conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony.

One more day of performance and this experience will be forever locked in my memory as the most special part of my life. This music is magic. It is what gives Captain Abu Raed that layer of life beyond what you see on the screen. And it is finally my dream come true.


Anonymous bakkouz said...

God bless you man, hoping to get a chance to watch the movie very soon :)

12:20 AM  
Blogger Lina said...


1:13 AM  
Blogger Nas said...

man, you are making me excited to watch your movie! and if you don't have a huge premier on a Jordanian screen before showing it any where else in the world, then I will hunt you down and kill you. and i know many others who will join me in the hunt!

5:10 AM  
Anonymous kinzi said...

Thanks for all these GREAT teasers. I can imagine the joy of first seeing, then hearing, the fulfillment of your dream.

6:44 AM  
Blogger Amin Matalqa said...

It is quite magnificent. And no Arabic cliches in this score, just sprinkles of Arabic instruments for texture.

And yes, we are planning a nice premier in Jordan in December.

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Samira said...

Can't wait.

Will you have a premier in LA? before or after the one in Jordan?

10:21 AM  
Blogger Hareega said...

glad to read that, good luck Amin

11:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:52 AM  
Blogger Amin Matalqa said...

Hopefully if we make it into Sundance, we will then bring the film back to LA for an LA premier, then will take it to Berlin and London for screenings there. It all depends of course on which distributors pick it up of course.

12:43 PM  

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