April 10, 2017
Exciting New Book & CD Review plus Interview in AsturScore!
Review of SIMIANS & SERIALISM and MUSIC WRITTEN FOR THE FILM PLANET OF THE APES CD plus extensive Q&A of John O'Callaghan, written by Oscar Salazar at AsturScore.
AsturScore: Going Ape with John O'Callaghan
February 8, 2017
Interview of Author and Producer, John O'Callaghan
Here's a link to the PLANET OF THE APES Fanzine “Simian Scrolls.” (free PDF download)
Interview on Page 29. Special thanks to Dave Ballard and John Roche!
March 24, 2016, NOW BACK IN STOCK!!
SIMIANS & SERIALISM
by John O'Callaghan
The 3rd Print Run has arrived from the Factory! SIMIANS & SERIALISM is a new book with a detailed history and analysis of Jerry Goldsmith's landmark score to the 1968 film, PLANET OF THE APES. SIMIANS & SERIALISM is a must-have, must-read for every admirer of Jerry Goldsmith, film music, fans of the Arthur P. Jacobs “Planet of the Apes” film series and motion picture history buffs.
SIMIANS & SERIALISM:
ISBN 978-1-5136-0066-6 Copyright © 2015 by John O’Callaghan All Rights Reserved.
February 8, 2016 News!
Music Written For The Film PLANET OF THE APES
On the 48th anniversary of the release of the film PLANET OF THE APES and just two days from the 87th birthday of composer JERRY GOLDSMITH, Pithikos Entertainment is proud to announce the release of a New Digital Recording of the Complete Score to PLANET OF THE APES.
Praise For SIMIANS & SERIALISM:
“Simians & Serialism manages to be a comprehensive and enthusiastic
journey through the complex process of composing and recording
one of Jerry Goldsmith’s greatest scores.”
Conductor of the BBC Orchestra “Planet of the Apes-Live” Concert
“Your book is not only a fascinating and informative read but it is also a
treasure trove of the countless behind-the-scenes goings-on which impact
not only on the final film but also on the creative process along the way. I am absolutely certain that Jerry Goldsmith would have approved your work - in particular decoding his 12 tone matrix!”
Head Percussionist of the BBC Orchestra “Planet of the Apes-Live” Concert
“...Because of this book I now know Schoenberg’s rules of serialism in music
can, if you are as good a composer as Mr. Goldsmith, produce melody, harmony and rhythm and still be totally serial. So already this book gets a shining
review from me because it taught me something...One of the better books I’ve read on both films and film scoring in recent years and certainly a hearty recommendation from me.”
—From the review posted on the Nuts4R2 blog.
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“...First of all, it's a nirvana for Jerry Goldsmith fans as a thorough examination of one of his landmark scores, broken down cue by cue, and explained in a way
that's very accessible and understandable to those who do not possess a music degree (though NOT 'dumbed down' in any way)...”
—From the review by Robert Hubbard on the “GoodReads.com” website.
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