Danny Elfman Returns To Singing Live

While Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are widely considered to be joined at the hairdo, it’s composer Danny Elfman (pictured) who has been the director’s most loyal and enduring collaborator. Think of any of Burton’s deranged goth-com fantasies, from “Beetlejuice” and “Batman” to “Sleepy Hollow” and “Frankenweenie,” and it will be Elfman’s barbed and bouncy compositions that spring to mind as readily as man-child misfit heroes or morbid, arachnophile art design. Now their work is being celebrated in a BBC concert: “Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton,” which will premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London next week before several dates in the UK and US. Burton has contributed visual materials for the event, while Elfman, who has marshalled each score into its own suite, will play on stage.

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