KCRW and Disney to host preview of Daft Punk's 'Tron: Legacy' score on Saturday [Updated]
The waiting is almost over for one of the most anticipated musical events of 2010: the unveiling of Daft Punk's score for Disney's upcoming film, "Tron: Legacy." Although the Internet has been overflowing with snippets both real and fake (mostly the latter) for the last half-year, only a few pieces of Daft Punk's score, which the French electronic duo has been working on for the last two years, have seen the light of day thus far.
That will all change on Saturday, when "Tron: Legacy" director Joseph Kosinski is scheduled to sit down for a soundtrack preview event with KCRW music director Jason Bentley, who served as the music supervisor on the film. They will have a conversation about the creation of the score, and play a wide range of pieces from it. The event will be presented by Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Records and KCRW, but will not be open to the public. (Pop & Hiss, however, will be attending, and will relay what we can from the listening session.)
Bentley, who was instrumental in luring Daft Punk into the fold to create the score, is to, along with Kosinski, share stories on the making of the music. According KCRW's news release: "The highly anticipated original motion picture score, slated for nationwide release Tuesday, December 7, 2010, has never been heard before, despite rumors and purported leaks to the contrary. This will be the official, exclusive presentation of music from the album, which contains 22 tracks total."
The location for the event has not been announced.
[Updated, 4:31 p.m.: KCRW will offer a stream of the “Tron: Legacy” soundtrack preview event in its entirety – including a conversation between director Kosinski and music supervisor Bentley, as well as track previews – on demand at KCRW.com starting Monday, November 29, with a portion slated for airing on the station’s morning music show, Bentley's Morning Becomes Eclectic.]
-- Randall Roberts
Photo: A scene from "Tron: Legacy." Credit: Disney Enterprises