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The War of the Worlds (1953) - Live Score Performed by Dustin Edward Howard


Sat 6/29: 7:30p

Only at Circle Cinema can you experience a sci-fi classic like never before as Tulsa composer Dustin Edward Howard presents a special live music performance accompanying HG Wells' “The War of the Worlds.” Celebrate World UFO Day with us, costumes are encouraged! Tickets $20 members, $25 non-members.

Dustin has delighted Circle audiences with his live shows at annual screenings of "Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages." Join him for a truly out-of-this-world evening, with the classic film on the big screen while he plays an original live score with guitars, drums, synths, a light show, and even Circle's 1928 pipe organ!

Originally released in 1953, "The War of the Worlds" has become a staple of sci-fi film. Scientist Clayton Forrester (Gene Barry) and Sylvia Van Buren (Ann Robinson) are the first to arrive at the site of a meteorite crash. Soon after, an alien war machine emerges and begins killing at random. The Marines are called in, but they're no match for the aliens' force field. Forrester and Van Buren, however, are able to wound one of the creatures and procure a sample of its blood. They take it to Los Angeles where they hope, through testing, to be able to discover the aliens' weakness.

Dustin's work as a composer includes original film soundtracks, documentaries, music for video games and podcasts. As a composer, Dustin combines his skills as a versatile multi-instrumentalist with his passion for sound engineering, sound design, and music production. He is influenced by everything from vintage video game scores and 70's horror synth soundtracks to Prog and Alternative Rock and ambient noise. He is equally as comfortable creating analog scores in real time as he is composing digital scores. He has also written, recorded with and produced a number of alternative bands over the last 15 years, currently with GROUCHO. He has worked on music for Sesame Street Shorts, several short films, live scores and videogames. He has composed scores for several episodes of Osiyo: Voices of the Cherokee People and was a recipient of a Heartland Emmy Award in 2022 and 2023 for his work on the series. Dustin is finishing up two film scores this winter, while also opening Noise Town Tulsa, a rehearsal, recording and event room on Route 66.






1hr 25m

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