Goblin playing live soundtrack to Dario Argento’s Profondo Rosso in February 2015…
Possibly not first-date material, unless you know your prospective partner is really into horror, but should next Valentine’s Day go well, a week later you can treat them to a performance of Dario Argento’s Profondo Rosso (AKA Deep Red or The Hatchet Murders) with live musical accompaniment from Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin.
Taking place at Barbican Hall on Saturday 21 February 2015 – and coinciding with Profondo Rosso’s 40th anniversary – it’ll be the first time Goblin have ever played their original score live to a screening of the film in the UK.
Goblin composed music for several films by Dario Argento but Profondo Rosso was the first. When jazz pianist and composer Giorgio Gaslini left the project after Argento questioned his score, and having failed to get Pink Floyd to replace him, Argento called Italian band Cherry Five in at short notice. They renamed themselves Goblin and, legend has it, wrote the new soundtrack in one night.
Once heard, Goblin’s scores are never quite forgotten – and Profondo Rosso is no exception. Characterised by its synth-heavy sound and chilling central theme, it’s the perfect partner to one of Argento’s most celebrated films.
Naturally, you’ll need to be aged 18+ to witness this classic of the giallo horror subgenre. But with 50 VIP package tickets available, each including a pre-concert meet-and-greet with the band and a limited edition screen-printed poster, this could be a second-date night to remember.
Ticket information can be found on the Barbican website: