Composer Marco Beltrami to Reimagine Preludes in ‘Bach by Beltrami’

By Logan Martell

On March 3, 2022, Academy Award-nominated composer Marco Beltrami will present his newest project “Bach by Beltrami.”

Known for his scores for films such as “The Hurt Locker,” “A Quiet Place,” and Wes Craven’s “Scream” series, this new work will deconstruct and reimagine Bach’s “Preludes,” to be performed by violinist Sandy Cameron, Lucia Micarelli, cellist Eric Byers, and L.A.’s Delirium Musicum Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Etienne Gara.

“I can think of no better way for me as a composer to fight against the anti-intellectualism climate, than to pay homage to Bach, the master,” Beltrami said in a press release. “His music contains the musical seeds of the human condition. He transcends pain and suffering and oppression by offering freedom of thought. Many people are unaware of Bach because he has been stuffed into a rigidly labeled box which one is supposed to open without proper training. The purpose of this project is to take Bach out of this box and reveal side to him that have remained obscured from public view. To clearly show his relevance and the variety of emotional content that he endured and transcribed, and which has resonated sympathetically with me. I have interpreted Bach’s map with my own emotional compass.”

The performance will be held at The Soraya in Northridge, Calfornia, with tickets available for purchase starting at $41.