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John Carpenter

Live Retrospective


Paramount Theatre Downtown
Tue., June 14, 8 p.m. 2016 All Ages


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Shocking plot twist: Horror-film director extraordinaire John Carpenter has become one of this century’s most influential musicians. Initially creating his own soundtracks out of necessity, Carpenter has fashioned creepy, minimalist electronic scores that resonate with today’s burgeoning wave of analog-synth fetishists seeking to capture subliminally infernal vibes. For example, his soundtracks for 1970s and ’80s films like Halloween, Assault on Precinct 13, and Escape from New York (the latter two done with Alan Howarth) stealthily frazzle your nerves with a few coolly efficient gestures. Tonight the 68-year-old Carpenter will perform some of his treasured older pieces as well as works from his two Lost Themes collections of majestic, forlorn synth studies that the Sacred Bones label has recently issued. Could be legendary. DAVE SEGAL

Paramount Theatre

911 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

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  • Tue., June 14, 8 p.m. 2016