“Music is an experience, not a science” used to say the greatest composer of this century: Ennio Morricone.
His compositions are the heart of many of the most famous and beautiful films ever made. He worked with producers like Giuseppe Tornatore, Vittorio Gassman and Pier Paolo Pasolini, creating main songs that still today are remembered as the most important parts of the movies.
Life and main works
Ennio was born on 10th November 1928 in Rome. He studied at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory where he graduated in trumpet and composition.
During his life he composed soundtracks for over 500 movies and TV series and he also composed contemporary music.
From the 1970s he became famous even in Hollywood and he collaborated with directors like Oliver Stone, John Carpenter and even Quentin Tarantino.
In 2007 he received the Honorary Lifetime Achievement Academy Award “for his magnificent contributions to the art of film music” and on 28th February 2016 he won the Golden Globe for the soundtracks of “The Hateful Height“ by Quentin Tarantino.
Morricone has also won three Grammy Awards, three Golden Globes, six BAFTAs, ten David di Donatello, eleven Silver Ribbons, two European Film Awards, a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement and a Polar Music Prize.
He has also sold more than 70 million records.
On the 6th July 2020 he passed away and this news left all of his supporters sad and disheartened.
In his honor Giuseppe Tornatore created a documentary called Ennio where he tells part of the life of this legend through interviews and records of his concerts.
The official celebration tour
In 2020 Andrea Morricone, the youngest son of Ennio, will start the Celebration Concert Tour to honor his father.
This tour will have many stages in Europe, Asia and America where the audience will experience a new type of concert because it will not only include music but also videos of the great composer that were never seen before.