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Friday, Oct. 7, 2005

Sound tracked

Renowned for composing some of the most memorable film scores in cinema history, Ennio Morricone first gained fame for his sometimes eerie, always distinctive soundtracks to the spaghetti westerns directed by Sergio Leone in the 1960s, such as "Once Upon a Time in the West." Not permitted to use a full orchestra due to budget constraints, Morricone combined gunshots, electric guitars, harmonica, cooing soprano vocals and Sicilian folk instruments, creating as much drama and tension as the action unfolding on screen.

On this tour, Morricone will conduct the Rome Symphony Orchestra with soprano Filippa Giordano, performing some of his best-loved scores.

Ennio Morricone at Tokyo International Forum Pool A, Oct. 8-9. Tickets are 16,000, yen 13,000 yen and 10,000 yen. For tickets call Kyodo Tokyo on (03) 3498-9999 or (03) 3498-6666.

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