‘Lost’ exclusive video footage: Composer Michael Giacchino rehearses with his orchestra for ‘Lost Live’

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For six years, ‘Lost’ fans have reveled in ‘The Giacchino’ and probably didn’t even realize it.
‘The Giacchino’ refers to composer Michael Giacchino’s poignant and gripping ‘Lost’ score, a body of music that easily transports Losties to the episode, scene, character and moment for which it was written. Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof coined the term as a shorthand direction in their scripts for the actors and director.

Essentially, it indicates everyone needs to brace for Big Feelings Now.
Whether it’s the mournful ‘Life and Death’ track or the melancholic ‘Oceanic 6' or the fabulously exciting ‘The Tangled Web,’ Giacchino’s music has been one of the forces to separate ‘Lost’ from the TV pack. Thursday night, the ‘Lost’ score will take center stage at UCLA’s Royce Hall in a farewell event to the ABC series that will feature Giacchino conducting a 47-member orchestra.


Composed of students from the Colburn School of Performing Arts and nine members of Giacchino’s ‘Lost’ ensemble, the ‘Lost Live’ orchestra will perform seven songs from ‘Lost.’ Several ‘Lost’ actors -- Jorge Garcia, Daniel Dae Kim, Naveen Andrews, Michael Emerson and Nestor Carbonell -- will also participate in the program.

‘For me, it’s about the fact that I get to bring this to the people that allowed us to do this for six years -- the fans who are so devoted to the show,’ Giacchino said. ‘It’s really something pretty special when you get to bring it to them personally like this.’

On Monday night, I attended a rehearsal for the event at the Colburn School. Cuse, who came up with the idea for ‘Lost Live,’ which will benefit Colburn, also made an appearance.

‘If you were to close your eyes and try to identify a television show just by the music, ‘Lost’ is one of the very few shows that you would be able to do that,’ Cuse said.

Let’s give it a try. Click on the following videos to take a trip down ‘Lost’ memory lane. To read more about ‘Lost Live’ and Giacchino’s music, go here.

The following video shows the orchestra rehearsing snippets of the numbers; Giacchino telling the musicians about his last recording session for ‘Lost’; and Carlton Cuse observing the practice. It ends with a special treat: a sampling of the ‘Up’ score for which Giacchino won an Oscar and a Grammy.

In this video, the orchestra rehearses ‘Oceanic 6.’

In this video, the orchestra rehearses ‘The Tangled Web.’

--Maria Elena Fernandez

Videos credit: Maria Elena Fernandez