FILM FEST GENT ANNOUNCES THE WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS ON 17 OCTOBER 2018 with special guest CARTER BURWELL
Within the framework of the upcoming World Soundtrack Awards, Film Fest Gent will host the very first concert dedicated to Carter Burwell’s film work. Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Dirk Brossé, will perform his original scores accompanied by film clips on the big screen.
Film Fest Gent welcomes Carter Burwell as central guest at the 18th World Soundtrack Awards. Ne...ver before has music of the globally acclaimed composer, especially known through his collaboration with the Coen Brothers, been performed live.
The American composer is considered one of the most brilliant film composers of his generation, known for his compelling scores including 'Being John Malkovich', 'In Bruges', 'Where The Wild Things Are', 'Twilight' and his unique collaborations with some of the world’s most respected filmmakers such as the Coen Brothers ('Fargo', 'True Grit', 'Miller’s Crossing', 'No Country for Old Men') and Todd Haynes ('Carol', 'Wonderstruck', 'Mildred Pierce', 'Velvet Goldmine'). Earlier this year, the acclaimed American composer received an Academy Award Nomination and Golden Globe nomination for Martin McDonagh’s darkly comedic drama ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’.
The World Soundtrack Awards concert will also feature music by Nicholas Britell, Academy Award-nominated composer, pianist and producer. Last year during the World Soundtrack Awards, the American composer won the ‘Discovery of the Year’ award for Barry Jenkins’ Oscar-winning film 'Moonlight'.
So excited to finally be able to share this thrilling news. I love Scotland so much. So many happy memories. I love the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Br...illiant musicians. I will be joined by some very dear composer and musician friends in Glasgow and Edinburgh this November 16 and 17, 2018. This is going to be a film music concert for the history books! Do not miss this!
Varèse Sarabande 40th Anniversary Concert
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Hollywood is coming to Glasgow! Join the RSNO as we reunite with legendary film label Varèse Sarabande to celebrate its 40th anniversary in style. Varèse producer Robert Townson is joined by conductor Diego Navarro and an exciting group of superstar composers – including the legendary Patrick Doyle and Rachel Portman – as we look back on some of the label’s greatest highlights. With tributes to Jerry Goldsmith (Alien), Elmer Bernstein (To Kill a Mockingbird) and Alex North (Spartacus), plus blockbuster television themes (Game of Thrones) and movies (The Goonies, Back to the Future, The Matrix, The Abyss, The Iron Giant, Terminator 2, The Last of The Mohicans and Stargate), make sure you don’t miss this red carpet gala celebration!
Royal Albert Hall presents
AN EVENING WITH JOHN WILLIAMS IN CONCERT
Friday 26 October 2018
For the first time in 22 years, John Williams will return to the UK to conduct his iconic film scores in concert.
This special appearance by the 86-year-old composer, his first in the UK for 22 years, will be complemented by orchestral screenings of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ – playing for the first time ever in the UK – Jurassic Park, Home Alone, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Star Wars: A New Hope.
Reunited with the London Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra that recorded his 1977 masterpiece Star Wars: A New Hope among other acclaimed scores, Williams will take the audience on a journey through some of the most successful movie music in living memory.
In a career spanning six decades and with five Academy awards, fifty-one Oscar nominations, seven BAFTAS, twenty-four Grammys, four Golden Globes, five Emmys and numerous gold and platinum records, John Williams needs little introduction.
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LISTEN TO THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WITH STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE IN CONCERT
UK Premiere, Royal Albert Hall, London
Friday 16 – Sunday 18 November 2018
Starts: 2:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm
In March 1977, the musicians of the 87-piece London Symphony Orchestra laid down a film score recording that would change the landscape of movie music – the ‘most memorable score of all time’ – John Williams’ Star Wars: A New Hope.
The LSO’s relationship with John Williams would last for decades afterwards, with blockbuster scores for Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, several of the Harry Potter franchise, and not to mention the next five of the Star Wars films to follow.
Feel the force this November at the Royal Albert Hall, as Star Wars: A New Hope is presented live in concert for the first time in the UK. George Lucas’ 1977 classic will be projected in high-definition on the big screen, accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra – taking John Williams’ epic score to a breath-taking new dimension.
Set nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, A New Hope sees Luke Skywalker thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance, where he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke’s Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire.
These concerts will form the centrepiece of the Hall’s dedicated Star Wars Festival, a celebration featuring a galaxy of events including Q&As, concerts, exhibitions and other special events to be announced in due course.
Star Wars: A New Hope will also tour the UK following this European premiere.
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ALIENS INVADE FIMUCITÉ’S TWELFTH EDITION 2018
The Tenerife International Film Music Festival will celebrate a new edition in September (21st - 29th) 2018.
The Tenerife Auditorium will host the spectacular live-to-picture concert: “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”....
A selection of film classics related to "Alien Encounters" will be played at the Festival’s Closing Night Gala, performed by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra.
The Tenerife International Film Music Festival (FIMUCITÉ) will be celebrating its twelfth edition from September 21st to 29th, 2018. The Festival will be devoted to the impressive and acclaimed film genre of UFO sightings and aliens invasions. The event will be held thanks to the sponsorship of Cabildo Insular de Tenerife, the Canary Islands Government, and Santa Cruz de Tenerife and La Laguna councils.
On Friday, September 28th, at 8:00 pm, Auditorio de Tenerife will host a spectacular live-to-picture concert conducted by the Festival artistic director, renowned composer and conductor Diego Navarro.The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, the Tenerife Film Choir and the Children’s Choir of Santa Cruz Music Conservatory will perform John William’s legendary score for "Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (1978). Steven Spielberg's masterpiece, which won eight Oscars nominations including Best Music, can be enjoyed for the first time, since it will be the European Première of this unique live experience of both seeing the movie screened on the big screen and listening to the music performed live simultaneously. Moreover, this will also be the first symphonic live-to-picture concert to take place in the Canary Islands.
FIMUCITÉ 12 Closing Night Gala, entitled “The truth is out there” as a tribute to the popular TV series “The X-Files”, will be held on September 29th at 7:00 pm, at Auditorio de Tenerife. Exciting scores from the UFO sighting and aliens invasions subgenre will be played at this concert. Soundtracks from movies such as “Mars Attack” (1996, composed by Danny Elfman), “Contact” (1997, Alan Silvestri), “Abyss”(1989, Alan Silvestri), “Starman” (1989, Jack Nietzche), “The thing” (1982, Ennio Morricone) or even “The X-Files” (1993, Mark Snow) will be part of the repertoire.
FIMUCINEMA, the competitive section of the festival, will celebrate its sixth edition in 2018 awarding the best scores in three categories: feature film, documentary and short film. Contest call will be open shortly. Likewise, a new edition of FIMUCITÉ Film Scoring Academy will take place during the Festival week. These activities, free of charge, are aimed to audiovisual composers, both students and professionals, interested in specialized training.
More details on FIMUCITÉ 12’s concerts will be announced soon, as well as the names of the guests and professionals to be honored by the Festival.
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THE KRAKÓW FILM MUSIC FESTIVAL HAVE ANNOUNCED THE 2018 PROGRAM
Special guests of the 11th Film Music Festival:
Agnieszka Holland, Krzysztof Penderecki, Michael Nyman,
Elliot Goldenthal, David Arnold and Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz
The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK presents
FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE: SPACE
Throughout May and June 2018
Including the European Première of
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND ‘Live’
Krakow Film Music Festival 2018
MICHAEL NYMAN THE FOURTH WINNER OF THE WOJCIECH KILAR AWARD!
The Jury of the Kilar Award granted the award to the British artist for his ability to create musical metaphors, helping the spectator to read between the lines....
FILM FEST GHENT 2017
GUESTS AT THE WSA GALA & CONCERT
Terence Blanchard, David Shire, Joe Kraemer, Dave Porter, Michael Abels: Only some of the sounding names that will be present at the WSA Gala & Concert on October 18th....
WSA GALA & CONCERT - OCTOBER 18TH
An evening of film music by Brussels Philharmonic under the direction of Dirk Brossé with big screen clips is already a wonderful experience, but what the WSA Gala & Concert really makes unique are the international guests. Composer and musician Terence Blanchard has won an invitation with his jazzy movie music for Spike Lee. During the he will perform.
David Shire ('Zodiac', 'The Taking of Pelham One Two Three') and Joe Kraemer ('Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation', 'Jack Reacher') too will perform at the concert.
Also among the nominees present are a lot of spectacular composers. Dustin O'Halloran and Hauschka were nominated for their soundtrack for 'Lion'. Film composer Rupert Gregson-Williams can write his name among some prestigious projects, such as 'Wonder Woman', 'The Prince of Egypt' and 'Hotel Rwanda'. Series as 'Better Call Saul' and 'Breaking Bad' color once again the palmares of Dave Porter. Jean-Luc Fafchamps already experienced a red runner-up moment earlier at the festival for the opening film. After all, he composed the music for 'Insyriated'. History will remind Michael Abels as the film music composer for the cult hit 'Get Out'. Tickets are still available for this musical top evening.
SYMPHONIC JAZZ CONCERT - OCTOBER 19TH
The Symphonic Jazz Concert will undoubtedly be a top priority. The evening is a contraction of contemporary and classic jazz tunes from movies, with big screen imagery. For the occasion, Brussels Philharmonic and Brussels Jazz Orchestra join hands. But for those who want tickets, there's only bad news: the concert is sold out!
HANS ZIMMER ‘LIVE' IN PRAGUE
The epic concert recorded in 4K
Global cinema screenings from 1 October 2017...
Zimmer’s critically acclaimed European Tour arrived at the sold out O2 Arena in the Czech capital, bringing with him a support cast of 72 musicians, which included a full choir, symphony orchestra and his own 21-piece hand-picked backing band that featured Johnny Marr (The Smiths) and many of Academy Award-winner Hans’ closest friends and collaborators.
That night, the sell-out, 17,000 strong crowd witnessed an incredible live show of music from Hans’ unparalleled career, enhanced by a cutting-edge, immersive light show and award winning live audio production. From Pirates of the Caribbean to The Lion King to The Dark Knight, Hans’ career has seen him lend his hand to some of cinemas greatest successes, working alongside acclaimed directors including Ridley Scott, Michael Bay and Christopher Nolan, most recently working with the latter on this summer’s epic ‘Dunkirk’. This concert film gives fans of the films and his work the perfect seat to see the musical maestro at work, set to a ground-breaking light show, stunning visuals and state-of-the-art audio.
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THE CLOSING GALA OF FIMUCITÉ WILL PAY HOMAGE TO THE LATE COMPOSER DANIEL LICHT
Daniel Licht: March 13, 1957 – August 2, 2017
- Best known as the composer of the original score for the TV drama ‘Dexter’, Licht also composed the soundtracks for the adaptations of Steven King’s ‘Thinner’, ‘Children of the Corn 2’ and ‘Children of the Corn 3’. These will be performed in a world premiere during the closing gala concert ‘Stephen King’s Night Gallery’....
NEW CONCERT TOUR BY JOHN CARPENTER IN THE USA AND CANADA
OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2018
On Halloween 2014, the director and composer John Carpenter introduced the world to the next phase of his career with “Vortex,” the first single from Lost Themes, his first-ever solo record. In the months that followed, Lost Themes rightfully returned Carpenter to the forefront of the discussion of music and film’s crucial intersection. Carpenter’s foundational primacy and lasting influence on ge...
ROYAL ALBERT HALL PRESENTS
BAFTA CONVERSATIONS WITH SCREEN COMPOSERS - JAMES NEWTON HOWARD
Monday 9 October 2017
BAFTA and the Royal Albert Hall, in association with PRS for Music, present a conversation with screen composer James Newton Howard about the creative process of composition....
BAFTA-nominated screen composerJames Newton Howard (The Dark Knight, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) is one of the most versatile and respected composers working in film, with a career spanning over thirty years and over 120 films.
Across his career, Howard has enjoyed longstanding collaborations with directors including M. Night Shyamalan, having scored eight of his films since The Sixth Sense and Francis Lawrence, scoring all of his films since I Am Legend. Further credits include Pretty Woman, Nightcrawler, Batman Begins, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and The Dark Knight, for which he received a BAFTA nomination with composer, Hans Zimmer.
This year, his score for the Netflix series, A Series of Unfortunate Events sees Howard nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Composition for a series – his fifth nomination to date.
In association with PRS for Music, this is the latest in a series featuring world-class composers across film, television and games discussing their work on some of the industry’s most celebrated scores.
FESTIVAL OF FILM: MICHAEL GIACCHINO AT 50 WITH SOME OF HOLLYWOOD’S HOTTEST DIRECTORS
Concert: 20 October 2017
Some of Hollywood’s hottest directors will join Michael Giacchino on stage at the acclaimed composer’s first ever major career retrospective – a one-off celebration being held at the Royal Albert Hall in October....
Gareth Edwards (Rogue One), Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World), Carlton Cuse (TV’s Lost) and Pixar alumni Pete Docter (Up, Inside Out), Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) and Andrew Stanton (who worked with Giacchino on John Carter) are all confirmed for the show on Friday 20 October, and will introduce music from their memorable collaborations with Michael.
Giacchino – who won an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Grammy for his accompaniment to Pixar’s heartbreaking, heartwarming Up – will also present music from War for the Planet of the Apes, Marvel movies, and the cult video game, Medal of Honor, at the event, which is being hosted by TV personality and special effects whiz, Adam Savage (Mythbusters).
Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “We’re so thrilled to welcome some of Hollywood’s most exciting and talented filmmakers to the Hall to help celebrate Michael’s 50th birthday. The Festival of Film exists to bring movie music to centre-stage, and this unmissable one-off event will be full of special guests, surprises and unforgettable scores.”
Michael Giacchino was born in New Jersey in October 1967. He began his career writing video game music for DreamWorks, and after being talent-spotted by Steven Spielberg, became the first person to write an orchestral score for the PlayStation.
His work sparked the interest of producer and director J. J. Abrams, and their relationship led to scores for the hit TV series Alias and Lost – for which he an Emmy – followed by feature films, Mission Impossible III, Super 8, Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness.
Meanwhile, he became one of animation studio Pixar’s favourite composers, creating the music for smash-hit successes Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Inside Out and, most memorably, Up. His score for that instant classic included the immortal ‘Married Life’, and won him an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Grammy.
Subsequent successes have included Jurassic World, Zootropolis, Doctor Strange and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, being the musical director for the Oscars in 2008, and dominating this summer at the box-office, with the scores for War for the Planet of the Apes and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Posted on Wednesday 23 August 2017 by Rick Burin
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THE SECOND EDITION OF THE FIMUCITÉ FILM SCORING ACADEMY PLACES ITS SPOTLIGHT ON MUSIC FOR MOVIES AND VIDEOGAMES
September 28th – 30th
- A unique opportunity to receive specialised training from world-renown experts in composition for audiovisual media....