Film Music Seminar
Film Fest Gent annualy organises the Film Music Seminar in collaboration with the University College Gent, School of Arts and curated by dr. Martine Huvenne. Year after year, famous and important professionals of the film music industry teach participants about film music or sound design.
More information on the Film Music Seminar 2016 can be found here from Augustus onwards.
The former edition of the Film Music & Sound Seminar was held on 22 October 2015 and focused on 'British Film Music'.
The first part of the seminar focused on a conversation with composer George Fenton and his longlasting collaboration with director Ken Loach, among other directors. During the second part several British composers debated the difference between collaborations for British and North American productions. Dr. Martine Huvenne led the debate.
Dr. Martine Huvenne is researcher and lecturer sound and music for film at the Faculty of Audiovisual Arts of the School of Arts Gent, University College Ghent and LUCA School of Arts. She completed her PhD on “Sound as Inner Movement in the Transfer of Experience in film: a Phenomenological Approach” at the University of Amsterdam. During the years following a Laban training course with Rob Struyf (who himself was trained by Kurt Jooss), she organized dance workshops exploring the interaction between music/composition and movement /composition.
Martine Huvenne is also curator and co-organizer of the Film Fest Gent's annual seminar on music and sound design in film. She coordinates the curriculum development for a European Master of Arts in Sound (www.emasound.org) which is intended to start in August 2015.
2015: British Film Music: George Fenton
2014: French Film Music: Thierry Jousse & Bruno Coulais
2013: Music for Films: team work? with Dirk Brossé, Rachel Portman & Dario Marianelli
2012: Sound Design with Michel Schöpping
2011: Sound Design and Editing with Walter Murch
2010: Collaboration between composer & filmmaker: Stephen Warbeck
2009: Composing for Asian Cinema with Shigeru Umebayashi
2008: An audiovisual symbiosis: Gabriel Yared & Anthony Minghella
2007: Relation between film music & sound: Mychael Danna, Steve Munro & Annabelle Pangborn
2006: Film Music & Emotion? Willem Thijssen, Simon Lenski, Frank Duchêne, Johan Hoogewijs, Tom Kestens & Geoffrey Enthoven
2005: Music or no music? Larry Sider, Mart Van den Burken, Eavesdropper, Michael Weilacher, Silvia Defrance, Hans Spilaert, Frodo Kuipers