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Film Fest Gent - Composer Talk: Hildur Guðnadóttir
Archived: Composer Talk: Hildur Guðnadóttir

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duration: 90 minutes

Over the past year, Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir rose to prominence as one of film music's most promising revelations. Just last year, she earned a nomination for the World Soundtrack Discovery of the Year Award for her work on 'Sicario: Day of the Soldado'. In the meantime, her score for HBO's hit series 'Chernobyl' has caught the ear of international audiences, and earned Guðnadóttir her first Primetime Emmy win. She also composed the score for Todd Phillips' highly acclaimed 'Joker', which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

But Hildur Guðnadóttir had already been manifesting herself at the forefront of experimental pop and contemporary music for years. She has composed music for theatre, dance performances and films, including collaborations with Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hauschka and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Next to composing, Guðnadóttir is a gifted cello player and singer. As a solo artist, she has released four acclaimed albums which earned her several Icelandic Music Award nominations.

The Composer Talk will be led by Robert Kraft, Fox Music's president from 1994 to 2012. He is currently involved in his own Kraftbox Entertainment, founded in 2013, which continues to give film music the attention it deserves. Next to that, he produced the award-winning independent film 'Score: A Film Music Documentary'.

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