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Film Fest Gent - Film Music Seminar
Archived: Film Music Seminar

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duration: 180 minutes

The Film Music Seminar is your yearly catch-up with the world of film and music collaborations. This year, curator dr. Martine Huvenne welcomes two-time Oscar nominated and Emmy-winning composer Marco Beltrami. His impressive career is filled to the brim with acclaimed, high-profile projects. Often finding his inspiration in a film's sound, Beltrami blurs the line between symphonic masterpieces and electronic soundtracks, the latter being heavily influenced by the mentoring of Italian avant-garde composer Luigi Nono.

Beltrami rose to international fame with his work on Wes Craven's 'Scream'-franchise. His horrorscores also seep through Guillermo Del Toro's 'Hellboy'. With director Tommy Lee Jones' 'The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada' and 'The Homesman', Beltrami had the opportunity to score two westerns. Through his work on the Oscar-winning 'The Hurt Locker' with director Kathryn Bigelow, we open up the conversation about the differences between working on film music with a male versus a female director. Beltrami's recent work features John Krasinski's intriguing Golden Globe-nominee 'A Quiet Place'. How does a composer go about scoring a movie in which the absence of sound is the central theme?

Closer to home, Beltrami's work can be found in the films of French directors Bertrand Tavernier ('In The Electric Mist') and Jean-François Richet ('Mesrine'). To top it all off, we invite Belgian director Michaël R. Roskam, whose American project 'The Drop' featured a score by Beltrami, to join the panel.

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