08 19 Oct '24
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Composer's Talks

Thanks to the World Soundtrack Awards, Film Fest Gent is able to invite the world's most sought-after composers to Ghent. Carter Burwell, Nicholas Britell, Hans Zimmer, ... They all visited our festival before. Curious what they have to say? Discover it during our Composer's Talks!
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Borislav Slavov

WSA Film Music Days
Thu 19.10 - 10:30 - Kinepolis 8

Moderator: Austin Wintory (Composer, Journey, Abzû)

In early August, it was announced that the best-selling game on distribution platform Steam was Baldur's Gate 3, a game set in the world of the popular role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, developed by the Ghent-based Larian Studios, with music by Borislav Slavov. He also composed the score for Larian Studios' Divinity: Original Sin 2 and for Crysis 2, for which he collaborated with Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer. A selection of his work will be performed by Brussels Philharmonic Conducted by Dirk Brossé at PRESS PLAY: Music in Games.

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Stephanie Economou

WSA Film Music Days
Thu 19.10 - 14:00 - Kinepolis 8

Moderator: Ruben De Gheselle (Composer, Clara Sola)

Award-winning composer Stephanie Economou gives insight into her quickly evolving career and experiences in both the game music and film music industry. Her score for Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök was awarded the very first Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media and is considered one of the finest game soundtracks of the past years. Scoring both games and films, she perfectly understands the peculiarities of both artforms and how to use these to her advantage musically. A selection of her work will be performed by Brussels Philharmonic Conducted by Dirk Brossé at PRESS PLAY: Music in Games.

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Live Podcast Recording with Colin Stetson

WSA Film Music Days
Sat 21.10 - 13:00 - YALO

Moderator: Robert Kraft

Composer and musician Colin Stetson is omnipresent at this year’s Film Fest Gent. Not only is he one of the nominees of the WSA Discovery of the Year Award, he is also part of the FFG Jury and will perform an exclusive live set of music based on his film scores at VIDEODROOM on Friday 20 October. In conversation with Robert Kraft, host of Score: The Podcast, he discusses his engagement in the festival and shares his views on the still underestimated art of composing for the screen.

Immerse yourself in film music

Listen to film music like never before during the WSA Film Music Days. Meet the composers of your favourite scores and learn all about exactly how a score is created.

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