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One of the several film music related intitiatives Film Fest Gent undertakes or supports is the annual recording and release of a compilation album full of soundtracks from one particular composer. This goes together with a crowdfunding campaign to cover the production costs.
Film Fest Gent is eager to put film composers in the spotlights during the World Soundtrack Awards, but we also want to spread their music for film in other ways. With that in mind, we annually organise the crowdfunding and production of a unique compilation album of one particular film composer. Over the years, we have recorded soundtracks by Gabriel Yared, Angelo Badalamenti, Alan Silvestri, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Terence Blanchard. Since 2015, a crowdfunding campaign is held to cover the production costs of the album.
Last year, the jazzy film scores of Terence Blanchard have been bundled. He is one of the most productive and successful jazz composers in the film industry of the past 20 years, so he definitely deserves a spot on this list, especially in this celebration year for jazz.
The best of his soundtracks have been recorded by Brussels Philharmonic & jazz soloists Carlo Nardozza, Inti De Maet, Thomas Fiorini, Bart Van Caenegem, Nathan Daems, and Matthias De Waele, conducted by Maestro Dirk Brossé, and released on a unique compilation album.