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Film Fest Gent and KASK - School of Arts Gent coordinate the Film Music & Sound Seminar, an annual event for students in film, (film) music and sound design about the artistic collaboration between filmmaker, composer and/or sound designer.
During the Film Music Seminar on 17 October 2019, curator dr. Martine Huvenne welcomed 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 invited Belgian director Michaël R. Roskam, whose American project 'The Drop' featured a score by Beltrami, to join the panel.
2018: Sound mixing and editing with Carter Burwell & Skip Lievsay
2017: Jazz music in film with David Shire, Walter Murch, Joe Kraemer & Terence Blanchard
2016: Music for Film / TV / Documentary with Jeff Beal, Jeff Russo, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Johan Grimonprez & Karsten Fundal
2015: British Film Music: George Fenton, Craig Armstrong, Daniel Pemberton
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