Cliff Martinez concert at the 14th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards
In line with tradition, the 41st edition of Film Fest Gent will end with a festive event, the World Soundtrack Awards Concert, the annual film music event that has now reached its 14th edition and that gives the festival its international allure. This year’s guest of honour is Cliff Martinez, American film music composer and former drummer of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. The WSA concert will mainly focus on his long-time collaboration with Steven Soderbergh, for whom he is the long-standing composer (Sex, Lies and Videotape, Traffic, Kafka, Contagion, The Limey and Solaris). Needless to say, the programme also includes his two cult scores for Drive and Only God Forgives (both starring Ryan Gosling) by Nicolas Winding Refn, as well as the music he wrote for Spring Breakers by Harmony Korine.
Don’t miss this event to see and hear the man who once played his drums for 72 hours straight, and who now continues to push the boundaries of film music with his elegant and atmospheric mix of meditative melodies, orchestral elements, electro sounds, guitar samples and techno club music.
The WSA also welcomes Dan Romer, who was crowned Discovery of 2013. The former frontman and acoustic guitar player of indie pop-rock band Fire Flies earned this title for his moving score for Beasts of the Southern Wild, the motion picture that earned director Benh Zeitlin the Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Explorezone Youth Jury Award at Film Fest Gent.