Music to Take Home: Our Compilation Albums
Every year Film Fest Ghent and Brussels Philharmonic dive into the studio to create an exclusive WSA Album. This yearly compilation album honours world-renowned film composers whose music deserves the spotlight. This year, we’ve released three exclusively expanded reissues of previously released albums dedicated to the work of Mychael Danna, Shigeru Umebayashi and Gabriel Yared. The music is performed by Brussels Philharmonic and Vlaams Radiokoor, conducted by Dirk Brossé, and recorded by Motormusic at Flagey's legendary Studio 4 in Brussels.
Mychael Danna: Music for Film
Guest of honour at the 2007 World Soundtrack Awards, Mychael Danna has consistently been one of the most original and intelligent voices in film music of the past thirty years. He has become especially renowned for his collaborations with Atom Egoyan, Ang Lee and Mira Nair. This album includes highlights from his scores for Monsoon Wedding, Where the Truth Lies, Capote and Little Miss Sunshine among other films. Recorded especially for this new release are suites from Hearts in Atlantis, Moneyball and his Oscar-winning score for Life of Pi.
Shigeru Umebayashi: Music for Film
Film Fest Ghent presents the expanded release Shigeru Umebayashi: Music for Film. The Japanese composer is celebrated for the rich variety of his oeuvre, and is famous for his collaborations with Wong Kar-wai. The album includes highlights from Sorekara, 2046, House of Flying Daggers, Curse of the Golden Flower and his world-famous “Yumeji’s Theme” from In the Mood for Love. Among the new recordings produced for this update are pieces from A Single Man and Sylvia Chang, Li Shaohong & Joan Chen’s 2021 anthology film Hero.
Gabriel Yared: Music for Film
This expanded reissue provides a comprehensive overview of Gabriel Yared’s work for film, including music from Camille Claudel, his Academy Award-winning score for The English Patient and The Talented Mr Ripley. On the 10th anniversary of the original album, we have updated this unique compilation with 50 minutes of additional music. These new tracks include suites from Troy, L’avion, Les saveurs du Palais and Tom à la ferme as well as the concert suites from classic scores such as Betty Blue and City of Angels. The album features Gabriel Yared himself on piano for selected pieces.