12 23 oct '21

Composer's Talks

Austin Wintory

Composer's Talk: Austin Wintory

Wed 20.10 - 13:00 - Kinepolis 8

Part of WSA Industry Days - Part II - Music in Games.

In 2012, Austin Wintory's soundtrack for the hit PlayStation3 game Journey became the first-ever Grammy-nominated videogame score. Excerpts from the score have been performed all over the world, including by such ensembles as the National Symphony, San Francisco Symphony and Pacific Symphony. His film work includes the Sundance-winning film Captain Abu Raed, along with over 40 indie features. In this Composer Talk, Austin Wintory will reflect on his career as both game and film composer, and will zoom in on his latest video game The Pathless.

Wed 20 Oct
Kinepolis 8
Natalie Holt

Film Music Seminar: Natalie Holt

Thu 21.10 - 10:00 - Kinepolis 8

Part of WSA Industry Days Part III.

Award-winning composer Natalie Holt is known equally for large orchestral arrangements and intimate, textural and at times experimental electro-acoustic compositions. Enriched by her experience as a classically trained violinist, some of Holt's most recent significant works include Loki and Deadwater Fell. Her music can be heard on Wallander, Knightfall, and many more. She has also contributed additional music to Paul King's Paddington. Holt's distinction in her field was recognised by being made an Associate of the Royal Academy in 2017.

Thu 21 Oct
Kinepolis 8
Daniel Pemberton
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Composer's Talk: Daniel Pemberton

Thu 21.10 - 16:30 - Kinepolis 8

Part of WSA Industry Days - Part IV.

Daniel Pemberton is an award-winning composer and recently scored Enola Holmes, Birds of Prey, Motherless Brooklyn, Yesterday, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Ocean's Eight. This year, he has been nominated for two WSAwards: Film Composer of the Year and Best Original Song for the Oscar-nominated score "Hear My Voice" (from The Trial of the Chicago 7).

Thu 21 Oct
Kinepolis 8
Nainita Desai 2

Composer's Talk: Nainita Desai - Scoring Documentaries

Fr 22.10 - 14:00 - Kinepolis 8

Part of WSA Industry Days - Part V.

Nainita Desai impressed the world with her original music for the documentaries For Sama and Sundance favourite The Reason I Jump. As a sound designer she collaborated with Bernardo Bertolucci, Werner Herzog, Anthony Hopkins and Angelina Jolie. During the talk she will delve into her immersive, yet sometimes minimalist approach to scoring documentaries, her eclectic background as a sound designer, orchestra maestra and how world music, found sound, electronics and the human voice fuel her emotive scores. This year, she is nominated for three WSAwards: Film Composer of the Year, Discovery of the Year and the Public Choice Award.

Max richter

Composer's Talk: Max Richter

Fr 22.10 - 15:30 - Kinepolis 8

Part of WSA Industry Days - Part V.

Richter stands as one of the most monumental figures on the contemporary music scene, with ground-breaking work as a composer, pianist, producer, and collaborator. He rose to prominence as a composer for film and TV in 2008 with his original score for Waltz with Bashir by Ari Folman, and has now written scores for over thirty features, including James Gray's sci-fi opus Ad Astra and the Oscar-nominated Werk ohne Autor by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. His music can be heard on tv in the cult hit series The Leftovers, but also in Nosedive, the Black Mirror episode starring Bryce Dallas Howard, and BBC series Taboo for which Richter received an Emmy nomination.

Fri 22 Oct
Kinepolis 8

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