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Hildur Guðnadóttir at 2019 Composer Talk

Composer's Talk

Film Fest Ghent invites emerging composers to talk about their oeuvre and their place within the industry as a composer, a producer or simply as a person.

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Austin Wintory

Wednesday 20 October - 15:30 - Kinepolis 8
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 other indie features. In this composer's 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.

Tickets for this Composer's Talk are available from Wed. 22/09.

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Daniel Pemberton

Thursday 21 October - 16:30 - Kinepolis 8

Award-winning composer Daniel Pemberton is one of the most standout voices working in modern film scoring today. His recent work has included Enola Holmes, Birds of Prey, Motherless Brooklyn - for which his incredible jazz score was nominated for a Golden Globe -, Yesterday, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and Ocean’s Eight. This year he has been nominated for no less than two World Soundtrack Awards: Film Composer of the Year and Best Original Song for the Oscar-nominated score for “Hear My Voice” (from The Trial of the Chicago 7). He was previously honoured as Discovery of The Year at the World Soundtrack Awards in 2014 and nominated as Film Composer Of The Year in 2016 and 2019.

Tickets for this Composer's Talk are available from Wed. 22/09.

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Nainita Desai

Friday 22 October - 14:00 - Kinepolis 8
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 cooperated 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.

Tickets for this Composer's Talk are available from Wed. 22/09.

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Max Richter

Friday 22 October - 15:30 - Kinepolis 8
Max 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.

Tickets for this Composer's Talk are available from Wed. 22/09.

Past Composer's Talks

2020: Nainita Desai - Scoring Documentaries (postponed due to Covid-19)

2019: Hildur Guðnadóttir

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