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World Soundtrack Awards - First round of nominees WSAwards 2016

First wave of nominees #WSAwards

This first wave of World Soundtrack Award Nominees include multiple Academy Award® winners and nominees, a past Discovery of the Year winner, and the best of contemporary television music. The nominees announced include Academy Award®-winners Ennio Morricone, John Williams, and Sam Smith; Academy Award®-nominees Carter Burwell and Thomas Newman; and recent Discovery of the Year winner Daniel Pemberton. The inaugural Television Composer of the Year nominees include EMMY® winners Bear McCreary, Jeff Beal, and Sean Callery, and nominees Mac Quayle and Ramin Djawadi.

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First wave of #WSAwards nominees announced

This first wave of World Soundtrack Award Nominees include multiple Academy Award® winners and nominees, a past Discovery of the Year winner, and the best of contemporary television music. The nominees announced include Academy Award®-winners Ennio Morricone, John Williams, and Sam Smith; Academy Award®-nominees Carter Burwell and Thomas Newman; and recent Discovery of the Year winner Daniel Pemberton. The inaugural Television Composer of the Year nominees include EMMY® winners Bear McCreary, Jeff Beal, and Sean Callery, and nominees Mac Quayle and Ramin Djawadi.

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World Soundtrack Awards - Vote now!

LAST CALL: Vote for your favorite original score in the WSA Public Choice Award!

At 16th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards Gala on 19 October, the winner of the Public Choice Award will be announced, and it is up to you to select your favorite! 

You can cast your vote for your favorite original score of the past 12 months (for any feature film released between 1 JULY, 2015 and 30 JUNE, 2016) and have a chance to win one of the 10 #WSAwards surprise gift bags!

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Poll: Have your say in the final score for the Ryuichi Sakamoto album!

Via this poll we offer you the chance to vote for your favorite Ryuichi Sakamoto track in the last days of our crowdfunding campaign: 'Bringing Sakamoto's filmmusic to your ears'.
Through this campaign we aim to fund a unique Ryuichi Sakamoto album that is focused on his film and TV work rather than on his separate scores. The album will be recorded by Brussels Philharmonic and YOU get to decide which final track will be added to the list of already awesome scores!

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World Soundtrack Awards - EPAS

Last call to enter in European Postgraduate in Arts in Sound

EPAS, a one-year postgraduate in the creative potential of sound both of itself and as part of a multi media practice, is organized by The School of Arts (Gent), NFA (Amsterdam) and ifs (Cologne). As a partner of the EPAS Consortium we are glad to communicate that the first 9 EPAS-applicants have been accepted. There are still some places open to participate in the EPAS course, so we are launching a second call now! Applications are open until August 15th.

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World Soundtrack Awards - Ryuichi Sakamoto

10 things you need to know about Ryuichi Sakamoto

Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 16th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards on 19 October 2016. Film Fest Gent and World Soundtrack Awards celebrate this fact by recording a unique album, with his most important scores for film and television. In case you never heard of the name Ryuichi Sakamoto, here are 10 facts that will instantly turn you into a Sakamoto-fan!

 

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Full program announced for the 16th World Soundtrack Awards

The program for the 16th World Soundtrack Awards is complete. The Gala and concert will showcase the music composed for today’s top television shows and for legendary series from our youth, live performed by Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Radio Choir conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé.

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Help us bring Sakamoto's scores to life!

World Soundtrack Awards needs your help! Early May we proudly announced our World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Ryuichi Sakamoto. Like every year we want to treat musiclovers to exclusive renditions of their favourite scores even after the World Soundtrack Gala with a unique album. This album will be a collection of Sakamoto's scores, for the first time focused on his entire body of work in film and television rather than just on one film at a time. The scores will be brought to life by Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Dirk Brossé. To achieve this goal we started a Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.

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World Soundtrack Awards - We want you!

Intern music department wanted

Every year, Film Fest Gent and World Soundtrack Awards offer the chance to young, enthousiastic interns to join the festival crew and experience the festival from behind the scenes. We are currently looking for an intern for the music department. 
 

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Live Track Cinema 28.05 with STUFF. EXTRA CONCERT

Live Track Cinema on the 28th of May is completely SOLD OUT! But no worries, due to the enormous success we scheduled a second performance of STUFF. 's live soundtrack to 'A Page of Madness'. Tickets for the second performance on the same date at 21h45 are available now!

Live Track Cinema is an initiative by KASKcinema, Democrazy and Film Fest Gent where pop- and rock musicians are invited to bring image and music together. Not your ordinary concert or film but exciting cutting edge audio visual experiences.

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World Soundtrack Awards - House of Cards

ANNOUNCING FIRST ROUND OF PROGRAM AND COMPOSERS FOR THE 16th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS

The 16th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards shines the spotlight on television scores, showcasing the music from the most beloved television shows in recent history. Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Radio Choir will perform the scores from series including Fargo, Homeland, House of Cards, Sherlock and The Leftovers with composers JEFF RUSSO, SEAN CALLERY, JEFF BEAL, DAVID ARNOLD and MAX RICHTER in attendance. For the first time, the World Soundtrack Awards will feature two concert programs: the World Soundtrack Awards Gala – the traditional award ceremony and concert – on October 19th and a second WSA Concert without ceremony on October 20th.

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World Soundtrack Awards - A Page of Madness

Live Track Cinema 28.05 with STUFF.

Live Track Cinema is an initiative of KASKcinema, Democrazy and Film Fest Gent where pop- and rock musicians are invited to bring image and music together. Not your ordinary concert or film but exciting cutting edge audio visual experiences. 

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World Soundtrack Awards - The Artist

Win tickets for film music concert The Artist

‘The Artist’ – or how a small, silent black-and-white film conquered the world in 2011. A gamble for director Michel Hazanavicius, who came with his gem of a film to Belgium to record the music. Together with Ludovic Bource, he camped out for a week in Studio 4 at Flagey, and the rest is now history. Five years after the recording the dream team is getting back together for two live performances in Brussels, and you get a chance to attend the concert on Friday 9th of September.
 

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World Soundtrack Awards - The Saint 1968

Last Call to register for the Composition Contest for Young International Film Music Composers

Young international film music talent, may we have your attention? Film Fest Gent and the World Soundtrack Awards offer you the chance to win the highly sought after SABAM Award for the Most Original Composition by a Young International Composer. This award, created by the World Soundtrack Academy, is worth € 2,500 plus the compositions of the three finalists will be performed by Brussels Philharmonic conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé, during the 16th World Soundtrack Awards Gala.

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World Soundtrack Awards - WSA 2016

16th World Soundtrack Awards: Composed for Television

Held on October 19th, the World Soundtrack Awards will celebrate its 16th edition focusing on television scores this year. Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Radio Choir will perform the compelling scores, conducted by Dirk Brossé and accompanied by film fragments on the big screen. The traditional film music concert will be held during the second part of the World Soundtrack Awards and will, for the first time, be repeated the day after the World Soundtracks Awards Gala on Oct 20th during the WSA Concert.

Tickets for the World Soundtrack Awards Gala and the WSA Concert can be bought from 22nd of March.

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World Soundtrack Awards - Ennio Morricone in Ghent June 2016

By public demand Ennio Morricone adds extra show at St Peter's Square on June 26th 2016

After the overwhelming concert at Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Ennio Morricone has chosen the Saint Peter’s Square in Ghent for two exclusive shows in the Benelux. On Saturday 25th and Sunday June 26th 2016 (extra show!) his fans and the press will witness a concert by the maestro at the impressive location of the Saint Peter’s Square, with the beautiful Saint Peter’s Abbey in the background.

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