Within the framework of the upcoming World Soundtrack Awards, Film Fest Gent will host a full concert dedicated to Marco Beltrami’s film work. Besides Beltrami, the 19th World Soundtrack Academy honours Krzysztof Penderecki with the Lifetime Achievement Award and pays tribute to Belgian composer Frédéric Devreese. Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Dirk Brossé, will perform original scores composed by Marco Beltrami, as well as selected pieces by Krzysztof Penderecki and Frédéric Devreese, accompanied by film clips on the big screen.
Held on October 18, the World Soundtrack Awards will welcome Marco Beltrami, two-time Oscar Nominated composer and one of the most brilliant film composers of his generation, known for his unique collaborations with some of the world’s most respected and iconic filmmakers such as Kathryn Bigelow, James Mangold, Guillermo Del Toro, Wes Craven, Bertrand Tavernier, Tommy Lee Jones and Jean-François Richet.
The acclaimed American composer recently scored the critically-acclaimed box-office hit 'A Quiet Place', which was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Score and shortlisted for Best Score for the Oscars, 'Velvet Buzzsaw' for Netflix, and National Geographic’s 2019 Oscar-winning documentary 'Free Solo'.
The World Soundtrack Academy also welcomes Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, known for creating inventive and unconventional music, he has worked with world-famous directors such as Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, David Lynch and William Friedkin, many of whom still rely on his work. Penderecki's impressive oeuvre will be rewarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Brussels Philharmonic will dedicate a portion of its concert to Penderecki's most impressive compositions.
Furthermore, on the ocassion of Frédéric Devreese's 90th birthday, Brussels Philharmonic pays tribute to this great Belgian composer in their concert. As a film music composer, he is known for his collaboration with André Delvaux for the 1988 Palme d'Or nominated 'L'oeuvre au noir', as well as beautiful pictures such as Marion Hansël's 'Les Noces Barbares', 'Il Maëstro' and 'Du bout des lèvres' by Jean-Marie Degesves.
Film Fest Gent also welcomes Brooklyn-born musician and composer Tamar-kali, who, during last year’s World Soundtrack Awards, won the 'Discovery of the Year' award for Dee Rees’ Oscar-nominated film 'Mudbound'. As an independent artist and composer, she is known for crafting her own unique alternative sound, combining classical orchestral music with post-punk sensibilities.
19th World Soundtrack Awards
With music by Marco Beltrami, Krzysztof Penderecki, Frédéric Devreese and Tamar-kali
Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Dirk Brossé
October 18, 2019 - Capitole Ghent
Tickets are available here