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Film Music & Sound Seminar
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World-renowned composer Carter Burwell, alongside sound designer Skip Lievsay, are joining our annual Film Music & Sound Seminar. 

On Tuesday 16 October 2018, Film Fest Gent and School of Arts Gent (Belgium) organise a new edition of the Film Music Seminar that focuses on artistic collaboration between filmmaker, composer and sound designer. 

This year, the central guest of the Film Music & Sound Seminar will be world-renowned composer Carter Burwell and one of the most talented contemporary sound designers worldwide: Skip Lievsay (‘Gravity’). Together, the duo are core contributors to the Coen Brothers movies. Burwell and Lievsay always closely work together and will share their vision about how they see the relationship between music and sound during the film production process. 
During a lecture for School of Sound in 2001, Burwell revealed the importance of film music: ‘it carries an informative value and shows unspoken connections, but more  importantly, it creates an emotional effect in the audience. Music opens up a feeling that dominates the whole atmosphere of the film. Composer Nicholas Britell ('Moonlight', 'If Beale Street Could Talk') has been added to the line-up. He's going to discuss the collaboration with directors Barry Jenkins and Natalie Portman, his musical adaptations of sounds and how he focuses on the inner self of actors. 

Interview Carter Burwell & Coen Brothers
Interview Skip Lievsay

The entire day will be curated and moderated by dr. Martine Huvenne (KASK & Conservatorium Ghent and coordinator of EPAS) and is English spoken seminar. 

Practical information:
The seminar will take place at the Theaterzaal of Vooruit (Ghent, Belgium) from 9h00 - 16u30.
Tickets cost €15 for students & accreditations / €20 for non-accreditations).
We provide a lunch with sandwiches which forms the ideal occasion to network with other seminar guests. Buy your ticket(s) here

There is also the possibility of reserving special combi tickets** both the Film Music Seminar and the WSAwards Industry Day for €25*/€35.

ATTENTION: tickets for the seminar are only available in PRESALE. The presale ends on 15 October at 18:00. There will be no tickets available at the doors.

*students & Film Fest Gent 2018 accreditation
**if you buy a combi ticket for the Film Music Seminar and the WSAwards Industry Day, you get free access to the Masterclass Sound Supervision

Updates and info on the topics and speakers are available on the Facebook event.


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