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Learning from a master in film music is not something you can do every day. All the more reason for attending our Film Music Seminar, which gives a unique opportunity to gain insight in the methodics of a maestro. Curator dr. Martine Huvenne, expert in the field of music and sound in film, welcomes Oscar-winning composer Gabriel Yared for an extensive talk.The Lebanese-French composer has built an impressive oeuvre during his decades-spanning career.
Gabriel Yared receives this year's Lifetime Achievement Award by the World Soundtrack Academy. Even today, Gabriel Yared continues to amaze us. His talent has been recently requested by Edoardo Ponti for his film The Life Ahead, signing the awaited return of Sophia Loren. He also composed the score for Jimmy Keyrouz' Broken Keys, which got the label Sélection Cannes 2020.
Gabriel Yared's story is worth a novel. He didn't come from a musical family, yet he was sent to accordion lessons, but Gabriel Yared quickly turned to the piano and organ. He loved to read and decipher sheets of music. At twenty he went to Paris and got to study composition at the École Normale de Musique de Paris under the guidance of Henri Dutilleux and orchestration under Maurice Ohana. It led Gabriel Yared to the French chanson and compositions for the likes of Charles Aznavour, Gilbert Bécaud, Françoise Hardy ...
It was Hardy's husband who introduced Gabriel Yared to Jean-Luc Godard. The French director gave him carte blanche to score Sauve qui peut la vie (1980). Even after composing widely celebrated scores for films as 37°2 le matin, Camille Claudel, The English Patient, Das Leben der Anderen and Judy, the experienced composer still considers every project as a new challenge.
How does Gabriel Yared compose music for films? What are the differences between his various collaborations such as those with Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Robert Altman, Xavier Dolan and the late Anthony Minghella? Why is it necessary to be involved from the very beginning of a project? And why does Gabriel Yared prefer to begin his composing work after reading the script and discussing with the director, and then later with the picture? And so many other topics to discuss!