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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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Watch the official WSAwards aftermovie

The World Soundtrack Awards celebrated its 15th anniversary with the prestigious film music awards and a musical tribute to guests  such as Alan Silvestri, Patrick Doyle and Daniel Pemberton. Enjoy the concert again with this official aftermovie! 

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Winners of the 15th World Soundtrack Awards

Best Original Film Score of the Year goes to Antonio Sanchez's music for 'Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)'. The World Soundtrack Academy announced the winners of the 15th World Soundtrack Awards, the closing event of the 42nd Film Fest Gent, on the evening of Saturday 24 October at Kuipke in Ghent.

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InMICS/ICSS – Round Table discussion

As a professional partner of the ICSS project (International Creative Soundtrack Studies), Film Fest Gent collaborates in the development of a joint programme in music composition for audiovisual media entitled "InMICS".

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Great British Film Music

Following its focus on British cinema, Film Fest Gent will also celebrate the rich tradition of British film music by organising the concert Great British Film Music at The Bijloke, that will provide an anthology of the work of both classical and contemporary film composers, whom have made a remarkable contribution to the image and success of British cinema.

Nearly every roaring name of British film music will pass the line-up, ranging from William Walton to John Barry, from George Fenton to Michael Nyman. Their celebrated music will be accompanied by film excerpts from among others: ‘Richard III’, ‘Shakespeare in Love’, ‘Murder on the Orient Express’, ‘Dangerous Liaisons’, ‘The Ipcress File’ and ‘The Knack... and how to get it’.

In world premier our partner orchestra Brussels Philharmonic will perform Craig Armstrong's music for the Thomas Hardy-adaptation 'Far from the Madding Crowd' and Alex heffes' score for 'The Program', the most recent creation from Stephen Frears.

George Fenton will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award and will be joined by composers Michael Nyman, Stephen Warbeck and Craig Armstrong.

It promises to be a jolly good concert with a jazzy touch!

Great British Film Music
Thursday 22.10.15 -  8pm
Concert Hall De Bijloke (Ghent)

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Meet & Greet 15th WSAwards

On Saturday 24 October you will have the opportunity to meet with some important members of the film music industry and performing artists from the World Soundtrack Awards.

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