The latest film music and festival news
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.
Every year the Advisory Board of the World Soundtrack Academy chooses a ‘Discovery of the Year’ to celebrate emerging film composing talent. Famous composers as Klaus Badelt, Antonio Pinto, Craig Armstrong, Michael Giacchino, Gustavo Santaolalla, Nico Muhly, Abel Korzeniowski, Alex Heffes, Dan Romer, Daniel Pemberton and last year’s Antonio Sanchez were discovered by the WSA Advisory Board.
We are very pleased to announce EPAS as a one-year postgraduate in the creative potential of sound both of itself and as part of a multi media practice. This international program is organized by The School of Arts (Gent), NFA (Amsterdam) and ifs (Cologne).
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Ryuichi Sakamoto at the 16th World Soundtrack Awards Gala on the 19th of October in Ghent, following the festival’s spotlight on Japanese cinema. A selection of his work will be performed by Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Dirk Brossé.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
The Herculeslab, a Ghent based audiovisual lab for Ph.D. students at KASK and the Conservatorium, is organising three three-day sound workshops for young professionals in March - April 2016. Are you a sound engineer, film director or producer, sound actor, media artist or musician? Then these workshops should be right up your street.
Ennio Morricone announced that he will embark on large-scale World tour in 2016, with a completely new program to mark his 60-year Anniversary as a professional composer and conductor.
Did you miss the 15th edition and want to relive it? Thanks to Proximus TV you can watch the last edition in full, starting December 1st. Proximus TV also offers a complete airing of several editions of the World Soundtrack Awards!
Film Fest Gent is releasing two brand new cd's this year! An album with a collection of the compelling scores by Alan Silvestri and a box with the best scores of 15 composers.
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.
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)
Buy your tickets here!
Today the World Soundtrack Academy releases a second wave of nominees for Discovery of the Year, SABAM Award for Best Young International Composer and the Public Choice Award. Earlier last month the WSAcademy already revealed the nominees for Best Composer, Score and Song.
Each year Film Fest Gent and the World Soundtrack Academy offer a young international talent a platform as a film music composer. Candidates of the Composition Contest for Young International Film Music Composers can follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner Cyril Molesti and countless other composers who attended previous editions of the festival.
All you need to know about the Film Music Industry. Film Fest Gent focuses on elaborating and professionalising its film music industry activities. By organising the WSAwards Industry Day on October 23rd, the festival brings together both young composers, filmmakers and film music industry professionals. They receive the opportunity to learn, debate and network.
Film Fest Gent offers a 10% group discount on the Great British Film Music Concert and the 15th WSA Cermony & Concert.