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Composer Pino Donaggio To Receive World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award.
The music of award-winning composer James Newton Howard will be celebrated in concert at the 12th World Soundtrack Awards, which will be held at the Kuipke Events Centre in Ghent on Saturday, October 20th. Howard is one of the most versatile and respected film music composers currently working in film. A program of his impressive music will be performed by the renowned Brussels Philharmonic and be accompanied by select film clips. The concert will be conducted by both Howard and Dirk Brossé.
In addition, composer Pino Donaggio will be receiving the World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award at the event. A selection of his work will also be performed at the concert.
Candidates must be younger than 36 years old and must be European or have been born in Europe. Registrations will be accepted via this link until 29 June 2012.
The film music seminar, which is organised yearly by the Ghent Film Festival and University College Ghent, will be somewhat different this time round. The focus will not be on classic film music but rather on sound design. The reason behind this decision is that legendary film editor and sound designer Walter Murch will be in attendance. He has received three Oscars for his work: Best Sound for Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979), as well as Best Sound and Best Film Editing for Minghella's The English Patient (1996). The Film Sound Seminar with Walter Murch will be held on Thursday 20 October from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. at the Ghent Film Festival (Kinepolis 8).
Vote now for the 2011 World Soundtrack Public Choice Award! Take a look at the list of finalists compiled by the World Soundtrack Academy and pick your personal favourite of the past year. You can win a night at the Ghent Marriott Hotel and two VIP tickets to the 11th World Soundtrack Awards & Concert on October 22nd at the Kuipke Event Centre in Ghent!
On Saturday, October 22nd at 8:00p.m., Oscar winners Elliot Goldenthal, Howard Shore, and Hans Zimmer will be the distinguished guests at the closing ceremony of the 38th Ghent Film Festival at the Kuipke in Ghent. Once again, the Kuipke Event Centre in Ghent will be transformed into a concert hall for an audience of more than 3000 for this 11th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards & Concert. Following the annual presentation of the prestigious film music awards, the Brussels Philharmonic - the Orchestra of Flanders - will perform a singular selection from the three great masters' extensive oeuvres conducted by Dirk Brossé. As always, the live music will be accompanied by striking film footage. The concert is being dedicated in memory of Ronni Chasen, longtime representative and friend of the film festival.