The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Patrick Doyle at the 15th World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent, following the festival’s focus on British Cinema.
Artistic director of Film Fest Gent Patrick Duynslaegher on choosing the composer: “This year’s focus of the 42nd Film Fest Gent will be on British Cinema, so Patrick Doyle was the ideal candidate to grant the Lifetime Achievement Award to, during the 15th World Soundtrack Awards. Anyone who can still recount hearing Doyle’s score for Kenneth Branagh’s debut film 'Henry V' in 1989 for the first time, knows that back then a great composer was born. Ever since, Patrick Doyle has been a close collaborator with Mr. Branagh and always gave a deeper musical layer to all of his films including the Shakespeare adaptations ('Henry V', 'Hamlet', 'Much Ado About Nothing', 'As You Like It' and 'Love’s Labour’s Lost'). The immensely versatile Doyle enriched the films by Robert Altman, Ang Lee, Chen Kaige, Alfonso Cuarón and Brian DePalma (one of his greatest scores was for 'Carlito’s Way') with his alternating tragic, noble, triumphant and romantic compositions. With his work on blockbusters such as 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' and 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' he certainly proved his talent working on spectacular Hollywood action and adventure films.”
Patrick Doyle, who recently scored Disney’s international box office hit 'Cinderella', will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during the WSAwards Concert for his outstanding career in film music. A selection of his work will be performed by Brussels Philharmonic and conducted by Dirk Brossé. The American composer Alan Silvestri ('Back to the Future', 'Forrest Gump') and the 2014 WSAwards Discovery winner Daniel Pemberton (The Counselor, Steve Jobs) have also been confirmed as the central guest and performer of the evening.
World Soundtrack Awards
24 October 2015 't Kuipke Ghent
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