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Film music seminar with GABRIEL YARED

Gabriel Yared is one of the most prominent and successful composers of his generation. Born in Lebanon, but working and living in Paris, the composer has produced over 70 scores and soundtracks since the beginning of the 1980ies, including music for films by renowned filmmakers such as Jean-Luc Godard, Jean Jacques Annaud and Jean-Jacques Beineix.

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Even though he worked with a wide range of filmmakers, his long-time creative partnership with the recently deceased British filmmaker Anthony Minghella has given him worldwide renown, and he has become a household name with his scores for Cold Mountain, The Talented Mr. Ripley and Breaking and Entering and most of all, of course, The English Patient. Yared refuses to draw a line between film music and music as such: a musical composition is a musical composition. "In the end, I want my music to be real music, which can be listened to without the film". The relationship between the filmmaker and the composer is a relation between equals: they both discover and create simultaneously. He therefore insists on being involved in the development of a project from its very beginning. Drawing inspiration not only from classical composition techniques, but also from folk music and non western music, his film music is unique. What makes Gabriel Yared's scores so outstanding is his unique capacity to make the audience instantly feel at home in the filmmaker's universe. On October 16, 2008, Gabriel Yared will discuss and demonstrate his music and his collaboration with filmmakers during a lecture that will take place at the Ghent Royal Conservatory. The lecture is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location : Ghent Royal Conservatory, Hoogpoort 64 Ghent.
INFO Please register at www.worldsoundtrackacademy.com/filmmusicseminar
Costs: € 10 (lunch included), to be paid at the venue
Organisation: Ghent Film Festival, in cooperation with Hogeschool Gent.

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