As part of the launch of the International Master in Composition for Screen (*), the InMICS Composers Lab, a challenging complementary training programme for its students, is introduced.
Developed with the support of the Creative Europe Culture Programme of the European Union, the InMICS Composers Lab is a new obligatory component of the InMICS master’s programme and offers its students a series of masterclasses, workshops and networking opportunities to further develop their practical know-how and skills related to audiovisual media. Throughout the 2-year InMICS master’s programme, the InMICS Composer Lab sessions will be organised by and will take place at the three partner festivals: Film Fest Gent, Festival International du Film d’Aubagne and the Krakow Film Music Festival.
The intensive InMICS Composers Lab will be launched during the upcoming edition of Film Fest Gent (9-19 Oct). Over the course of five days, students will attend an entire series of events, from short film screenings to matchmaking sessions with filmmakers, attending the Film Fest Gent film music concerts and even a live film music scoring session at Galaxy Studios in Mol.
Following events are open to the public
Anyone with a taste for film scores or an interest in sound design should mark them on their calendar:
On the 16th of October, the Film Music & Sound Seminar, which focuses on the artistic collaboration between filmmaker, composer and sound designer, takes place at Vooruit. Both known for their collaboration with the Coen Brothers, worldwide acclaimed composer Carter Burwell and Oscar-winning sound designer Skip Lievsay ('Gravity') will discuss their vision on the importance and impact of sound and music in film. Their talk is curated and moderated by Martine Huvenne (KASK & Conservatorium Ghent) and will be illustrated by a selection of film clips.
The WSAwards Industry Day, organised on the 17th of October, is a platform where both young and experienced international film (music) professionals can meet to discuss projects, debate, or learn more about a wide range of industry topics such as:
- a panel discussion about ‘The Reality of Rejected Scores’
- a showcase by Spitfire Audio
- a panel on 'The Craft of Music Supervision' in association with the UK & European Guild of Music Supervisors with music supervisors Amelia Hartley ('Peaky Blinders' & 'Black Mirror'), Catherine Grieves ('You Were Never Really Here'; 'London Spy'; 'Les Misérables') and Lucy Bright ('Assassin's Creed'; 'Marjorie Prime'), moderated by Air Edel's Maggie Rodford
- a masterclass on ‘Scoring for New (interactive) Media’ (with amongst others video game composers Joe Henson & Alexis Smith aka The Flight (Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey) and Brian D'Oliveira ('Resident Evil 7' & 'Shadow of the Tomb Raider') moderated by François-Xavier Dupas from the Montreal University
- an overview of all professions within the 'scoring-for-screen' industry presented by Lucy Bright publisher at Music Sales
- an introduction to ‘Immersive Sound’ by Rudy Van Duppen, CEO at Auro Technologies
- a masterclass on PR & Publicity by Chandler Poling from White Bear PR
- a masterclass on orchestration and 'how to create your personal sound ID' by composer Florencia di Concilio
- a panel on the ‘work flow’ between filmmaker, composer and editor with Alain Dessauvage (editor 'Girl' & 'Bullhead') and others, moderated by Oliver Weder
The InMICS Composers Lab project will conclude on the 18th of October with a masterclass on Sound Supervision, led by Val Kuklowsky, known for Independence Day and hit success Game of Thrones. Val Kuklowsky will discuss differences in workflow between American and European sound teams and will highlight the Oscar-winning Hungarian film 'Son of Saul' by László Nemes as one of the most groundbreaking European productions in the field of sound.
(*) InMICS – the International Master in Composition for Screen - is a brand-new international master’s degree for students wishing to work as composers for audiovisual media) (a collaboration between four higher institutes: Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon (France); KASK & Conservatorium (Ghent, Belgium); Conservatorio di Musica Giovanni Battista Martini (Bologna); Faculté de Musique de l’Université de Montréal.