20 23 oct '21

Music to Take Home: Our Compilation Albums

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News 23 Oct 2021

Every year Film Fest Ghent and Brussels Philharmonic dive into the studio to create an exclusive WSA Album. This yearly compilation album honours world-renowned film composers whose music deserves the spotlight. This year, we’ve released three exclusively expanded reissues of previously released albums dedicated to the work of Mychael Danna, Shigeru Umebayashi and Gabriel Yared. The music is performed by Brussels Philharmonic and Vlaams Radiokoor, conducted by Dirk Brossé, and recorded by Motormusic at Flagey's legendary Studio 4 in Brussels.

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Mychael Danna: Music for Film

Guest of honour at the 2007 World Soundtrack Awards, Mychael Danna has consistently been one of the most original and intelligent voices in film music of the past thirty years. He has become especially renowned for his collaborations with Atom Egoyan, Ang Lee and Mira Nair. This album includes highlights from his scores for Monsoon Wedding, Where the Truth Lies, Capote and Little Miss Sunshine among other films. Recorded especially for this new release are suites from Hearts in Atlantis, Moneyball and his Oscar-winning score for Life of Pi.

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Shigeru Umebayashi: Music for Film

Film Fest Gent presenteert de uitgebreide release Shigeru Umebayashi: Music for Film. De Japanse componist wordt geroemd om de rijke verscheidenheid van zijn oeuvre en staat bekend om zijn samenwerkingen met Wong Kar-wai. Het album bevat hoogtepunten uit Sorekara, 2046, House of Flying Daggers, Curse of the Golden Flower en zijn wereldberoemde "Yumeji's Theme" uit In the Mood for Love. Onder de nieuwe opnames die voor deze update zijn geproduceerd, bevinden zich stukken uit A Single Man en Sylvia Chang, Li Shaohong & Joan Chen's anthologiefilm Hero uit 2021.

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Gabriel Yared: Music for Film

Deze uitgebreide heruitgave biedt een overzicht van Gabriel Yareds werk voor film, inclusief muziek van Camille Claudel, zijn Academy Award-winnende score voor The English Patient en The Talented Mr Ripley. Op de 10e verjaardag van het originele album hebben we deze unieke compilatie geüpdatet met 50 minuten extra muziek. Deze nieuwe tracks omvatten suites van Troy, L'avion, Les saveurs du Palais en Tom à la ferme, evenals de concertsuites van klassieke partituren zoals Betty Blue en City of Angels. Het album bevat Gabriel Yared zelf op piano voor geselecteerde stukken.

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