The 11th World Soundtrack Awards & Concert featuring music by such distinguished composers as Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore, Elliot Goldenthal and Abel Korzeniowski
marks the end of the 38th Ghent Film Festival. The programme includes an amazing selection of music from several films, including Inception, The Lord Of The Rings, Alien 3 and A Single Man
and will be performed by the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Dirk Brossé. As always the live music will be accompanied by scenes from the films.
So how does it work? Go to www.worldsoundtrackacademy.com, (select 'awards, public choice' in the left menu) take a look at the list of 80 films and pick your favourite soundtrack of the past year. The composer who gets the most votes will receive the Public Choice Award at the World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony on October 22nd. You can vote until September 15th, 2011. PriceWaterhouseCoopers will count the ballots for the Public Choice Award.
The Ghent Marriott Hotel is a world-class hotel and is even considered the best Marriott hotel worldwide with a satisfaction rate of 95 percent. The Marriott has been the official Ghent Film Festival hotel for several years and all the festival's guests stay here. Do you want to experience the unique festival atmosphere at the hotel? Then vote now for your favourite soundtrack!
Tickets for this concert can be purchased here.
Another important film-related concert will take place on October 12th at De Bijloke Music Centre: 'Film Music Masterpieces: Maestros Of Suspense'
. The programme includes Bernard Herrmann's music for Psycho, Vertigo
and Taxi Driver
as well as Franz Waxman's music for Rebecca, Rear Window
and Sunset Boulevard
. This amazing selection of film music will be performed by the National Orchestra of Belgium, conducted by Dirk Brossé. Scenes from the respective films will be projected simultaneously with the live music.
You can order tickets for 'Maestros Of Suspense' here.