15 17 Oct '24

WSA Albums

Each year Film Fest Gent and Brussels Philharmonic collaborate on a WSA Album. This album honours world-renowned composers and features brand-new recordings.

WSA Album

Film Fest Ghent and Brussels Philharmonic dive into the studio for the WSA Album. The yearly compilation album honours world-renowned film composers whose music deserves the spotlight. The music is performed by Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Dirk Brossé, and recorded by Motormusic at Flagey's legendary Studio 4 in Brussels.

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2023 - Laurence Rosenthal: Music for Film and Television

Recipient of the WSA Lifetime Achievement Award, Laurence Rosenthal is an exceptionally talented and versatile composer. For over six decades Rosenthal has composed music for film, televison and the stage. His work has been awarded seven times by the Emmy Awards and has been nominated several times by the Oscars and Golden Globes. This is the first album entirely devoted to Laurence Rosenthal’s oeuvre. Most of the suites have been newly created based on the original manuscripts in the composer’s archive. Highlights include substantial suites from Arthur Penn’s The Miracle Worker, the Oscar-nominated score for Becket, the composer’s epic western score for The Return of a Man Called Horse, the Saturn Award-nominated score for Clash of the Titans and the miniseries Mussolini: The Untold Story and George Lucas’s The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.

Mark Isham album

2022 - Mark Isham: Music for Film

Guest of honour at the 2022 World Soundtrack Awards, Mark Isham has been one of the most versatile film composers of the past four decades. Equally known for his electronic music, his jazz work and trumpet performances, he has created numerous memorable scores for a wide variety of films and television series, forging entrancing and movingly honest melodies that have enhanced the stories they accompany time and time again. This is the first time that an entire album is devoted to Isham’s film and television scores. Spotlighting some of his very best work, it contains a unique selection from his massive oeuvre, including studio recordings of concert suites from 42, American Crime, The Black Dahlia, Eight Below, the Oscar-nominated score A River Runs through It and from his recent score The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.

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