The American composer Logan Nelson picked up the Sabam Award For the Most Original Composition by a Young International Composer , worth EUR 2,500 euros, at the World Soundtrack Awards in Belgium.
Nelson, a talented pianist and violinist, is best known for the music he composed for the Netflix series ‘Dear White People ‘ and the drama series ‘ For the People ‘. He collaborated with the winner of an Emmy award Kris Bowers, with whom he also worked for the soundtrack of ‘Monsters and Men ‘, that will be released later this year.
“Grave of the Fireflies” music
He received the award from the Sabam’s CEO, Carine Libert, for the music he composed for a scene of the animated film ‘Grave of the Fireflies’, dating back to 1988 which was directed by Isao Takahata. Nelson joined Hannes De MaeyerCédric Murrath and Gavin Brivik In the winners ‘ Club of this award.
According to Nelson: “This Sabam Award is the first award I’ve ever won for film scoring, so it means so much to me. I’m not sure what my plans are for the prize yet, but I anticipate using it to book studio time and musicians to record my solo album that I’m working on! “
Next year’s World Soundtrack Awards will be held in October 2019.