Former Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Cliff Martinez will be featured at a special concert during the World Soundtrack Awards, held during the Ghent Film Festival October 25, 2014. The concert will focus on his long-standing collaboration with director Steven Soderbergh, for whom he composed on “Sex, Lies and Videotape”, “Traffic”, “Kafka”, “Contagion”, “The Limey” and “Solaris”.
Natalie Baartz, Music Director for the L.A. company Ignition Creative, will be receiving pitches at a special session in London on May 9, 2014. Baartz commissions, licenses and places music for global movie trailer campaigns for the world’s biggest blockbusters and independent films.
This year’s Midem trade fair will again feature opportunities for syncing music. Sync Sessions offers visitors the opportunity to play tracks in front of music supervisors from global advertising agencies, videogame publishers, TV networks and more, who are looking for music to place in their projects. Note that the songs must be submitted in advance. Chosen tracks are then commented on live, which provides useful information about how supervisors listen to music. Continue reading Sync session at Midem 2014→
Music supervisor Mary Ramos, whose work includes “Kill BIll”, the “Twilight Zone” TV series and “Django Unchained” will be giving a keynote address at the Sync Summit for music licensing and supervision in Paris on April 14 & 15, 2014.
Italian composer Ennio Morricone walked away from the European Film Awards with the coveted European Composer Award 2013. The award comes for his work on “The Best Offer”, directed by Giuseppe Tornator and starring Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks and Donald Sutherland.
Morricone is still best known in the public eye for his distinctive music for a series of westerns in the seventies, but has remained an in-demand composer across very many genres since that time. The 85 year-old averages one film per year, with titles as diverse as “Inglorious Basterds”, “Ripley’s Game”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!” and “Once Upon a Time in New York”.
Morricone is currently working on “L’enfant du Sahara”, directed by Laurent Merlin.
Film composer Mychael Danna received two awards for ‘Life of Pi’, namely that of Film Composer of the Year and Best Original Film Score of the Year, at the 13th World Soundtrack Awards 2013 in Ghent, Belgium.
The Peach State Film Fashion Music conference (PSFFM) combines a number of arts under one umbrella in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on November 9, 2013. It offers a comprehensive and detailed conference focused on networking, careers in music, broadcasting, theatre, fashion, film and the basic “How to be effective” in the industry. In all, 5 Workshops and tons of networking opportunities are planned. Continue reading Sync workshop at the Peach State conference→