Behind The Scenes '40 Years Film Fest Gent'



Posted by Arvid Fossen

Added on Thursday, October 03, 2013

Behind The Scenes '40 Years Film Fest Gent'

Alongside the traditional World Soundtrack Awards and our concert based on the music from the films of Scorsese, this year we are also organising a unique anniversary concert. Forty fellow composers created a composition together for which they each wrote one minute of music. On Wednesday 16 October, this unique piece of music will be performed live at De Bijloke, but those who want to get a glimpse behind the scenes can now buy tickets to attend the dress rehearsal!

On the same day, the dress rehearsal of 40 Years of Film Fest Gent A Music Celebration will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Handelsbeurs concert hall. The concert is an initiative of conductor and composer Dirk Bross, who will also conduct it. At the rehearsal the piece will be played by 28 soloists from the Brussels Philharmonic, as well as by a number of composers who will also play during the minute of music they composed. In between, Dirk Bross among others will frame the event by telling anecdotes about the music.

Many of the forty composers will make the trip over to Ghent and will be present at the dress rehearsal. The following composers worked on the piece:

Craig Armstrong, David Arnold, Angelo Badalamenti, Klaus Badelt, Dirk Bross, Bruno Coulais, Mychael Danna, Frdric Devreese, Pino Donaggio, Patrick Doyle, George Fenton, Elliot Goldenthal, Andrs Goldstein, Paul Grabowsky, Harry Gregson-Williams, Alex Heffes, James Newton Howard, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, Tuomas Kantelinen, Abel Korzeniowski, Jrme Lemonnier, Clint Mansell, Dario Marianelli, Gary Marlowe, Wim Mertens, Cyril Morin, Jef Neve, Adam Nordn, Antnio Pinto, Rachel Portman, John Powell, Philippe Rombi, Gustavo Santaolalla, Howard Shore, Daniel Tarrab, Shigeru Umebayashi, Fernando Velzquez, Stephen Warbeck, Steve Willaert and Sergei Yevtushenko.

Tickets to this unique event can be purchased via the website of Film Fest Gent and cost 10.