Posted by Arvid Fossen
Added on Thursday, October 03, 2013
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 Brossé, 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 Brossé 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 Brossé, Bruno Coulais, Mychael Danna, Frédéric Devreese, Pino Donaggio, Patrick Doyle, George Fenton, Elliot Goldenthal, Andrés Goldstein, Paul Grabowsky, Harry Gregson-Williams, Alex Heffes, James Newton Howard, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, Tuomas Kantelinen, Abel Korzeniowski, Jérôme Lemonnier, Clint Mansell, Dario Marianelli, Gary Marlowe, Wim Mertens, Cyril Morin, Jef Neve, Adam Nordén, António Pinto, Rachel Portman, John Powell, Philippe Rombi, Gustavo Santaolalla, Howard Shore, Daniel Tarrab, Shigeru Umebayashi, Fernando Velázquez, 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.