The World Soundtrack Academy has announced that world-class composers
Angelo Badalamenti and Dario Marianelli will attend the 8th annual World
Soundtrack Awards, the closing event for the 35th edition of the Ghent
Film Festival (7-18 October 2008).
The 8th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards is once again promising
to be the highlight of the year for soundtrack music fans. After the
prestigious awards ceremony, the international elite of film music
composers will be on hand to present a live performance of their music
by the Flemish Radio Orchestra, conducted by Dirk Brossé. For this
year’s edition, the World Soundtrack Academy, an initiative of the Ghent
Film Festival, managed to bring Angelo Badalamenti and Dario Marianelli
on board as its guests of honour.
Angelo Badalamenti is best known for his soundtrack work for American
film director David Lynch. He has scored a number of Lynch projects
including Blue Velvet (1986), Twin Peaks (1990), Wild at Heart
(1990), Lost Highway (1997), The Straight Story (1999) and
Mulholland Drive (2001). He also composed the music for La Cité des
Enfants Perdus by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1995), Wait Until
Spring Bandini (1989) by Dominique Deruddere, and Jeunet’s Un Long
Dimanche de Fiançailles (2004), which earned him the WSA’s Composer of
the Year award in 2005.
Badalamenti also collaborates with world-class entertainers including
David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Julee Cruise and Marianne
Faithfull. This year, Badalamenti will be bringing two special guests
along to the concert in Ghent: Siouxsie Sioux from Siouxsie & The
Banshees, and Beth Rowley, who will be performing songs from The Edge
of Love, a biopic on Dylan Thomas starring Keira Knightley and Sienna
Miller (autumn 2008 release).
Along with Badalamenti, the World Soundtrack Academy has also managed to
recruit British composer Dario Marianelli. Marianelli has composed the
soundtracks for The Brothers Grimm (2005), Pride & Prejudice (2005)
and V For Vendetta (2005). His score for Atonement (2007) won him the
Oscar as well as a Golden Globe for Best Original Score. He is currently
working on the soundtrack for the upcoming film The Soloist by Joe
Wright. This is his third time collaborating with Joe Wright, who also
directed Pride & Prejudice and Atonement. In 2006, Marianelli
received a Soundtrack Composer of the Year nomination for his Pride &
Prejudice score, but lost out to Alberto Iglesias and his score for
The Constant Gardener.
In addition to the works of Angelo Badalamenti and Dario Marianelli, the
Flemish Radio Orchestra will also be performing music by Daniel Tarrab
and Andrés Goldstein, winners of the World Soundtrack Discovery Award in
2007. There will also be a forum for new Belgian music talent with the
annual composition competition for young composers, where candidates are
asked to compose music for a clip from Raoul Servais’ Atraksion. The
complete programme as well as the nominations for the 2008 World
Soundtrack Awards will be announced in August.
World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony + Concert, Saturday 18 October 2008 at 8:00pm, De Bijloke music centre, Ghent.
Tickets: € 42 (+ € 2,75 reservation fee per ticket), € 32 (+ € 2,25 reservation fee per ticket) via Fnac (www.fnac.be).
More info: www.worldsoundtrackacademy.com
*8th World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony - 18 October 2008*
presented by the Ghent International Film Festival
www.worldsoundtrackacademy.com - www.filmfestival.be