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Thank you for visiting my site. It documents all aspects of my work – composing, writing, performing, teaching, musical direction… Feel free to explore along the timeline, or via the navigation menu on the right of the screen..../ ➝

December 2018

7 & 11 March 2019 The Great Blueness Join the London Symphony Orchestra in this exploration of music and colour as we tell the story of The Great Blueness – a classic tale from author and illustrator Arnold Lobel about a maverick wizard who decides to paint the grey world in which he lives, and watches the impact that colour has on the emotions […].../ ➝

November 2018

Thu 17 January 2019 Institut français du Royaume-Uni 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role in the 1964 Academy Awards®, Leslie Caron briefly stepped away from the musicals such as An American in Paris and Gigi to take the role of Jane, a young French woman pregnant with […].../ ➝

October 2018

Peterloo on general release in the UK from Friday Nov 2nd read Independent review here see Guardian review here see PETERLOO teaser-trailer here Peterloo: London festival film to premiere in Manchester.../ ➝

September 2018

Timeline no 5: UK Scores This event will present the history and impact of UK scores from The 39 Steps (1935) to Ex Machina (2014), presented by Academy Award-nominated composer Gary Yershon, followed by a Q&A. Timeline is a series of events that focus on the artistry of both music and sound in film, from […].../ ➝

September 2018

The Height of the Storm is a beautifully compelling family drama by Florian Zeller, “the most exciting playwright of our time” (The Guardian). Starring two of the greatest actors of their generation on stage together for the first time, this major new play from the writer of Olivier Award-Winning The Father is a searing exploration of love, compassion and the fragility of […].../ ➝

August 2018

Jed Kurzel (Assassin’s Creed, Alien: Covenant, Jupiter’s Moon) COMPOSING FOR FILM:  August 24th 10:00-11:30  in conversation with Gary Yershon more here.../ ➝

August 2018

The National Science and Media Museum’s world-renowned celebration of cinema technology, Widescreen Weekend, today announces the programme for its 22nd edition (11–14 October 2018). Widescreen Weekend 2018 features special guests, classic films, blockbusters, restorations, and anniversary screenings galore, all showing in widescreen format thanks to the museum’s unique cinema facilities. Films showing in the festival […].../ ➝

June 2018

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents a Tribute to the great writer-director.

 

photos: Natalie Martinez

June 2018

Julius Caesar, Sunday 17 June on BBC FOUR The entire Trilogy – Julius Caesar, Henry IV and The Tempest – available on iPlayer following the broadcast. Find out more about the making of the Trilogy here. The Donmar’s all-female Shakespeare Trilogy, directed by Phyllida Lloyd will be made available across the UK from Sunday 17 June as […].../ ➝

June 2018

 COMPOSING THE STAGE Since the time of the Ancient Greeks, composers have written for theatre, and yet their visibility as artists is noticeably less than that of their counterparts in cinema and television. We want to change that. This was the first gathering – as far as we know – of composers who specialise in […].../ ➝

May 2018

Oscar Scores: La La Land (12A) + ScreenTalk with Justin Hurwitz 3.30 p.m. 26th May 2018 Cinema 2 Damien Chazelle’s glorious musical masterpiece follows aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) and jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) as they embark on a whirlwind romance. Ambitious and conflicted, cracks in their relationship begin to emerge, but can their love hold […].../ ➝

April 2018

Timeline: European Film Scores Part of Timeline: the story of music and sound in film Thursday 19 April, 7pm Tickets £5 and includes a pre-event drink Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre, Malet Street, London WC1E 7JN Composer and scholar Miguel Mera, Reader in Music at City University and authority on European film music, presents a survey of […].../ ➝

April 2018

Approaching the different angles of what it takes to be a professional composer:  from starting and guiding your career  to how scores influence a film narrative, and many other topics in between. Duration: 2 days Dates:       21-22 April 2018 Venue:     University of Greenwich Stockwell Street Library           […].../ ➝

February 2018

Gary’s chapter in The Composer on Screen: Essays on Classical Music Biopics, edited by Paul Fryer. available via bookshops or order direct from McFarland Books here or from Amazon UK (hardback/e-book) here .../ ➝

January 2018

Timeline: Hollywood Scores Part of Timeline: the story of music and sound in film Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre, Malet Street Thu 18 January, 7pm Tickets £5 Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre, Malet Street, London WC1E 7JN This event will present the history and impact of Hollywood scores and the approaches of different studios, in conversation […].../ ➝

September 2017

Oscar® Scores: Up (U) + ScreenTalk with Michael Giacchino 7pm 18th October 2017 Cinema 2 Desperate to fulfil a lifelong dream, 78 year old Carl Fredricksen (Edward Asner) attaches thousands of balloons to his house in an attempt to fly away to the South American wilderness. Unbeknownst to the unorthodox jet-setter, he picks up an accidental […].../ ➝

September 2017

Sound in Cinema: from The Jazz Singer to The Conversation with Walter Murch Part of Timeline: the story of music and sound in film Thursday 28 September, 7pm Free event: ticketed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre, Malet Street, WC1E 7JN Renowned editor and sound designer Walter Murch presents a survey of sound in film […].../ ➝

September 2017

Join the Dots, Series 1 Monday 18th - Friday 22nd September 2017 13:45 BBC Radio 4  Then there was a pause… Janet Ellis explores the role of the dot in early punctuation, Harold Pinter’s love of the pause, and listens to the music of the dots. The simple dot is one of the first marks […].../ ➝

September 2017

Oscar® Scores: The Artist (PG) + ScreenTalk with Ludovic Bource 7pm 20 Sept 2017 Cinema 2 At the height of his fame, suave silent film star, George Valentin, gives a young dancer a Hollywood break. But sound soon takes over the industry and, whilst his young protégé adapts to the talkies, Valentin is left behind. Composer Ludovic Bource […].../ ➝

September 2017

Oscar Composers: What Else Did They Write? Ratcatcher (PG) + Discussion with Rachel Portman 6.10 pm 13 Sept 2017 Cinema 1 Home 2 Tony Wilson Place Manchester M15 4FN Set in a Glasgow tenement block in the 1970s, against a backdrop of rubbish accumulating during a binmen’s strike, the film follows twelve-year-old James Gillespie as tragedy causes him to withdraw […].../ ➝

September 2017

The official National Theatre programme Contents: Stephen Sondheim’s biographer David Benedict on the making of a musical dramatist; composer Gary Yershon on how Sondheim’s songs pointed to a new direction for young composers; Russell Jackson on Ziegfeld and his Follies; and an extract from the diary of the production assistant on the original Broadway production […].../ ➝

August 2017

COMPOSING FOR FILM:  August 25th 12:oo-13:30  Amelie Thyssen Auditorium, Fritz Thyssen Stiftung Workshop Discussion with Lesley Barber (Manchester by the Sea, You Can Count On Me, How to Change the World) in conversation with Gary Yershon   COMPETITION SCREENING: August 26th, 14:30 – 17:00, Fritz Thyssen Stiftung 9 films from 5 countries: Nine film composers compete for the Peer Raben Music […].../ ➝

June 2017

FilmScore Final 2017  with judges: Gary Yershon, Natalie Holt, Brian Lock and Lillian Henley, presented by Laura Rawlings with finalists Sam MacDonald, Emilia Matthews, Ollie Pople-Griffiths & Matt Sperring and the WINNER: Emma Cannon. Filmed by the wonderful Screenology..../ ➝

June 2017

FEST – Training Ground Training Ground is an annual educational event that takes place alongside FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival. The next edition will take place from the 20th to the 25th of June in Espinho, Portugal. A varied array of key issues on filmmaking will be approached, including scriptwriting, cinematography, editing, sound design, […].../ ➝