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April 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. Join us for the first such gathering – as far as we know – of composers […].../ ➝

April 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. pre-publication orders from McFarland Books 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

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

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 […].../ ➝