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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 […].../ ➝

July 2017

Premiere performance 2nd July 2017, Stream House, Haslemere, Surrey. Raisa Zapryanova (viola) and Nick Cooper (cello).../ ➝

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, […].../ ➝

June 2017

Oscar® Scores: Dangerous Liaisons (18) + ScreenTalk with George Fenton 7pm 14 June 2017 Cinema 2 Love and cynicism make for a heady mix in this 1988 adaptation of the scandalous novel by Choderlos de Laclos, directed by Stephen Frears. The Marquise De Merteuil (Glenn Close) and Vicomte De Valmont (John Malkovich) are two of a […].../ ➝

May 2017

on The Gramophone blogsite   read Gary’s article here.../ ➝

May 2017

Telling the story of an unlikely friendship blossoming through the disturbing events of World War II, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas will be choreographed and directed by Northern Ballet’s Artistic Associate Daniel de Andrade who most recently created full-length ballet Nijinsky – God of the Dance for Slovak National Theatre as well as shorter works for Northern Ballet including Fatal Kiss  and children’s ballet Elves and the Shoemaker. The ballet will première at Cast in Doncaster from 25 – 27 May 2017 before touring to Wolverhampton, Leicester, Richmond, Aylesbury, Stoke, Bromley, Leeds and Hull (part of the city’s UK City of Culture celebrations) until September 2017. It will feature an original score by Oscar-nominated composer Gary Yershon, sets and costumes designed by Mark Bailey, lighting by Tim Mitchell and Dramatic Coach Patricia Doyle also joins the creative team.

photo: John Farrow

Gary blogs about the ballet on The Gramophone website

May 2017

TIMELINE: THE STORY OF MUSIC AND SOUND IN FILM Thursday 4 May, 7pm Free event: ticketed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre, Malet Street, WC1E 7JN Napoléon (1927, Abel Gance) Timeline is a series of events that will focus on the artistry of both music and sound in film, from the early twentieth century to the […].../ ➝

January 2017

Atonement (15) + ScreenTalk with composer Dario Marianelli Wed 8 Mar, Cinema 2, 6.30pm UK/France/USA 2007 Dir Joe Wright 123min An exceptional opportunity to find out about film score composition in this bi-monthly series at Barbican. In March composer Dario Marianelli discusses his Oscar © winning score for Joe Wright’s Atonement with host and fellow […].../ ➝

December 2016

It’s unlikely that when Art premiered at the Comedie des Champs-Elysees in Paris in 1994 anyone could have predicted its global popularity. The West End translation by Christopher Hampton initially featured the heavyweight triumvirate of Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay and Ken Stott and its eight-year run was further populated by a succession of actors and […].../ ➝

December 2016

Oscar © Winning Scores: The Full Monty (15) + ScreenTalk with Anne Dudley  Wed December 7th  7pm  Barbican Cinema 2 UK 1997 Dir Peter Cattaneo 91 min We’re very glad to welcome composer Anne Dudley to talk about her Academy Award-winning score for this much-loved British comedy. Formerly a member of the synthpop band Art of Noise, Anne has […].../ ➝

November 2016

On Saturday, 12 November, the festival presented Patrick Doyle in conversation with his composer colleague and fellow Oscar nominee Gary Yershon. read more here festival website.../ ➝

October 2016

Oscar © Winning Scores: Emma (U) + ScreenTalk with Rachel Portman  Wed October 26th 7pm Barbican Cinema 2 UK 1996 Dir Douglas McGrath 118 min Academy Award-winner Rachel Portman is an accomplished composer, having written the scores to The Cider House Rules, Chocolat, Never Let Me Go and One Day. We’re thrilled to have her along to talk about her Oscar-winning score for Emma, alongside her […].../ ➝

September 2016
Gary Yershon joins Lenny Abrahamson, Filip Bajon (Chairman), Magdalena Górka, Bartosz Karczyński, Ola Maślik, Łukasz Orbitowski and Kinga Preis on the Main Competition jury of the 41st Gdynia Film Festival in Gdansk, Poland, 19-24 September 2016. festival website
September 2016

Oscar © Winning Scores: Gravity 3D  (15)+ ScreenTalk with Steven Price  Wed September 14th 7pm, Barbican Cinema 2 UK/US 2013, Dir. Alfonso Cuarón, 91 min In partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and curated by Academy Award nominated composer Gary Yershon, the Barbican is delighted to present the third in a series of screenings […].../ ➝

August 2016
June 2016

Oscar © Winning Scores: Shakespeare in Love  (15)+ ScreenTalk with Stephen Warbeck 

Wed June 15th 7pm, Barbican Cinema 1 
UK, 1998, Dir. John Madden, 119 min

In partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and curated by Academy Award nominated composer Gary Yershon, the Barbican is delighted to present the second in a series of screenings and talks with Oscar© -winning European composers. 

Composer Stephen Warbeck has written scores for a huge range of film and TV productions, including Captain Corelli’s MandolinBilly Elliot, the BBC’s The Hollow Crown series and the film for which he won his Academy Award, Shakespeare in Love. We’re very pleased to welcome him for this ScreenTalk, to discuss his work on this film and others.

Starring Joseph Fiennes as the Bard, Shakespeare in Lovefollows the imagined origins of Twelfth Night, as William falls in love with would-be actress Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow), while attempting to overcome his writer’s block to satisfy the theatrical demands of Queen Elizabeth I (Judi Dench).  

photo by Luc Monsaert
May 2016

…composer Gary Yershon has also joined the theatre as an associate artist. He joins current associates including Dennis Kelly, Drew McOnie and Tim Minchin.  The Stage, May 4th 2016

Read full article on the new season at the Old Vic.