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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, […].../ ➝

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.
April 2016
April 2016

Oscar © Winning Scores: The English Patient (15) + ScreenTalk with Gabriel Yared 

Wed 20 April 7pm, Cinema 1 
UK, 1996, Dir. Anthony Minghella, 156 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 a new series of screenings and talks with Oscar© -winning European composers. Gabriel Yared’s remarkable artistic relationship with the late Anthony Minghella got off to an Academy Award-winning start with The English Patient, the story of the unfolding relationship between a nurse ( Juliette Binoche ) and her doomed patient – a horribly burned pilot ( Ralph Fiennes ) – in a crumbling villa in WWII Italy. The English Patient won 9 Oscars, including one for composer, Gabriel Yared.

Series Produced in collaboration with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

March 2016

Old Vic Theatre

Sat 26 Mar – Sat 14 May 2016

directed by Matthew Warchus

more information : Old Vic website

March 2016

Jerwood Vanburgh Theatre
Thurs 10 March–Sat 19 March 7.30pm
Matinées Weds 16 & Sat 19 March 2.30pm
Aftershow Discussion Mon 14 March
Tickets £16 | Conessions £12
Senior Friend £8 | RADA Alumni £6

February 2016

GRAND SCORES 2016 :  Best Orchestral Score (Mr Turner)

Patrick Doyle, Gary Yershon, Timo Hietala and Eric Serra attend the Moet & Chandon Grand Scores 2016 at Hotel De Rome on February 10, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. read more here

January 2016

“The perversity of Solness’s mind (and of the strange play he inhabits) is given sensory life by Rob Howell’s set, which suggests a charred-wood blueprint out of nightmares; Hugh Vanstone’s lighting; and a score by Gary Yershon that is the sound of megalomania.” New York Times 19th Feb 2016

“Matthew Warchus’s beautifully controlled and intelligent production is all shifting nuance and finely calibrated detail, from Gary Yershon’s subtle score to the faint drift of dry ice that intimates Hilde’s fatal otherworldliness…” Daily Telegraph, 4th Feb 2016

photo: Manuel Harlan

rehearsal photograph : Manuel Harlan

September 2015

14 September – 10 October 2015

The Print Room, 103 Notting Hill, London, W11 3LB

020 3642 6606

trailer on Youtube

June 2015

The Fishmongers’ Company in collaboration with RADA –  June 2015. Synopsis:  Part of the celebrations to mark the 300th Anniversary of the Doggett’s Coat and Badge Race. Author: Felicity Browne Director: Giles Havergal Composer: Gary Yershon  .../ ➝