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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