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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

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 […].../ ➝

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

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

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
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

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

October 2014

Nominated for a 2015 Oscar and Ivor Novello Award for his score to Mike Leigh’s highly acclaimed Mr Turner, Gary Yershon’s 40-year career as a composer – spanning film, television, theatre and radio – continues to grow and grow to this day. **Oscar Nomination for Best Original Score** **Ivor Novello Award Nomination 2015: Best Original […].../ ➝

May 2013

A short animated film by The Brothers McLeod  “One Year. One Film. One Second a Day.” One second of animation every day for the 365 days of the year 2013. No storyline, script or storyboard. The ideas come from things read, seen or experienced on the day, with a little artistic license for good measure. […].../ ➝

August 2012

The ebb and flow of a journey to work.

Brothers McLeod/Big Dance 2012/C4

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June 2012

Thin Man Films / Film4 / BBC Films Director: Mike Leigh Producers: Georgina Lowe, Ruth Mackenzie Starring: Eddie Marsan.../ ➝

August 2011

In 2011, as part of the celebrations for the reopening of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre after a major renovation, the RSC asked The Brothers McLeod to make ‘Billy’ featuring William Shakespeare and his pet pig Francis. In each animation Billy searches for a crucial idea for one of his plays.

BILLY  Macbeth

BILLY  A Midsummer Night’s Dream

BILLY  Anthony and Cleopatra

BILLY  The Comedy of Errors

BILLY  Hamlet

BILLY  The Tempest

October 2010
September 2010

***Best Composer Nomination at 2010 European Film Award*** Thin Man Films / Film4 / United 09 Director: Mike Leigh Producer: Georgina Lowe Starring: Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville.../ ➝