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Film Music Seminar
7-Sep-2005 - "To Score or not to Score. That's the Question" will be the theme of the film music seminar organised on Monday, October 17, 2005 by the Flanders Film Festival, IAK and School of Sound.

A seminar on sound design and music in films. On the impact of scores and the boundary between music and sound.

Many theories have been developed on the impact of music in films. Meanwhile sound as such has also become increasingly important, mostly due to technical developments. Sound seemed to earn a musical function in movies such as Coppola’s Conversation or David Lynch’s Blue Velvet. The phrase „sound design“ does not only refer to the actual design of sound but also to its musical usage. This is what we call ‘musique concrète’: the recorded sound becomes a theme apt for composition. The relation between image and music changes and is perceived differently.

What is sound designers’ view on this?
We ask Larry Sider (School of Sounds, London) and Mart Van den Busken.

How do young sound designers and composers develop this?
Eavesdropper and Michael Weilacher give their views on this matter.

What are the consequences for the relation between image and music?
The answer is given by screening Silvia’s Bagatelle, an experimental animated movie by Silvia Defrance based on an idea of Martine Huvenne, and with Michael Weilacher’s score. Weilacher sound tape is the starting point of two new animatied movies: Frodo’s Bagatelle by Frodo Kuipers and Hans’ Bagatelle by Hans Spilliaert.

The seminar is meant for movie makers, animated movie directors, composers and all those who want to get an analytical insight in the (sometimes manipulative) use of the sound tape in movies and animated movies. The lectures are given by experts on the field. Using film excerpts and short movies they offer their views. The seminar is the ideal venue for students, young composers and directors to get together and share their views.

Entrance fee: € 5 (to be paid the same day). Free information leaflet. Coffee and sandwiches will be served.

The programme is as follows:
9 am - 10.30 am: Larry Sider
10.45 am – 12.15 am: Mart Van den Busken
2 pm – 3.15 pm: Eavesdropper and Michael Weilacher
4.30 pm – 5.30 pm: Silvia Defrance, Michael Weilacher, Hans Spilliaert and Frodo Kuipers

Seminar is in Dutch / Larry Sider’s lecture will be in English.

Press & Industry Office - Filmfestival Gent - Zebrastraat 32, 9000 Ghent (near Kinepolis Ghent – at a walking distance from the festival village)

Please book quickly at before October 7, 2005. The number of seats is limited.

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