Alan Silvestri at the 15th World Soundtrack Awards
Held on October 24th, the World Soundtrack Awards will celebrate its 15th anniversary
with one of the most brilliant film composers of his generation, known for his scores
of ‘Back to the Future’, ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ and ‘Forrest Gump’.
Brussels Philharmonic will perform the compelling scores by Alan Silvestri,
conducted by Dirk Brossé and accompanied by film fragments on the big screen.
The traditional film music concert will be held during the second part of the
World Soundtrack Awards. The WSAwards will once again be the festive
closing event of the 42nd Film Fest Gent.
With his percussion driven scores and arrangements one can only compare with roller coasters, Alan Silvestri has emerged as one of the major Hollywood composers that broke through in the eighties.
Although Silvestri has succeeded in writing successful scores for films that were able to exist on their own, his name remains associated with some of the most popular films of the last decades: ‘Back to the Future’, ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ and ‘Forrest Gump’. Three titles that are not coincidental all by Robert Zemeckis. After the technically ground breaking director asked Silvestri to write the music for his third film, ‘Romancing the Stone (with Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas) in 1984, Silvestri composed the scores for all of Zemeckis’ films thereafter.
Film Fest Gent also welcomes Daniel Pemberton, winner of the Discovery Award 2014, as one of its guest. The British composer was awarded for his scores: ‘The Counselor’ by Ridley Scott and ‘Cuban Fury’ by James Griffiths. Pemberton was only sixteen when he began composing in 1994 and now has 103 credits to his name, largely owed to the numerous TV series (‘Desperate Romantics’, ‘Occupation’), mini series ‘(Upstairs Downstairs’, ‘The Games’), TV docs, television movies and games for which he provided the music. It has only been in these last couple of years that he focuses on feature films, such as ‘The Man from UNCLE’ by Guy Ritchie as one of his recent major works.
15th World Soundtrack Awards & Concert
Brussels Philharmonic and The Flemish Radio Choir conducted by Dirk Brossé.
24 October 2015 - Kuipke Gent
Tickets are available through www.filmfestival.be or www.worldsoundtrackawards.com #WSAwards