CHATTANOOGA, TN – On March 1-3, 2013, the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera will present the first annual Southeast Film Music Symposium, featuring Artistic Advisor, George S. Clinton. Participants will be immersed in presentations by top film music industry professionals, a movie screening, plus concert rehearsals and performances that bring together the world of composing music specifically for film. The Film Music Symposium is sponsored by the Osborne Foundation with additional support from ArtsBuild, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and Husch Blackwell.
The Symposium opens with a screening of These Amazing Shadows, an award-winning documentary about the history of the National Film Registry, which aired on PBS and was an official selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in the Documentary Premieres category. The film’s directors, Paul Mariano and Kurt Norton, and the film’s composer, Peter Golub will give a brief introduction.
Golub, whose film and Broadway scores include Frozen River, Countdown to Zero, The Great Debaters, The Heiress with Jessica Chastain, and Time Stands Still with Laura Linney, will also present a session on the musical choices a film composer makes when composing. George S. Clinton, the Artistic Advisor for the Southeast Film Music Symposium and recently named Chair of the Film Scoring Department at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, will also present a session that walks participants through his process of composing for film, using examples of his own work. Clinton, who developed his craft scoring “ninja” movies for Cannon Films, is also known for his film scores such as Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Mortal Kombat, Hometown Glory, The Santa Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3, and the Emmy Award winning Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee.
Saturday afternoon, Edmund Stone, host of the syndicated public radio program, The Score, will give an overview of film music history including classic movie clips from the 1940s to the present, including some of the most recognizable musical movements from Hollywood. Vice President of Film and Television for BMI in Los Angeles, Doreen Ringer Ross will also moderate a panel discussion and Q&A session with the symposium attendees, covering topics dealing with the art of composing for film.
Symposium participants will also have the opportunity to sit in on dress rehearsals and performances of The Matrix Live, conducted by the film’s composer, Don Davis, and Hooray for Hollywood, conducted by George S. Clinton, Peter Golub, and the CSO’s Music Director Emeritus, Robert Bernhardt.
The Southeast Film Music Symposium is $150 per person and includes admission to the Opening Reception, These Amazing Shadows screening, admission to Symposium seminars and presentations, Saturday lunch, admission to Hooray for Hollywood and The Matrix Live rehearsals and concerts. Space is limited and reservations should be made by February 15, 2013. A special student rate of $50 is available for Saturday’s Symposium events through the dress rehearsal. Individual tickets to The Matrix Live and Hooray for Hollywood are also available.
Complete details and a downloadable brochure about the Southeast Film Music Symposium can be found at www.southeastfilmmusic.org. For questions, call the CSO office at 423.267.8583.
The mission of the Chattanooga SYmphony and Opera is to inspire, engage, and enrich the greater Chattanooga community through music and music education.
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