August 28, 2014

Krakow Film Music Festival Announces Full, ASCAP-Rich Program

Krakow Film Music Festival
Patrick Doyle

Patrick Doyle

Elliot Goldenthal

Elliot Goldenthal

Dario Marianelli

Dario Marianelli

Garry Schyman

Garry Schyman

Johan Soderqvist

Johan Söderqvist

Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer

Marquee names from ASCAP’s incredible roster of film music superstars will gather in Poland for the 7th annual Krakow Film Music Festival, to be held September 25th-28th, 2014. The Festival will culminate in an International Film Music Gala in celebration of ASCAP’s 100th birthday, featuring suites from some of the most beloved ASCAP film music of the past century. 

The concert will be graced by the presence of many of today’s greatest composers licensed by ASCAP, including our 2013 Henry Mancini Award honoree Patrick Doyle (Sense and Sensibility, Thor, Brave), Oscar winner Elliot Goldenthal (Frida, Interview with the Vampire, Alien 3), Oscar winner Dario Marianelli (Atonement, Anna Karenina, Eat, Pray, Love) and Oscar Winner Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, Inception, The Dark Knight trilogy, The Lion King).

The 7th Krakow Film Music Festival concert program is filled with ASCAP music:

September 25th, 2014 - Kon-Tiki: Live in Concert

The FMF-commissioned project Kon-Tiki: Live in Concert will premiere with a screening of the Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated film Kon-Tiki. The largest film production in the history of Norwegian cinema will be presented to the audience in a live concert, featuring music from STIM/ASCAP composer Johan Söderqvist. With breathtaking execution, outstanding acting, special effects and captivating music, this will be a riveting event. The event will be attended by the filmmakers themselves.

Click here to read our interview with Johan Söderqvist about his score to Kon-Tiki

September 26th, 2014 - 007: The Best of James Bond

In the 50+ years since the first James Bond film, each installment in the series has introduced a famous song performed by one of pop music’s biggest stars, including ASCAP members and international affiliates Alicia Keys, Madonna, Carly Simon, Paul McCartney & Wings, Duran Duran, Gladys Knight and Louis Armstrong. This symphonic concert will feature the best-known Bond themes, plus fragments of audio tracks by many Bond composers, including Oscar-winning ASCAP writer-producer Paul Epworth. The concert features the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Spanish composer Diego Navarro. This one-of-a-kind spectacle will also include performances by popular artists from the Polish music scene, and the great Spanish singer Esther Ovejero.

September 27th, 2014 – Gladiator: Live in Concert

One of the most spectacular and long-awaited film music events in FMF history finally touches down in Krakow to satisfy eager audiences! A screening of Gladiator (2000, dir. Ridley Scott) will be accompanied by live music, with all the pomp and circumstance it deserves. The incredible success of the film owes much to its score, written by ASCAP composer Hans Zimmer and Dead Can Dance’s Lisa Gerrard (APRA/ASCAP), which was awarded a Golden Globe and nominated for an Oscar. On the stage of the Krakow Arena – a sort of modern Colosseum – Gerrard will sing some of the classic music she co-composed for the film.

September 28th, 2014 - International Gala of Film Music: Krakow FMF Celebrates ASCAP’s 100th Birthday

During the ASCAP birthday gala, we will hear the most beautiful ASCAP film suites of the last century, including music from Gone With the Wind, Spartacus, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Last of the Mohicans, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The HoursBrokeback Mountain and many others. The concert will be graced by the presence of many of today's great composers of film music, including: Patrick Doyle (with a suite of his scores from Frankenstein, Thor and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Elliot Goldenthal (offering the Polish premiere of his newest work Grand Gothic Suite, based on his themes from Batman Forever and Batman & Robin), Dario Marianelli and Hans Zimmer (who will perform at the piano during the finale of his score to Inception). The concert will be performed by the Beethoven Academy Orchestra and Polish Radio Choir, conducted by Diego Navarro.

The winning suite from the FMF Young Talent Award competition will also be performed during the International Gala of Film Music.

Additional FMF Event Highlights:

  • ASCAP Board member Richard Bellis leads two composer workshops: Skill Sets for Composers and Creativity on a Deadline
  • ASCAP's Simon Greenaway leads afternoon Q&A sessions with Hans Zimmer and Dario Marianelli
  • ASCAP's Shawn LeMone and Mike Todd co-lead a class with Maggie Rodford on Copyright, Performance Royalties and Entrepreneurial Realities
  • ASCAP composer Garry Schyman leads a seminar on composing for video games, then co-leads (with ASCAP composer Dan Carlin) a sequence of recording/scoring workshops for the finalists in the FMF Young Talent Award competition
  • ASCAP's Nancy Knutsen and BUMA/ASCAP composer Matthijs Kieboom participate in a panel on how young composers can break into film/TV music 
  • Hans ZimmerPatrick DoyleDario MarianelliElliot Goldenthal and Garry Schyman speak on a composer super-panel

Other events include an international competition for young composers (FMF Young Talent Award - click here for more information), meetings with composers, a children’s orchestra playing film music, workshops for young composers and indoor and outdoor film screenings.

Read the full Krakow Film Music Festival program and find out more information at