On Monday 11th November I gave one of Screened Music Network’s masterclasses, the subject was collaborative scoring with world musicians. I spoke for the first half of the afternoon using video and audio examples of my work and then Christian Henson (who heroically stepped in at the 11th hour after Alex Heffes unfortunately had to drop out due to commitments in LA) gave his 90 minute half, also playing clips of his work. (Not sure masterclass is right here as it was more about sharing experiences rather than teaching or instructing, however everyone seemed to take something away from the day).
The event was a real success having been organized as always by Olivia Dixon and Steve Molesworth who run Screened Music Network, and there were a lot of motivated conversations with composers that followed the seminar well into the evening.
In the words of SMN:
The Screened Music Network Masterclasses are a series of high-end training days for film and television composers.
Unique to Screened Music, the days provide an essential opportunity to investigate some of the latest methods and techniques required of today’s media composers.
(The room did fill up more than this !!)
It was a real honour for me to be asked to speak at the event which was hosted by Nick Ryan, another composer but also excellent mediator who was able to fire just the right question to me or Christian when appropriate.
It was a great day and I look forward to the next SMN event soon.