SoundTrack_Cologne announces the first speakers for their theme day “Music for Film” on August 30th, 2019: Amelia Warner (“Mary Shelley”), John Murphy (“28 Days Later…”) and Davíð Þór Jónsson (“Woman at War”).
Amelia Warner is a British neo-classical composer, who made her debut as a film composer 2016 with the feature film Mum’s List. The score for her second film Mary Shelley, which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival, was nominated for ‘Discovery of the Year’ at the World Soundtrack Awards 2018. This year she won the title of ‘Breakthrough Composer of the Year’ with the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) Awards. Before starting her career as a film music composer, she first made a name for herself as an actress and indie musician Slow Moving Millie. At SoundTrack_Cologne she is going to speak in a case study about her film Mary Shelley.
John Murphy composed film scores as prominent and diverse as Kick-Ass, Sunshine, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Miami Vice, Snatch, 28 Days Later… and 28 Weeks Later. He has worked with some of the industry’s most respected and luminary filmmakers, including Danny Boyle, Guy Ritchie, Stephen Frears, Matthew Vaughn, and Michael Mann. His latest project is the critically acclaimed BBC/PBS Masterpiece mini-series Les Misérables.
Pianist, musician and composer Davíð Þór Jónsson is this year’s winner of the HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award, the joint Film Prize of the Nordic countries. His music is carried by a special passion for improvisation. He received numerous awards for his compositions, including both the Icelandic Music Prizeand the Icelandic Theatre Prize as well as international awards for his original soundtracks for the films Of Horses and Men and Woman at War.
SoundTrack_Cologne, the largest German Conference for Media Music, will take place from August 28 – Sept 1, 2019 and will feature composers working in Film, TV and Video Game Music, as well as sound designers, music supervisors and industry professionals.