In Focus: Composing. Vol 2: Patrick Doyle (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit), David Arnold (Sherlock) and Michael Giacchino (Jurassic World) feature in this short video from BAFTAGuru on how they moved into the world of composing for film.
I think they’re speaking from the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall (I recognise the red piano!) which isn’t too surprising as I’ve been to see all three speak in that very room as part of the BAFTA Conversations with Screen Composers series.
Coming up next in that series is James Horner who’ll be interviewed by Tommy Pearson there on Wednesday 29 April (sold out). Also sold out and happening a couple of days earlier on Monday 27 April is Titanic Live, a live scoring of James Horner’s music for the film. Originally James was to have conducted the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra (RPO) at this event but he’s hurt his shoulder so Ludwig Wicki will be doing the honours.
Ludwig Wicki will also be conducting the 21st Century Orchestra for ‘The Music of David Arnold‘ in Lucerne, Switzerland on 23 October later this year at which David will be a special guest. The RPO, possibly conducted by Nicholas Dodd though the page doesn’t confirm it, will also be playing at David’s London concert at the Barbican on Thursday 18 June: A Night at the Movies.
Tonight (Saturday 18 April) David will be performing at the Southbank Centre, Waterloo in a benefit for the Battersea Arts Centre which was badly damaged by a recent fire.
In Focus: Composing. Vol 1: features Sherlock co-composer Michael Price along with Kevin Sargent (The Hour), Steven Price (Gravity) and Alain Boublil (Les Miserables).