Film Composer Talk
Diego Baldenweg with Nora Baldenweg & Lionel Baldenweg, also known as GREAT GARBO, are a multi award winning composer team. The three Swiss/Australian siblings have composed scores for over 20 films like the world bestselling children’s book adaptation ‘The Little Witch‘ (2018), Til Schweiger’s ‚Head Full of Honey‘ (2018), the Oscar nominated ‚La Femme et le TGV‘ (2016) starring Jane Birkin and the Swiss history drama ’Zwingli‘ (2019) for which they were nominated for the World Soundtrack Awards. They composed music for over 300 international TV campaigns including Carlsberg, Mastercard, Sony & Dove. Most recently they composed the music to the TV series ‘The Unlisted‘ (Netflix / ABC) and ‘Itch‘ (ABC / BBC). On Wednesday, September 29, SoundTrack_Zurich presents a panel with the successful sibling trio, which this year also composed the new audio branding of the Zurich Film Festival and recorded it with the renowned Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich under the baton of star conductor Paavo Järvi. On September 30, during the film music competition ceremony, the Baldenwegs will be honoured with a film music medley of some of their orchestral works performed by the Tonhalle Orchestra.
Film Composer Talk
ZFF Career Achievement Award 2021
Canadian Mychael Danna has scored more than 100 movies and series and received numerous awards – including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and an Emmy for the soundtrack to Ang Lee’s masterpiece ‘Life of Pi’ (2012). Prior to this, he has received international recognition for films like ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ (2006), ‘Monsoon Wedding’ (2001) and ‘Exotica’ (1994) and has worked with renowned directors like Terry Gilliam, Atom Egoyan, Joel Schumacher and Denzel Washington. Mychael Danna will talk about his scores at SoundTrack_Zurich on Wednesday, September 29. The panel is open to the general public. The panel is open to the general public. Danna, who also presides the jury of the 9th International Film Music Competition, will be present at the Award Ceremony at the Tonhalle Zurich. The Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich will also be playing music from his works and the Zurich Film Festival will honor Danna with the prestigeous Career Achievement Award on the same evening. Tickets are available at www.tonhalle-orchester.ch/ifmw.
Dir. Peter Luisi · 101 min · CH/UA 2021
The alcoholic Josef lives neglected in a two-family house. When his sister moves into the second apartment with her 4-year-old daughter Nina, Josef and the girl become friends. Without knowing it, Nina helps her uncle to overcome his addiction. 35 years later, their paths cross again - now it is Nina who needs help.
Composer Martin Skaskly will comment live on his music during the screening
Dir. Ana Lily Amirpour · 101 min · USA 2014
It resembles the nightmare metropolis Sin City: the fictious Iranian ghost town Bad City. Here lives Arash with his drug-addicted father. One night, as he roams through the squalid alleys one night, he meets a mysterious girl - with a bloody secret...
Amirpour's great feature film debut is scored live by Reverend Beat-Man and Milan Slick - an atmospheric melange consisting of guitar sounds and electronic beats.
Film Composer Talk
Volker Bertelmann aka Hauschka has imbued numerous productions, from cinema to series, with his special brand of empathetic and suspenseful sound. His musical range can be heard in very different projects, such as in the thriller series ‘Your Honor’ (2020), the drama series ‘Patrick Melrose’ (2018) or the Sci-Fi thriller ‘Stowaway’ (2021). He was nominated for an Academy Award for his work in Garth Davis’ drama ‘Lion’ (2016), which score was co-written with composer Dustin O’Halloran. On Thursday, September 30 Hauschka will review his work process on a panel at SoundTrack_Zurich and he will take part in a case study about ‘Monte Veritá’ on Friday, October 1.
In the past, Dominik Scherrer has written award-winning music for some of the finest film and tv series. He received his first Ivor Novello Award for the soundtrack to ‘Ripper Street’ in 2014 and won a second one for his music to the drama series ‘Requiem’, which he composed together with Natsha Khan aka Bat for Lashes. With the Netflix hit ‘The Serpent’ (2021) he scored his biggest success to date. At SoundTrack_Zurich the London based Swiss composer will present the highly acclaimed thriller series and his work in a case study on Thursday, September 30.
Lele Marchitelli has worked with renowned directors like Giuseppe Piccioni, Maurizio Sciarra or Francesco Bruni, but among his best-known collaborations is his work with the award-winning director Paolo Sorrentino. This year, Sorrentino will receive the ‘A Tribute to…Award’ which is the prestigious honorary award of the Zurich Film Festival. Part of the honour is certainly dued to Marchitelli; the two Italians have collaborated on successful movies like ‘Loro’ (2018) or ‘The Great Beauty’ (2013). They have also worked together on the drama series ‘The Young Pope’ (2016) and ‘The New Pope’ (2020). On Thursday, September 30, SoundTrack_Zurich will present a case study with Lele Marchitelli about these two series. The panel is open to both industry and the general public.
In another Case Study on Thursday, September 30, composers Uwe Bossenz and Anton Feist, director and writer Robert Thalheim, writer Oliver Ziegenbalg, producer Andreas Banz and music supervisor Milena Fessmann will talk about their newest project. Uwe Bossenz has worked with his friend and colleague Anton Feist on numerous films over the past 15 years, i.a. ‘Tatort – Schwarzwald’ (2015) and ‘Kundschafter des Friedens’ (2017). Oliver Ziegenbalg is a director and screenwriter. He won the Bavarian Film Award for Best Screenplay for Sönke Wortmann's ‘Frau Müller Muss Weg’ (2014). Robert Thalheim is a German theater and film director and screenwriter. He has already worked with producer Andreas Banz on the children's crime thriller ‘TKKG’ (2019). Milena Fessmann has been working as a radio host for RBB/Radio 1 since 1997, in addition to her
many years as a DJ. In 1989, she founded the music consulting agency ‘CINESONG’ and in 2011 the film production company ‘Sugar Town’.
In Coop. with SWAN, WIFT, AWFC
Alerte rouge en Afrique Noire’ celebrated its premiere as the closing film at the Cannes Film Festival. Anne-Sophie Versnaeyen, who has written the score, will talk about the spy parody with composer Adina Friis on Thursday, September 30. Versaeyen celebrated a breakthrough with her music for Nicolas Bedos’ ‘La Belle Epoque’ which was nominated for 11 César Awards and screened at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. The panel is presented in cooperation with SWAN (Swiss Women’s Audiovisual Network), WIFT (Women in Film and Television) and AWFC (Alliance for Women Film Composers).
How good is my track, really? On Thursday, September 30, the music supervisors Beda Senn (SRF), Milena Fessmann (Cinesong), Catherine Grieves (Faber Music) and Pirmin Marti (Mojo 3) will evaluate and give their feedback on submitted songs. Those who want to participate, have to send their HI-Res.mp3 files until September 26 at firstname.lastname@example.org (max. three tracks pro participant).
The tracks should either be decidedly suitable as production music for TV reports and documentaries or as ‘additional music’ or songs in film; general film music stylistics are not desired.
Presented by Swiss Music Export.
Within the framework of the 9th International Film Music Competition, the new compositions of three nominees for David Vergés' short film ETIQUETA NEGRA will be world-premiered by the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under the baton of Frank Strobel. On the same evening, the winner will be chosen by the jury and awarded the Golden Eye 'Best International Film Music 2021' endowed with CHF 10 000.
Mychael Danna, who presides the jury of the 9th IFMC, will also be present at the Award Ceremony at the Tonhalle Zurich. The Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich will be playing music from his works and the Zurich Film Festival will honor Danna with the prestigeous Career Achievement Award.
In coop. with SSFV and ZHdK
Due to current Covid-19 restrictions the number of seats is limited! Only with prior registration at soundtrackzurich.com.
‘Exciting, accomplished, ground-breaking, classicistic in style, revolutionary in implementation’ (Blickpunkt:Film): the Swiss drama ‘Monté Veritá’ (2021) premiered at a major film festival: Locarno – whose piazza is only a few kilometres away from the ‘Mountain of Truth’ where the films story is set. Composer Hauschka, director Stefan Jäger (i.a. ‘Big and Little’), sound designer and re-recording mixer Gina Keller (Swiss Film Award for ‘Best Sound’ for ‘My Little Sister’) and sound engineer Reto Stamm will talk about their joint work on the history drama on Friday, October 1.
In cooperation with SSFV (Schweizer Syndikat Film und Video).
International Media Music and Sound Arts Network in Education General Meeting: Focus on new IMMSANE colleagues in new regions and topics related to curation of new and existing pedagogic content in media programmes