John Mansell

Alessandro Alessandroni

For any collector of Italian soundtracks the name of Alessandro Alessandroni is probably a familiar one. He is undoubtedly the one artiste, composer/musician that is involved in almost 99% of all Italian soundtracks, his choir IL CANTORI MODERNI, has vocalised on scores for the Italian cinema that have been penned by the likes of Ennio…

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Alex Wurman

The name of composer Alex Wurman is a relatively new one to collectors of film music and connoisseurs of soundtracks. It was when Wurman scored the movie CRIMINAL in 2005 that many such collectors began to take notice of his music and also became aware of the composer’s originality and his musical expertise. I was…

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Andrew Lockington

You have been working on JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH which is due for release this year, what size orchestra did you utilise on this project? The score for Journey was recorded at Air Lyndhurst in London. The orchestra was contracted by Isobel Griffiths who put together the most incredible group of musicians….

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Arnau Bataller

Arnau Bataller was born in Alzira, Valencia, in 1977. Thanks to the influence of his parents, he had an early interest in music, theater and reading. At the age of seven he began studying music theory and violin at the Alzira Musical Society. After getting a professional degree in violin in 1998, Arnau decided to…

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Bartosz Chajdecki on Scorng Days of Honour

Bartosz Chajdecki started composing at the age of 12, inspired and motivated by Zbigniew Preisner, whose advice helped him to master the art of composition. At sixteen he joined Krakow’s Camelot Dungeon cabaret as accompanying pianist and has since written music for plays such as ‘A Little Requiem for Kantor’, which was performed at the…

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Ben Bartlett

An Emmy nominated and Bafta award-winning composer, Ben Bartlett stormed the UK film & TV industry with his memorable and original score to WALKING WITH DINOSAURS. Hugely versatile, his music is intelligent, yet highly melodic, equally at ease with writing symphonic scores as well as writing in contemporary, edgy and upbeat styles. It is very…

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Carlo Martelli

In spite of his name, Martelli is a British composer. He was born in London in 1935 into a working-class family, Carlo Martelli was brought up in Walworth and Richmond and became one of the most admired young composers in Britain while still in his teens. As a young composer, Martelli had probably the greatest…

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Carlos da Silveira

What would you say is the purpose of music in film? The purpose of music is to tell what cannot be said in words or visuals, to express the inner feelings of the characters or to communicate directly to the emotions of the public (spectator?). Other times it complements the narrative or propels rhythmically the…

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Cesar Benito

Hailing from Southern Spain, Los Angeles-based composer Cesar Benito’s film credits include the critically-acclaimed MIA SARAH, for which he won the BEST ORCHESTRAL COMPOSITION AWARD at the Garden State Film Festival and was nominated for BEST NEW COMPOSER at the Film Music Critics Awards as well as BEST ORIGINAL SCORE at the Cinema Writers Circle…

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