23. 4. — 26. 4.

Hollywood film music composers to take special workshops, lessons and lectures in Prague

Published February 14, 2022

A unique opportunity for all audio-visual professionals and composers! At the Composers Summit, which will take place in Prague on 23-26 April 2022, Hollywood film music composers will take special workshops, lessons and lectures.

The summit will feature, for example, five-time EMMY winner Jeff Beal, Grammy winner Nancy Schwartz, composer of the scores for A Nightmare on Elm Street and Spider-Man 3 Christopher Young, founder of Spitfire audio Christian Henson, and Antoni Komasa Lazarkiewicz, composer of the score for the award-winning Charlatan. The Soundsgate event will culminate in a magnificent concert
of film music by the PKF – Prague Philharmonia orchestra, which will be personally conducted by the Hollywood composers.

One of the largest music and production events in Central Europe, in April the Composers Summit will offer a series of special workshops, lectures, lessons and debates with world-renowned composers at four locations in Prague. These will focus on music composition, music dramaturgy in the audio-visual
media, arranging, orchestration, recording techniques, digital production and its trends, music software and hardware, and cooperation between composers and film directors and other audio-visual professionals.

“We are thrilled that our invitation to the Composers Summit in Prague has been accepted by worldclass audio-visual music stars such as Jeff Beal, who composed the music for the House of Cards series on Netflix, Grammy award winner Nancy Schwartz, and John Williams’s regular orchestrator Conrad Pope, who has arranged music for films including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1 and 2, Star Wars, Ice Age, The Matrix and The Hobbit. We can also look forward to meeting Spitfire Audio founder Christian Henson. We believe that workshops and discussions with huge names such as these will bring valuable experience and unique experiences for Czech composers, audio-visual professionals and other music enthusiasts,” says Alexandr Smutný on behalf of the organizers, Soundsgate.

Representatives of the Czech art scene will also share their practical experience. The list of guests to the Summit includes, for example, Czech Lion winner and leader of vocal ensemble Skety Petr Wajsar and composer of music for the video game series The House of Da Vinci 1 and 2 Tomáš Živor, as well as Dominik Svoboda, Matúš Luhový, Zuzana Michlerová, David Hysek and Jiří Hradil.

The Composers Summit will start on Saturday 23 April 2022 and end on Tuesday 26 April 2022 with a gala concert of film music performed by the PKF – the Prague Philharmonia at the Congress Centre. The programme will include tunes from the hit series House of Cards and movies Spider-Man 3 and The Boss Baby. The concert will also feature several world premieres, and an OSA Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Czech composing legend Elia Cmíral, who will also attend.

For further information, visit soundsgate.com/summit-en
Advance ticket sales for the Composers Summit are underway on GoOut
Advance ticket sales for the closing concert: pkf.cz/hollywood-composers
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