Animation La Detente – Transatlantyk 2017 Winner

And here is the brilliant animation film ‘La Détente’. It was a pure pleasure writing music for such a masterful and emotionally powerful work of art. This orchestral soundtrack brought me the I Prize and the title of the Young Composer 2017 at the Transatlantyk Film Music Competition.

Short animation film ‘La Détente’.
Directors: Pierre Ducos and Betrand Bey
The film was provided for the competition without its original soundtrack.
Official website of the film where you can also watch the original: ladetentelefilm.com

Short Film Lichen – Transatlantyk 2017 Winner

Here is the short romantic film Lichen that I have rescored for the Transatlantyk Film Music Competition 2017. This entry along with another animation soundtrack have brought me the I prize at this prestigious international competition for young composers in Lodz, Poland.

Short film ‘Lichen’.
Writer / Director: Kevin Lim (Soda Honey Films)
The film was provided for the competition without its original soundtrack. See the original here.

Transatlantyk 2017 Film Music Competition Winner

I’m honoured to become the winner of the international Film Music Competition at the Transatlantyk Festival 2017 in Lodz, Poland. Fantastic experience of being there, very gratifying attention to the music and, of course, pleasure to meet so many wonderful, creative people!

I have scored two short films for this challenge.

The competition jury:
Jean-Michel Bernard
Wiesław Komasa
Michael Seresin
Anne-Sophie Bion
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

The finalists before the awards ceremony:

You can view the winning entries here and here.

Tamah Rescored for a Symphonic Orchestra

Here is my International Film Music Competition 2017 entry, a short film ‘Tamah’ rescored. This soundtrack is for a full symphonic orchestra (plus a bass gutar), including complete printed music (partitura). The music ended up being a twisted mix of academical, cartoonish and pompous absurdity. Oh, and sexy saxophone.

Zurich Film Festival
International Film Music Competition 2017
Film Director: Erhan Yürük
Original music was by Jeremy Dirat, here replaced with my own score.
You can see the original short film here: https://vimeo.com/150525269

Oticons Film Music Competition Finalist

I’ve become Oticons Film Music Competition finalist (top 30 out of 172 participants) this year. Here are my works.

Task 1: From Here To Eternity
Memorable main theme.

Task 2: Battle of the Bows
Epic action using strings only.

Task 3: Envision the Notes
Soundtrack based on a script of one scene.
The scene that is scored here: a couple is standing embracing in front of a castle that is built on a cliff. It’s night time, the wind is howling, clouds are moving fast in the moonlight… A dialogue between the characters reveals a dramatic mystery behind their love.