Music Meets Film Focuses on Film Music Composers’ Source of Creativity

Music Meets Film, a part of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, taking place for the 8th time has announced its programme and focuses on film music composers’ source of creativity this year. The exhaustive programme brings together award-winning British composer Richard Harvey, forensic musicologist Peter Oxendale as well as renown composers Michael J McEvoy, Tom Player and Mihkel Zilmer.

Music Meets Film, curated by Estonian Music Producer and Music Editor Michael Pärt, brings together composers and directors; from music and sound creatives through to producers, agents and the wider music – and film industry. It is to build bridges between creatives, grow as an interdisciplinary meeting place and encourage new International collaborations

The first day of the programme introduces current scoring trends and the future direction of the industry, presented by award-winning composers from England, Finland and Estonia. We will also learn about the importance of production music and making the most out of music licensing.

The second day is held at the recently opened Arvo Pärt Centre in Laulasmaa, with British forensic musicologist and copyright infringement specialist Peter Oxendale speaking about common copyright misconceptions followed by three case studies by renowned film composers Richard Harvey, Michael J McEvoy and Mihkel Zilmer. The day will conclude with a feature-length documentary film “Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound” (2019), directed by Midge Costin. Throughout this day we will hear the sound through Estelon’s flagship loudspeakers “Estelon Extreme”. Estelon is an Estonian hi-end loudspeaker maker and a partner of the Arvo Pärt Centre.

On the third day, at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, MMF takes an in-depth approach through masterclasses and composing mentorship sessions. American Multi-instrumentalist and composer Michael McEvoy takes a detailed look at a thematic approach within film scoring and explores the world of “leitmotifs”. Composer Tom Player leads a masterclass focusing on Physical vs. Virtual instruments and composer Mihkel Zilmer will share his experience from score spotting sessions with directors.

The 8th Music Meets Film takes place 25-27 November, 2019. In 2019 Music Meets Film partners up with West One Music, a British production music company established in the heart of London’s Soho in 2002.

Read more about the programme and the mentors