Film Music Competition


The compositions by the 4th International Film Music Competition's five finalists will be premiered under a science fiction theme on the evening of the Film Concert at Arena Cinemas.

Friday, 25.09.15, Arena 5, Arena Cinemas, Sihlcity

1st Event (11.00): Public Dress Rehearsal

2nd Event (18:30): Film Music Competition & Grand Film Concert

Main theme from ROCKY / Performance of finalists' International Film Music Competition entries / „Diva Dance“ aria from THE FIFTH ELEMENT / „Odessa“ from ALI / Sci-Fi-Suite

Award Ceremony Golden Eye Award „Best International Film Music 2015“

Finalists: Nicolas Alvarez (Japan/Colombia), Faris Badarni (Germany/Israel), Wonkyung Lee (South Korea), Nico Maas (Germany), Toby Sherriff (USA/Canada)

Jury: Sabine Boss, Günther Fischer, Xavier Koller, Maggie Rodford, Martin Tillman

Presenter: Sandra Studer

137 participants from 28 countries created a soundtrack to accompany Run Wrake’s short film THE CONTROL MASTER (UK 2008). A jury of specialists selected five finalists whose compositions will be premiered by the Zurich Jazz Orchestra and Zürcher Kammerorchester under the baton of André Bellmont. While the jury chooses its overall winner, the audience will be treated to an exclusive concert comprising science fiction soundtrack classics, and enjoy a guest appearance by Martin Tillman. The evening will finish with the Award Ceremony.

3rd Event (21.15): Film Music Concert

Main theme from ROCKY / „Odessa“ from ALI / soundtracks from RAUMPATROUILLE ORION (short) / „Diva Dance“ aria from THE FIFTH ELEMENT / main theme from MEN IN BLACK/ Sci-Fi-Suite

Science fiction is the theme of this year's Film Music Concert.

A highlight of the evening sees the performance of a shortened version of Peter Thomas’ suite for the TV classic RAUMPATROUILLE ORION. The legendary German composer himself will attend the event as a honorary guest. A further highlight comes in the form of a guest appearance by Zurich-born composer and cellist Martin Tillman, who will play the solo part for cello from his piece „Odessa”, which he wrote for the film ALI.

The suite arranged exclusively for this special event is a grand medley of science fiction music classics from STAR WARS, FLASH GORDON and STAR TREK, plus a vocal performance of Éric Serra’s „Diva Dance“ from the film THE 5th ELEMENT!

Aftershow Party (22:00, Papiersaal Sihlcity)

Live visuals representing the very best of 90s cinema will combine with a venue ‘from outta space’ and tracks brought to you by Scott Vega, Ozzy and Röhrender to create a party that’s truly out for this world!

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