Sundance London: Spend an Afternoon with Narnia Composer Harry Gregson-Williams

The inaugural Sundance London Film and Music Festival will highlight 22 films from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. All 22 films will make their UK premieres at Sundance London. This festival also includes more than a dozen special events and panels. In “Film Music from the Composer’s Point of View,” the spotlight is on Harry Gregson-Williams, composer of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” (2005) and “Prince Caspian” (2008) soundtracks.

Peter Golub, Director of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program, will lead us on a journey exploring the creative evolution of one of the most successful and prolific film composers working today. Join world renowned composer Harry Gregson-Williams (the Shrek series, The Chronicles of NarniaKingdom of HeavenMan on FireSpy GamesTeam America, Life in a Day and so many others) as he shares his process from that first spark of musical conception through to its culmination in the final delivery of a film score.

Experience a live demonstration by electric violinist Hugh Marsh and a not-to-be-missed discussion with Peter Cobbin, who has recorded and mixed many of Harry’s scores at Abbey Road. Participants will examine scenes from The Chronicles of NarniaVeronica GuerinUnstoppableShrek and Gone Baby Gone and learn how the music for each of these films was conceived and realized and ultimately discover first hand how music shapes and enhances the lifeblood of a film and the experience of the viewer.

This panel is co-presented with BAFTA.

The 90-minute panel will be conducted on Sunday, April 29, at 12pm at Cineworld 7. Click here to purchase a ticket, which costs £11.50 (starting April 4).

Sundance London runs from April 26 to April 29 at the 02 arena. Click here (PDF) to see a complete schedule. Fans can follow Sundance London on Facebook and Twitter.

Will any Narnia cast members come to Sundance London? I don’t know. Still, here’s your chance to meet Mr. Gregson-Williams and discuss Narnia with him! He has an official Facebook page and his official website is coming soon.

Images: Harry Gregson-Williams, Sundance

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