COMPOSING MUSIC FOR FILM:MASTERCLASS
SUBJECT OF THE COURSE: free choice repertoire
COURSE DURATION: 27.07 – 1.08.2020
PHASE 1 – Summer School • 27th July – 1st August 2020
Candidates must send by email firstname.lastname@example.org by July 6, 2020:
1- curriculum vitae
2- one or more compositions of applied music or free compositions, in audio / video format
3- the relative scores (optional)
Active: based on the result of the admissions; will receive confirmation by July 13, 2020.
Auditors: no limit
Enrich the technical and artistic skills in the field of music applied to images (cinema, television, web, etc.). Provide students with a professional level experience also with regard to the concrete realization of a short soundtrack.
Compose the soundtrack of a short video provided by the teacher.
The soundtrack of each student will be arranged and orchestrated with virtual instruments and personally checked by the teacher Andrea Guerra.
At the end of the 3 phases of the course, each student will be given the professionally done work.
PHASE 2 – Work in progress • August-September 2020
The students will continue the work started in the Summer School, and will be remotely supervised by the teachers, with some appointments scheduled by tele-conference
PHASE 3 – Public event • September 2020
Final meeting with the teachers on site.
The students’ works will be presented during the inauguration of ReligionToday Film Festival in Trento with replica in Bozen.
Participation certificates are issued
Award-winning composer Andrea Guerra has written more than 100 musical scores, working with internationally acclaimed film directors from across geographies and genres including Ettore Scola, Rob Marshall, Terry George, Griffin Dunne, Maneesh Sharma, Zhang Yuan, Ferzan Ozpetek, Giuseppe Bertolucci and Gabriele Muccino.
Over the past year, Guerra has dedicated himself to creating the music for the upcoming Indian thriller Fan, directed by Maneesh Sharma and featuring Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan who plays dual roles in the film.
Other notable and recently completed projects include: the original soundtrack for Indian director Sharat Katariya’s box-office hit Dum Laga Ke Haisha (English title Give It All Your Energy); Faenza’s Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, featuring the hit single Love is Requited performed by Elisa; Letters to Juliet, starring Amanda Seyfried and Vanessa Redgrave; Extraordinary Measures, with Harrison Ford; the Rob Marshall musical Nine, featuring Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz and Sophia Loren; the rags-to-riches drama The Pursuit of Happyness, starring Will Smith and directed by Gabriele Muccino; Hotel Rwanda, the highly acclaimed drama starring Don Cheadle and Nick Nolte.
Among his many awards, Mr. Guerra was honoured in 2007 with a Top Box Office Films prize by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) for his score to The Pursuit of Happyness. Mr. Guerra also won the European Film Award 2005 for best composer for the drama Hotel Rwanda; and was nominated for a Golden Globe and a Grammy Award for Hotel Rwanda‘s closing song Million Voices which Mr. Guerra co-wrote with Haitian-American hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean and composer Jerry Duplessis.
Mr. Guerra was awarded the prestigious David di Donatello for his score to Ferzan Ozpetek’s stirring 2003 drama La Finestra di Fronte (Facing Windows). The soundtrack album has sold more than 75,000 copies to date, earning a Gold Record Award, while the film’s original song Gocce di Memoria, written by Mr. Guerra and sung by Italian singer Giorgia, became a hit single in Italy, selling more than 120,000 copies. Gocce di Memoria also won a Platinum Record Award and Mr. Guerra earned two Italian Music Awards, one for best composition and another for best arrangement.
In addition to his international film work, Mr. Guerra is also active in writing scores for numerous television movies and mini-series, many in his native Italy.
Mr. Guerra was born in October 1961 in Santarcangelo di Romagna, near Rimini on Italy’s Adriatic coast, and later studied composition and arrangement in Bologna with Maestro Ettore Ballotta. After moving to Rome, Mr. Guerra began his career composing music for nature documentaries. His first film soundtrack was written for the 1990 movie Viaggio d’Amore starring Omar Sharif and Lea Massari.