As every year, the Festival, with the support of the SACEM, organized a Master Class of musical composition for picture. From March 13th to 23rd, Selma Mutal passed down her knowledge to 8 young composers, and gave them musical composition excercises on short films such as "Mighty like a Moose" by Léo Mc Carey, "Tulips shall grow" by Georges Pal, "Suspense" by Lois Weber and "Le pêcheur de perles" by Ferdinand Zecca. These exercises were performed as a public cine-concert during the closing ceremony of the Festival directed by Selma Mutal.
THE MASTER CLASS ACCORDING TO SELMA MUTAL
"Each composer brings his own perspective and awareness towards the art of film. The idea of composing in a group setting where different musical attitudes emerge can present an exciting challenge as well as a rare opportunity for composers of the International Film Festival of Aubagne. This will allow composers to experience first-hand one of the harshest realities of the profession: musical composition deadlines. I hope that this experience is not only one where creativity is fostered, but also one of motivation and discovery for the musicians through dialogue and mutual listening. I am honored to be a part of this soulful project."
THE COMPOSERS INVOLVED
- Anne-Sophie Versnaeyen, Violon, guitare, piano
- Anthony Scotto, Flûtes, clarinette, trompette, trombone, piano
- Alexandre Olivier, Piano, clavier
- Erwann Chandon, Guitare, glockenspiel
- Alexis Maingaud, Piano
- Thibault Cohade, Guitare
- Benjamin Martinez, Piano
- Marian Gabriel Weber, Violon