(c) Wolf Peter Steinhesser
Nils Petter Molvaer (born 1960) is a Norwegian trumpeter, composer and producer. He is internationally regarded as an important pioneer of modern jazz. After nearly two decades as a sideman in various ensembles and projects in the early 80’s and 90’s (most notably with the group Masqualero), Molvaer finally released his debut album “Khmer” (ECM) under his own name in 1997 - leading to a career of over 40 album releases and counting.
Marcel Vaid (*1967) works as a musician (guitar) and composer for film. He has worked in Filmmusic for over 90 feature films worldwide.
Head of the electro-acoustic collective Superterz, he has completed numerous Tours in Japan and Europe.
This Matchmaking is aimed at women and has the intention to connect female composers and sound designers with female directors, music supervisors, publishers and producers.
A prior registration is needed at: www.soundtrackzurich.com/matchmaking/
(C) B Ealovega
Rachel Portman OBE – British Film Composer and first female composer to win an Academy Award in the category of Best Original Score for Emma (Douglas McGrath). She was also the first female composer to win a Primetime Emmy Award, which she received for the film, Bessie (Dee Rees). She has received two further Academy Nominations for The Cider House Rules and Chocolat (Lasse Hallström), which also earned her a Golden Globe Nomination as well as Bafta nominations for Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and The Woman in Black.
Martin Fritsche 2019
For almost ten years Marcel Vaid (Composer in Focus ZFF 2022 and four-time winner Swiss film award quartz) has been working closely with iconic trumpeter and composer Nils Petter Molvær (European Film Award Best Original Score 2021). When the two exceptional musicians perform together, sparks fly and something new always emerges.
Their collaboration has led not only to concert tours with Marcel Vaid's avant-garde band SUPERTERZ in Europe and Japan, but also to various film compositions and CD releases. Nils Petter Molvaer says: "Basically, it is not so decisive what I do. It's more important who I work with."
For both the Norwegian trendsetter and Marcel Vaid, improvisation with their bands is the royal road to overcoming musical boundaries, discovering new territory and gathering inspiration for their work on soundtracks. By interweaving electronic and acoustic instruments, the two create a distinctly independent sound space. Their acoustic sculptures unfold in the moment of improvisation. Therefore, one must, indeed, have been there.
The performance will take place in the intimate setting of Zurich's Photobastei and is likely to be a highlight of the Zurich Film Festival's supporting programme.
For tickets visit > EVENTFROG.
How good is my track, really? On Thursday, September 29, the music supervisors Beda Senn (SRF), Marie-Hélène Froidevaux (Interstellar Music), Emmanuel Deletang (22D Music) and Andreas Suttner (BR) will evaluate and give their feedback on submitted songs.
This year's topic is UNDERSCORE. The tracks should either be decidedly suitable as production music for TV reports and documentaries or as ‘additional music’ or songs in film; general film music stylistics are not desired.
Presented by Swiss Music Export.
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