Music Seminar. Listening to Films. Pascal Gaigne

Pascal Gaigne
Pascal Gaigne © 2007

Over the past eight years, this seminar has become a major education and training activity, as shown by the number of professionals and students enrolled and the leading names from the world of filmmaking who have left their mark on these activities.

We have been joined by figures such as Conrado Xalabarder, acclaimed specialist in music in films, and composers Manuel Balboa (El abuelo), Roque Baños (Goya 2009 for Los Crímenes de Oxford), Ángel Illarramendi (Los Borgia), Carles Cases (Negro Buenos Aires), Edesio Alejandro (Suite Habana), Fernando Velázquez (El Orfanato), Bruno Coulais (Océanos) and Patrick Doyle (Frankenstein).

All these composers have worked with different music genres, won a number of awards and been acclaimed by the public and critics alike. They all welcomed this initiative as an opportunity to share their knowledge with participants.

This year we shall be joined by Pascal Gaigne, renowned French composer based in San Sebastián. Gaigne (Caen, 1958) is one of the leading composers on the current Spanish filmmaking scene. His music exudes charm and brims with gentle melodies whose simplicity belies sophisticated instrumentation, bathing his films in an intimate, austere atmosphere of eternal calm.

His dazzling career includes films such as Silencio roto (Montxo Armendáriz, 2001), Piedras (Ramón Salazar, 2002), Siete mesas de billar francés (Gracia Querejeta, 2007); his work with Daniel Sánchez Arévalo (AzulOscuroCasiNegro, 2006, and the recent Gordos); numerous collaborations with Salvador García Ruíz (El otro barrio, 2001, Las voces de la noche, 2003, Castillos de cartón, 2009), as well as forays into French cinema (Le cou de la girafe, 2004), to name just some of his major works.


Seminar programme

Gaigne will talk about structural and functional concepts in music in films and give some keys to creating and working on a soundtrack, focusing on his work for:

GORDOS (2009)
PIEDRAS (2002)

Date: Thursday 18 and Friday 19 November 2010
Time: 4-7 pm
Place: Aula 2 CCCB. Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. Montalegre, 5, 08001 Barcelona.

Price: €50 (includes both sessions)

Registrations and payment: Please, fill the registration form

The limited number of places will be allocated in strict order of payment.
Places cannot be reserved without payment.

More information:: Contact Patricia Sánchez Tel.: (+34) 93 481 57 79.