Thu 27 Jun '24

BMIM presents: Why jazz artists should consider scoring for film: two case studies

inJazz: LantarenVenster, Rotterdam
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Besides our own events, BMIM is known to present panels at other events. Especially at places where composing music for media and/or sync is not yet fully embraced.

At inJazz, the Netherlands’ main showcase festival, conference, and networking event for jazz music and its affiliate genres, we present a panel about scoring for film with two former MIMA winners and a familiar face moderating as well.

Every day you hear songs and original composed music in commercials, games, films, and series. Whether the merging of image and sound is ‘syncing’ or ‘scoring’, it is seen as an increasingly important source of revenue and can be used as a way to reach a broader audience. It has even been described as ‘the biggest promotion you can have’ as a composer. But how does it work? In this panel former Composer Laureate of the Netherlands Martin Fondse, together with director Barbara Makkinga, will talk about writing original music for the documentary ‘Vogels Kun Je Niet Melken’, for which Martin won a Music in Media Award this year. Also speaking is inJazz 2024-performer Giuseppe Doronzo, who won a Music in Media Award for his music in the short film GOYA in 2022. What possibilities do they see and what are their their experiences with writing music for video and film?

Martin Fondse, composer, artist, former Composer Laureate of the Netherlands, NL
Barbara Makkinga, director, NL
Giuseppe Doronzo, composer, artist, NL
Thijs Havens, film programmer, Eye Filmmuseum, NL

Laura Bell, music supervisor, Bell Music Supervision, NL

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