Our guest for this Mentor Evening is British Composer Daniel Patrick Cohen. He plans to screen the short film Kamaloka for which he created the musical score, following up with a discussion and the process of film score composition and a demonstration of some of his other work in film. This Mentor Evening is part of the Envision Sound educational programme for cinema composers organised by the British Council in Ukraine and the Dovzhenko National Centre and partnered by Docudays UA.
The film will be shown in English with Ukrainian subtitles.
Post-Screening commentary will be conducted in English with live interpretation in Ukrainian.
2019, UK, directed by Samir Guessous
This dizzyingly dissociative fairy tale draws on the 1966 Bob Dylan hit “4th Time Around”. Lulu and Michael discuss the shocking death of a local dancer which results in the theft and gifting of a magically imbued amulet.
Daniel Patrick Cohen is a British Composer who works in Romania. His varied musical interests include film scoring, hip-hop and electronic music. Daniel first attracted international attention when he was invited to participate in the Rescue the Hitchcock 9 project as one of a group of composers tasked with creating new scores for early, silent Alfred Hitchcock films. His 90-minute soundtrack for Hitchcock’s silent debut, The Pleasure Garden, received worldwide attention.
In early 2015, Daniel released The Passenger, an original concept album to accompany the eponymous 1975 Michelangelo Antonioni drama. Daniel drew on a quote from David Lynch for inspiration. On hearing a recording of Barry Adamson’s Oedipus Schmoedipus for the first time, Lynch is reported to have said “it’s like listening to a Hitchcock film in your head.” In the near future three films with original Cohen scores are set to be released. He is currently at work on his second original album.