The British Council and The Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Center are conducting the third cycle of Envision Sound, the educational programme for film score composers. The programme, which includes a creative laboratory, lectures, networking, individual consultations with experts from the audiovisual sector, as well as evening film screenings with live music accompaniment will run in Kyiv, on 20–24 January.
10 composers from 6 countries take part in Envision Sound 2019-2020:
- Eugene Latsko, Max Smogol, Nikolay Makieiev, Serhii Vilka, Valeriia Khazan (Ukraine)
- Başar Ünder (Turkey)
- Martin Danchev (North Macedonia)
- David Mastikosa (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
- Ilya Odegov (Kazakhstan)
- Maja Curcic (Serbia)
This year, the program's mentor is Enrica Sciandrone, winner of numerous awards, composer and professor at the Royal College of Music in London, where she teaches composition for screen. Ennio Morricone, John Corigliano and Ryuichi Sakamoto are among the composers who recognised her talent and achievements. She has composed soundtracks worldwide for award-winning independent films, documentaries, animations and TV commercials. Recent feature-lengths commitments include American Fango (2016, US/Italy, romantic drama), Love Of My Life (2013, UK/Australia, drama/thriller), The Serbian Lawyer (2014, UK/Serbia, documentary), We Are Many (2014, UK, documentary) and A Quintet (2014, drama).
Together with a project mentor, participants will look at opportunities and challenges in composing music for films and work on their own soundtracks for archive footage or Ukrainian films in production.
For the first time in the programme, participants of Envision Sound 2019-2020 will have the chance to record their music with the Kyiv Fantastic Orchestra as part of the creative laboratory. Participants will have the opportunity to work with solo musicians.
Envision Sound 2019-2020 will be curated by Alla Zahaykevych, Ukranian composer winner of the Ukrainian Film Academy Golden Dzyga for Best Composer.
As always, after the programme is completed, the British Council and the Dovzhenko Centre will offer grants to further support some of the projects developed by composers during the creative laboratory.
Public evening programme as a part of ENVISION SOUND 2019-2020:
When the workshops have ended for the day, Envision Sound offers an evening programme open to the general public (see the timetable below).
22 January 2019 - Salt from Bonneville (2020), the adventure drama documentary by Simon Mozgovyi to be screened with live musical accompaniment composed Zviad Mgebrishvili and Luka Lebanidze (Georgia), finalists of the Envision Sound 2019. Find out more and register on event by the link.
23 January 2019 - Man of Aran (1934), Irish documentary film with live music improvisation by Una Monahan (Northern Ireland), Alla Zagaykevych (Ukraine) and Sergiy Okhrimchuk (Ukraine). Find out more by the link.
24 January 2019 - Earth (1930), silent film classic by Olexander Dovzhenko with a live music accompaniment by DakhaBrakha. Find out more by the link.