Saturday, June 30, 2012

Murray Gold to be interviewed at Royal Albert Hall event

Murray Gold, the composer who has produced the music for Doctor Who since 2005, will take part in a new series for BAFTA next month discussing his work in Film and TV.

BAFTA and Royal Albert Hall present Conversations with Screen Composers:

In this new series, major composers for film, television and video games join us in the Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room. Using clips from their work, they’ll talk to broadcaster and promoter Tommy Pearson about the development of creative ideas in their music for the screen.

Host Tommy Pearson is a broadcaster, producer and musician. A host on BBC radio and TV for 14 years, Tommy now runs Red Ted Productions, which makes films/promos for major arts organisations and works regularly with the biggest names in film music producing live orchestral concerts.

Murray Gold

A composer for television, stage and film and a dramatist for both theatre and radio, Murray has been the composer of choice when it comes to scoring the most innovative programmes on television.

He's beloved for lush orchestral score that retain a strong melody and a sense of play. Gold has been BAFTA nominated four times for his television work on his ground-breaking score to Doctor Who, and also on Casanova, Queer as Folk and Vanity Fair.

In The Guardian’s 2010 feature 'The Top 10 TV dramas of all time' three series had scores from Murray, including Clocking Off and Channel 4's controversial drama series Shameless. Recent projects in theatre and radio include 2010's Rocket to the Moon at the National Theatre, and not content to rest on his music laurels Murray’s radio play Kafka the Musical won David Tennant a BBC Best Audio Drama award for his portrayal of Kafka.

The event will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 11th July at 7.30pm. Tickets can be purchased on the BAFTA website.

(Source: BAFTA, with thanks to the TARDIS Newsroom)


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