Paxos Festival

Paxos Workshop Schedule Outline

Paxos Film Score Workshop
The Contemporary Composer in Film Music – Extended Instrumental Techniques beyond SFX

The Workshop is designed for Composers that are looking to enhance their knowledge and compositional skills in writing for Film. The participants will also have the opportunity to work closely with an Ensemble of internationally acclaimed musicians and extend their knowledge of new instrumental techniques and their use in Film Music. The seminars will cover both the creative aspects of writing for film as well as technical aspects and score preparation.

The assignment for each participant will be to create an original score for a short film of approximate duration 5 minutes. The score will be performed live with the Film at the Paxos Music Festival 2017

Seminar Schedule

Monday, 28/08
Morning session: 10:30 – 13:30
Viewing of the films that the participants will have to compose the music for. Each participant will receive through draw 1 film. After the draw is complete, the participants will be given chance to exchange films between them.

Afternoon session: 17:00 – 20:30
The Spotting Session: Creative and technical analysis
From Conception to Composition – Creating and Structuring a film score
Planning our time, common deadline issues.

Venue: KIP Library, Gaios

Tuesday, 29/08
Morning Session: 09:30 – 14:30
09:30 – 10:00 Working in a collaborative environment with other creatives. followed by Seminars on each instrument covering: Common issues composing for each instrument, tips and suggestions by the performers – Extended Instrumental Techniques and their use in a creative way beyond SFX.
10:00 – 11:15 The Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute, Bass Flute
11:30 – 12:45 The Violin and Cello
13:00 – 14:30 The Piano
Venue: John Gough Hall, Loggos

Wednesday, 30/08
Morning Session 10:00 – 14:30
10:00 – 11:30 Scoring for Film: Conductors Stave – Writing with timecode — Step by step creation of a Template film score on Sibelius Scoring Software.
12:00 – 14:00 Creating a Film project in Logic Pro X — Synchronisation of music and film —Preparing a click track for performance / recording on mainstream DAWs
Afternoon Session 17:00 – 20:00
1-on-1 Lesson for each participant.
Discussion and development of ideas for their Film Score. (5 participants 30 mins each)
Venue: KIP Library

Thursday, 31/08
Morning Session 10:00 – 14:00
10:00 – 12:00 1-on-1 Lesson for each participant.
Discussion and development of ideas for their Film Score. (4 participants 30min each)
12:30 – 14:30 Composer Dimitra Trypani (Lecturer in Music Theory and Composition with Interdisciplinary Practices. Department of Music Studies Ionian University) and film director Giorgos Nikolopoulos speaking about their collaboration, followed by Οpen discussion and Q&A.
Venue: KIP Library
Afternoon Session
18:00 Concert: Piano for 4 hands, Works of György Kurtág followed by Q&A
Venue: John Gough Hall, Loggos

Friday, 01/09
Morning Session 10:00 – 14:30
Workshop with Ensemble members on material created for each Film. Receiving feedback and time for re-adjustments.
Venue: John Gough Hall, Loggos & Old Customs House, Loggos

Afternoon Session 17:00 – 20:00
1 -on- 1 Lesson for each participant.
Feedback from the rehearsal and directions for completing the score.
Venue: KIP Library, Gaios

Saturday, 02/09
Morning session 10:00 – 14:00
Rehearsal with the Ensemble on Film
Afternoon session 17:00 – 20:00
Rehearsal with the Ensemble on Film
Venue: Old Loggos Schoolhouse

Sunday, 03/09
Morning session 11:00 – 14:00
Dress Rehearsal
Afternoon session 21:00 Screening of the Films with live music
Venue: Old Loggos Schoolhouse