Paxos Festival

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Paxos Music Festival

Film Scoring Workshop

The Contemporary Composer in Film Music

Paxos Music Festival and Mihali Paleologou are happy to invite you to our 1st seven days Workshop on Composition for Film, which will take place from 27 August to 04 September 2017 at the Paxos Island, Greece.

Up to 12 applicants will be selected to take part in an intensive 7 days workshop designed for Composers that are looking to enhance their knowledge and compositional skills in writing for Film. The participants will have the opportunity to work in an ideal setting on the island of Paxos with an ensemble of internationally acclaimed musicians and faculty members.

Each participant will be assigned to compose the music for a Short Film (5-7 minute duration) in a period of 1 week. The faculty will mentor and assist individually every composer in producing an original score for the Ensemble (with or without Electronics, optional); which will be performed live with the Film in a concert at the Paxos Music Festival at the end of the Workshop.

The aim of the workshop is to give the composer all the essential knowledge and tools needed to create an original Film Score. Both the creative aspects of writing for film as well as the technical aspects and score preparation will be covered during the workshop. Additional emphasis will be given on Orchestration techniques and Extended Instrumental Techniques and their use in Film Music, expanding the composer’s sonic palette and promoting originality.

The workshop will also include Seminars by visiting Composers and Film Directors as well as other professionals.

Workshop Schedule is provided at our Website: please take a look here!

Application Registration Info

Registration Deadline

1st June 2017, 12.30pm (Greek time)

Early Bird Registration Deadline

1st May 2017 12.30pm (Greek time)

Price Discount

Composer in Residence

Mihali Paleologou

Ensemble in Residence

Jason Keramidis (violin)

Apostolos Pratsinakis (cello)

Zacharias Tarpangos (flute)

Apostolos Palios (piano)

Application Procedure

Maximum Number of Applicants: 12

Eligibility: Composers up to 40 years of age of any nationality

Early Bird Registration: Until 1st May 2017 with a discount of 15%

Registration Deadline: 1st June 2017 at 12.30pm Greek time.

Arrival Day: August 27th

Departure Day: September 4th

Registration Requirements:

  • Application Form (download here!)

  • Biography in English

  • 2 Recent Photos

  • Up to 3 recent works: Scores in Pdf, Recording Mp3 (optional)

Registration applications should be sent to:

Applicants can use file transfer applications such as Google Drive, Wetransfer and Dropbox if their application files exceed 25mb.

After the applications will be processed, the selected participants will be informed and they will have to deposit the Seminar Fee at:

Seminar Fee: 300 €

Bank Details: Piraeus Bank – iban: GR48 0171 5820 0065 8213 7876 427

Deposit to be made under the title: “Paxos Film Scoring Workshop”  

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