16th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS ANNOUNCES SECOND WAVE OF NOMINEES

The World Soundtrack Academy released a second wave of nominees for Discovery of the Year, the SABAM Award for Best Young International Composer and Public Choice Award. Last month the nominees for Best Film Composer, Best TV Composer and Best Original Song were revealed. The WSAwards aims at supporting film music, sound design, composers and their worldwide promotion. Over the past 16 years the WSAcademy has grown into a group of 370 international professionals nominating through several rounds of voting.

Artistic Director Patrick Duynslaegher: ‘If you are looking for the next generation of great composers, you just have to look at the World Soundtrack Discovery Awards, where composers such as Michael Giacchino, Gustavo Santaolalla, Craig Armstrong, Abel Korzeniowski and Daniel Pemberton were acknowledged early on in their careers.’

NOMINATIONS DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR
The Discovery of the Year Award is aimed at encouraging emerging talent, who have scored not more than six feature films (commercially released in theatres) in total. Besides receiving the award, the winner will perform at the 17th WSAwards in 2017. The nominees for Discovery of 2016 are:

• Bear McCreary: For ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ & ‘The Boy’
• Ben Lovett: For ‘Synchronicity’
• Joe Kraemer: For ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’
• Nicolas Britell: For ‘The Big Short’
• Matthew Margeson: For ‘Eddie the Eagle’

 

16TH WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS

16th World Soundtrack Awards Gala: Wednesday 19 October 2016 at Capitole Ghent Central attending guests include Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jeff Beal, Jeff Russo, Sean Callery, John Lunn, Alex Heffes, Daniel Pemberton and many more! Tickets available at: http://www.worldsoundtrackawards.com and http://www.sherpa.be

As previously announced, The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Ryuichi Sakamoto, following the festival’s spotlight on Japanese cinema. A selection of his and the TV composers’ work will be performed by Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Radio Choir, conducted by Dirk Brossé.

The following day, a TV music concert, including both classic and contemporary TV-tunes, all performed by Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Dirk Brossé, is organized on Thursday 20 October 2016.

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