Category Archives: Krakow Film Music Festival

Kraków Film Music Festival: ‘A total pleasure!’

By Ray Bennett KRAKÓW – Cliff Martinez said it best. The genial but taciturn favourite movie composer of filmmaker Steven Soderbergh, said, “It is simply very exciting to be in a place that celebrates film music.” Martinez was speaking at … Continue reading

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Kraków Film Music Festival: Animation Gala

By Ray Bennett KRAKÓW – Animated films tend to be filled with basic emotions that offer composers the opportunity to revel in them all from the terror of oppression to the tumult of revolt, the panic of flight to the … Continue reading

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Kraków Film Music Festival: alterFMF Gala: Drone Sounds

By Ray Bennett KRAKÓW – The annual Kraków Film Music Festival continues to extend and deepen our appreciation of movie music and the life of film scores after the credits roll. The latest example was an outstanding concert of electronic film … Continue reading

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Kraków Film Music Festival: Wars & Kaper: Deconstruction

By Ray Bennett KRAKÓW – The annual Kraków Film Music Festival showed its adventurous side on May 26 with a fascinating programme of jazz interpretations of film music by treasured Polish composers Henryk Wars and Bronisław Kaper by the Audiofeeling … Continue reading

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Kraków Film Music Festival: Polanski, Desplat and Goldsmith

By Ray Bennett KRAKÓW – The plaintive trumpet solo that Jerry Goldsmith wrote for Roman Polanski’s 1974 film “Chinatown” hovered like a blessing over a concert of music from the Polish director’s movies to kick off Kraków’s annual Film Music … Continue reading

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KFMF: International TV series music gala rocks

By Ray Bennett KRAKOW – Themes from some of the most popular television shows in the world rocked the impressive new Tauron Arena here on Saturday as the Krakow Film Music Festival celebrated the exciting vibrancy of music for TV … Continue reading

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KFMF: Enthralling film music at Shakespeare in Concert

By Ray Bennett KRAKOW – Powerful, melodic and mischievous, Elliot Goldenthal’s music for the productions of his partner Julie Taymor was given full rein at an exhilarating Shakespeare in Concert performance as part of the Krakow Film Music Festival on … Continue reading

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KFMF: Andrzej Wajda’s film scores hit the mark

By Ray Bennett KRAKOW – Andrzej Wajda’s devastating images from his 2007 film “Katyń” and the haunting music of Krzysztof Penderecki formed the emotional heart of the Polish Music Gala: Scoring4Wadja here last night.

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KFMF: Elliot Goldenthal receives first Wojciech Kilar Award

By Ray Bennett KRAKOW – Wojciech Kilar advised artists to fight the sin of pride, Elliot Goldenthal said as he received the first Kilar Award at the Krakow Film Music Festival on Thursday: “You are looking at a sinner tonight.”

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KFMF: Critical Hit dazzles with videogame music concert

By Ray Bennett KRAKOW – U.S. orchestral rock outfit Critical Hit showed how infectious music from videogames can be with a 90-minute high-energy concert here last night that featured an ensemble of highly talented and glamorous performers.

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