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BASCA presents: Composing for Media ‘Question Time’

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Date(s) - 15/03/2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Seven Dials Club

BASCA is hosting a ‘Question Time’ style debate to discuss current issues affecting music writers composing for media including film, TV, adverts and gaming.

A panel of top professional media composers will take questions from the floor and offer their experienced perspective on your industry concerns.

The panel will consist of five acclaimed composers:

Mark Fishlock
Mark has been a professional composer for 30 years and has also worked as a journalist, sound engineer, scriptwriter, radio presenter and voiceover artist. He has composed for television, video, commercials, library, live events and installations and was a founder director of BASCA, serving on its board for 15 years. Mark was a director of British Music Rights, the music industry political lobbying body and forerunner of UK Music.

Paul Farrer @paulmfarrer 
Paul is one of the UK’s most successful media composers. In a career spanning 25 years he has composed music for some of the biggest programmes on British Television. From Dancing On Ice, Gladiators, Fort Boyard, Ant and Dec’s Push The Button to The Chase, The Jerry Springer Show, and The BBC’s most successful international format of all time; The Weakest Link which was broadcast in 97 countries and over 12 years on British Television racked up 1693 episodes.

Gavin Greenaway @gvngrnwy
Gavin has had a varied musical career over the last 25 years – highlights include music for the 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony, theme and underscore for BBC TV series Bugs, Disney’s EPCOT Millennium Celebration and Reflections of Earth (used in ABC:2000, leading to an accidental Emmy win), songs with Bryan Adams for DreamWorks’ movie Spirit and the adaptation of Hans Zimmer’s Gladiator theme into the song Il Gladiatore which Luciano Pavarotti sung on his final album.

Anne Nikitin @annenikitin
Anne is an award-winning composer for film and television. With an eclectic style derived from her love of contemporary classical, indie rock, and electronic music, Anne has scored a wide range of films including action-thrillers, emotional dramas, cutting edge documentaries and natural history. Anne has recently completed the score for CAPTIVE – a dark and thrilling 8-part series for Netflix, by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity), Simon Chinn (Man on Wire) and Jonathan Chinn (American High).

Paul Hartnoll @paulhartnoll858
Paul is a British writer, producer, and composer, widely recognised for his pioneering work with Orbital. Over the span of their 25 year career at the forefront of electronic music, Orbital toured extensively and released eight albums. As Orbital, Paul composed material for movies and television, including Event Horizon, The Saint, The Beach, Octane and Pusher. His commercial clients include Volkswagen, Rolex, and Ralph Lauren. Most recently, Paul scored Season 2 of Peaky Blinders.

Some possible topics to be discussed and perhaps inspiration for your own questions include:

*Library music
*Synchronisation and brand partnerships
*The business of music
*Publishing and rights acquisition
*Recording with live musicians in the UK and abroad
*Technology and the evolving landscape
*Higher education courses for media composition
*Agents and representation
*The Media Executive Committee and its role within BASCA

If you do want to submit specific questions for discussion ahead of the event please either include the question/s when registering your place on the Eventbrite form or send them to info@basca.org.uk for consideration. There will also be a chance to ask questions during the event. 


6pm, doors
6:30pm – 8:30pm, panel
8:30pm onwards, networking

To reserve you place simply follow the Eventbrite steps below. A complimentary drink will be included in your booking.