Ozren K. Glaser

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ISFMF, Artistic Director and Producer

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Greatest of the Week: GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA

This week we celebrate another composer with simple methods of scoring films. By using only few instruments and slow dynamics, Gustavo Santaolalla (born 1951, Argentina) somehow manages to create rich pattern of emotions. Voters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized it, giving him two Oscars in two consecutive years, for Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Babel (2006). Santaolalla is also a popular guitar player, doing performances and […]

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Greatest of the Week: CLINT EASTWOOD

One of the greatest icons in history of cinema, Clint Eastwood (born 1930) is a director, actor, producer and – composer. He won four Academy Awards (Best Director/Picture for Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby) and is one of the few who can achieve powerful atmosphere by slowly-playing piano, instead of bombastic orchestras. Eastwood is also a respected jazz musician (he directed the film about the famous jazz saxophonist and composer Charlie Parker, […]

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Greatest of the Week: TAN DUN

Tan Dun (born 1957), a Chinese classical composer, widely known for his scores in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long) and Hero (Ying Xiong), is also recognized for using non-traditional and organic instruments in his music. His piece Water Passion After St. Matthew employs amplified bowls of water in lieu of traditional percussion, and his Paper Concerto (2003) relies solely on the manipulation of paper to create music. He is also recognized for adding multimedia aspects to […]

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WELCOME ABOARD, MARK DORNFORD-MAY!

British/South-African director Mark Dornford-May, the Golden Bear Award winner at the Berlin Film Festival, has joined the ISFMF’s team. Mark and his company, including composer Charles Hazlewood, adapted the stage production of Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen to create the film U-Carmen eKhayelitsha with Pauline Malefane in the leading role. The film garnered a number of awards, including the Golden Bear for Best Film.    

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Greatest of the Week: THOMAS NEWMAN

Greatest of the Week: THOMAS NEWMAN

Thomas Newman (born 1955) is a member of a film-scoring dynasty, including his father Alfred Newman, who was one of the ‘architects’ of film music. Thomas Newman is also the first composer in our gallery Greatest of the Week. With these YouTube previews below we celebrate his unique capability of using simple, yet complex methods to achieve bold and rich, if not monumental atmosphere in all of his work.   TOP […]

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