IFFR Pro x Buma Music in Motion with Howard Shore (The Lord of The Rings, Gangs of New York, The Silence of the Lambs) to speak in a private masterclass

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) and Buma Music in Motion (BMIM) are committed to making ever more and deeper connections between young filmmakers and the music sector. In this spirit, BMIM will contribute to the festival’s music activities and IFFR PRO Days, organising a special music-themed day bringing together filmmakers and composers on Wednesday, January 29th. 20 composers are invited to join us for this IFFR Music day with a the private masterclass by Howard Shore and a Pro Hub Panel about music in film, with breakfast, lunch and drinks included - the perfect way to network with filmmakers. Want to join? Send an email to connects@buma-music-in-motion.nl, first come first serve! If selected you’ll get an invitation to the public masterclass of Howard Shore in De Doelen on Saturday February 1st (1pm) as well.

Howard Shore

On January 29, Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings, Gangs of New York, The Silence of the Lambs) will give a private masterclass about his work and the art of scoring for 20 composers. Howard Shore, born in Canada in 1946, can justifiably be called one of the most important film composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. He broke through in the late 1970s with his compositions for the dark, alienating, controversial horror thrillers of Canadian director David Cronenberg (The Fly, Videodrome, Naked Lunch). With his score for Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, he defined the sound of J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle Earth for countless film lovers across the generations. He also wrote the music for classics such as Se7en, The Silence of the Lambs and Martin Scorsese's The Departed, The Aviator, Hugo and Gangs of New York. Shore's oeuvre is as extensive as it is diverse, consisting of more than 90 titles spanning a huge range of styles and genres. What's more, he is also known as a conductor and composer of classical music and opera. He has been nominated for four Oscars, winning three, and received the prestigious Order of Canada.

Special Screening of Crash

Besides the private masterclass on January 29, IFFR also pays homage to Shore's groundbreaking talent for composition with a special screening of Cronenberg's Crash (1996) in 'de Doelen', accompanied live by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra on Friday January 31 and, on February 1st, a public masterclass, in which he will discuss his modus operandi and oeuvre, his collaboration with directors such as Cronenberg, and his views on film music. You can buy your tickets for this via the IFFR website.

IFFR Pro x Buma Music in Motion

Location: De Doelen, Kruisplein 30, Rotterdam


Wednesday January 29:
09am – 09.30am: Breakfast
11am – 12.30pm: Private Masterclass Howard Shore
1pm – 2pm: Lunch
2pm – 3.30pm: Pro Hub Panel about music in film
6pm – 7pm: Drinks
Want to join (max 20 p)? connects@buma-music-in-motion.nl

Friday January 31 (public):
9pm – 11.10pm: Special Screening Crash (tickets via IFFR)
More info and tickets: iffr.com/en/2020/events/crash-live-score-by-rotterdam-philharmonic-orchestra
Saturday February 1 (public):
1pm – 3pm: Public Masterclass Howard Shore
More info and tickets: iffr.com/en/2020/events/masterclass-howard-shore

IFFR x Dutch Composers
And this year, once again, we will highlight the work of Dutch composers during IFFR Pro. This year: Rutger Reinders, Beau Zwart, Tessa Rose Jackson, Jorrit Kleijnen, Evelien van den Broek and Hans Nieuwenhuijsen. iffr.com/en/iffr-pro-x-buma