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Ilan Eshkeri: From The Sims to Space, Composing in Various Fields

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llan Eshkeri is an award winning British / French composer whose work uses multiple disciplines in various fields of art. Composer, songwriter, producer and conductor, Eshkeri's work is performed in concert halls, theatres, galleries and commissioned for film, television and video games. For example: he composed music for a fashion show by Burberry, for a space mission and movies including Still Alice and Shaun the Sheep. This eclectic body of work is linked by his love of narrative. As you can imagine, Buma Music in Motion would love to go in-depth with Eshkeri in a Q&A about composing in various fields and asked the Dutch legendary composer and artist Stephen Emmer to go on stage and interview Ilan.


Ilan Eshkeri (Composer, UK)

  Last year Eshkeri created the ballet Narcissus and Echo, choreographed by famed dancer Sergei Polunin with set designs by photographer David LaChapelle. Eshkeri was also recently commissioned by Burberry for their game-changing Autumn fashion show in London, where he conducted his choral symphonic suite Reliquary, which subsequently reached no. 1 in the classical chart. He also created music for the European Space Agency's British astronaut Tim Peake's Principia mission to the International Space Station. Eshkeri has collaborated with many artists, including Annie Lennox on a live orchestral show of her songs, David Gilmour on his solo record 'On an Island', written a song for Sinead O'Conner, and worked with rock bands and pop stars including KT Tunstall, Tom Odell, Ash and The Cinematic Orchestra. He has also collaborated with avant-garde electronic artist Amon Tobin, re-composing the electronic music for symphony orchestra, performed at the Royal Albert Hall. Eshkeri composed a symphonic tone poem about a Korean artist for the Louvre in Paris, and conducted the work to projected visuals of the art to thousands in the gardens of the Louvre. He has collaborated with infamous British art duo Jake & Dinos Chapman, legendary naturalist David Attenborough, as well as fashion brands, dancers and astronauts. Amongst his extensive catalogue of over fifty film & television scores are multiple Oscar & BAFTA winning films such as Still Alice, The Young Victoria and Shaun The Sheep. Eshkeri has been nominated for an Ivor Novello award, as well as nominated for a BAFTA for The Snowman & The Snowdog, where he co-wrote the hit 'Light The Night'. Eshkeri is signed to Globe, a division of Universal Records.


Stephen Emmer (Composer and Artist, NL)

  Stephen Emmer is a Dutch composer/arranger/artist from Amsterdam. In his childhood he learned how to play a local wind instrument in India, voodoo infused percussion in Aruba and guitar in Surinam whilst traveling the world with his mom. He’s known as a composer for media projects, art exhibitions, experimental film projects, show events, radio shows, documentaries, tv and radio stations and short feature films. In 1988 he won an award at the prestigious Prix de Rome. He collaborated with a wide variety of artists such as; Lou Reed, Chaka Khan, Patti Austin, Leon Ware, Midge Ure, Julian Lennon, Glenn Gregory, Billy MacKenzie, Mary Griffin, Peter Coyle, Claudia Brucken, Martha Ladley, Kazu Makino, Richard Burton, Ken Nordine, Ursula Rucker, Alan Ginsberg, Michael Lonsdale, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Sylvina Ocampo and Kurt Schwitters to name but a few. He worked with legendary producers like Tony Visconti, Flood, Trevor Horn, Steve Power, Martin Hannett, Nigel Gray and Bob Power.