25 October 2017, 15:00

London East Asia Film Festival

Picturehouse Central, London, UK

In conversation with compsoer Bang Sun-seok


25 August 2017, 10:00

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Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, Cologne, Germany

In conversation with Academy Award nominee Hauschka


23 May 2017

Buma Music in Motion

Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam

Case Study: Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard's The Dark Knight


14-15 May 2017

Ionian University

Corfu, Greece

2-day Composition for Screen Lectures and Seminars


DAY 1 

Session 1 "The Impact of Emerging Music Technology on Recent Film Music" 

Session 2 Review of students' scores, feedback and discussion.


DAY 2

"Hans Zimmer's and James Newton Howards' The Dark Knight – A Film Score Guide"

Session 1: Historical and Textual Context, Technical and Creative Process of the Composers 

Session 2: Score Analysis and Analysis of Music as Part of the Soundscape

(all sessions are 3 hours including break)


8 March 2017, 10:15

Music Talks, South Kensington

'What am I Watching?' Music for Film.

VH explores the process of film music composition and illustrates film composers’ creative strategies in finding inspiration and channelling their ideas to the desired effect.


27 January 2017

1) The Impact of Emerging Music Technology on Recent Film Music

2) The Impact of Emerging Film Technology on Filmmaking and Resulting Impact on Film Music Composition

Artez Institute of the Arts

Arnhem, The Netherlands 


25 January 2017

The Impact of Emerging Music Technology on Recent Film Music

Kingston University

Music Department, Kingston University, Kingston upon Thames


17 October 2016, 13:30

World Soundtrack Awards Industry Day

Author Rights in our open source society: a collective or individual matter?

Panel discussion


17 October 2016, 15:45

World Soundtrack Awards Industry Day

Music for TV productions: what about Publishing Rights?

Panel discussion with music supervisor Wim Coryn, composer Jean-Paul Wall and composer John Lunn.


12 October 2016, 18:00

A (Very Brief) Filmmakers' Guide to the Use of Music

St. Paul's Roof Pavilion, Royal Festival Hall

as part of the BFI Academy

in collaboration with the London Philharmonic Orchestra


12 August 2016, 12:00

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IHK Merkenssaal, Cologne, Germany

In conversation with composer Reinhold Heil


11 August 2016, 16:30

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IHK Merkenssaal, Cologne, Germany

In conversation with composer Gary Yershon


24 June 2016

Star Wars — Wie klingt der Krieg der Sterne?

Panel discussion with Prof. Karim Sebastian Elias and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Peter Moormann

FilmTonArt 2016

Bayrischer Rundfunk, Münchner Funkhaus

Munich, Germany


22 June 2016

Whose Line is it Anyway? – Copyright Clearance in Screen-Music Studies (round-table discussion)

Music for Audio-Visual Media II Conference

University of Leeds, School of Music


26 May 2016

Total Soundtrack Composition (new ed.)

Krakow Film Music Festival

Pałac Krzysztofory

Krakow, Poland


5 February 2016

Hans Zimmer's and James Newton Howard's The Dark Knight

2-part lecture presentation

Artez Institute of the Arts

Arnhem, The Netherlands 


13-14 Feburary 2016

2-day Composition for Screen Workshop

Ionian University

Corfu, Greece


7 October 2015

Composing for Screen

An insight into the world of film music and the challenges faced by composers within the industry.

Panel discussion and workshops.

A London Film Festival event, NFT3, BFI Southbank


11 August 2015

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Forum VHS at the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cologne, Germany

In conversation with composer Joe Kraemer


27 May 2015

Production Music Libraries – Challenges and Opportunities for Media Composers

Małopolski Ogród Sztuki (MOS), Kraków, Poland


20 May 2015

Centre for Film and Television Music Research

Beijing Normal University

Introduction to Narrative Film Music


20 May 2015

Writing Film Music – The Film Scoring Process

Centre for Film and Television Music Research

Beijing Normal University


21 May 2015

Total Soundtrack Composition (ext. edition)

Centre for Film and Television Music Research

Beijing Normal University


21 November 2014

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Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, Cologne, Germany

In conversation with Canadian songwriter Owen Pallett


21 November 2014

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Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, Cologne, Germany

In conversation with composer John Ottmann


22 November 2014

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Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, Cologne, Germany

Total Soundtrack Composition (ext. edition)


30 September 2014

Royal College of Music, Belle Shenkman Studio, London, UK

Masterclass with Korean film composer Cho Young Wuk

In association with the Korean Cultural Centre, UK


6 September 2014

Leeds University, School of Music, Music for Audio-Visual Media Conference

Harder, Better, Faster – Film music composition in the age of digital filmmaking


1 June 2014

Music and the Moving Image Conference

New York University, Steinhardt School of Music, New York City, NY, U.S.A.

Total Soundtrack Composition


2 March 2014

‘Sounds Classical’ – BBC Radio Ulster

Interview with host John Toal 

The best score nominees at the 86th Academy Awards


22 November 2013

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Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, Cologne, Germany

Keynote interview with Academy Award winner Rachel Portman


4 November 2013

International Conference for Film and Television Music Research

Beijing Normal University

Industry-facing Education: Training Film Composers in a Collaborative Environment


31 October 2013

Centre for Film and Television Music Research

Beijing Normal University

Production Music Libraries - Opportunities and Challenges for Media Composers


31 October 2013

Centre for Film and Television Music Research

Beijing Normal University

Minimalism in Film Music - Compositional Approach, Expressive Means and Audience Impact


30 October 2013

Centre for Film and Television Music Research

Beijing Normal University

Everything Changes: New Film Scoring Techniques and Strategies


29 October 2013

Centre for Film and Television Music Research

Beijing Normal University

Recent Developments in Music Technology and their

Impact on Hollywood Film Music Composition and Production


29 October 2013

Centre for Film and Television Music Research

Beijing Normal University

Collaboration in Hollywood Film Music Research


28 October 2013

Centre for Film and Television Music Research

Beijing Normal University

Understanding Contextual Agents in Recent Hollywood Film Music Practice


9 August 2013

Transatlantyk International Film Festival 2013

Poznan, Poland

SONY/ATV discussion panel


5 August 2013

Transatlantyk International Film Festival 2013

Poznan, Poland

Everything Changes: New Film Scoring Techniques & Strategies


3 August 2013

Transatlantyk International Film Festival 2013

Poznan, Poland

Production Music Libraries — Opportunities and Challenges for Media  Composers


31 May 2013

New York University, Steinhardt School of Music

Music and the Moving Image Conference

Workload Distribution Among Hollywood Composers 


24 February 2013

‘Sounds Classical’ – BBC Radio Ulster

Interview with host John Toal 

The best score nominees at the 85th Academy Awards


16 November 2012

SoundTrack_Cologne 9.0, Cologne, Germany

Made in Germany: Composing for American Indies

(on-stage interview with composer Andreas Weidinger)


18 August 2012

Transatlantyk International Film Festival 2012, Poznan, Poland

Industry-facing Education: Training Film Composers in a Collaborative Environment


4 November 2011

SoundTrack_Cologne 8.0

Cologne, Germany

Music editor Mike Higham

(on-stage interview)


25 November 2010 

Grove Forum, Royal College of Music, London

Music at an Exposition 3: Hannover 2000 – “Moment of Glory”


25 January 2010

Teaching Composition - Engaging Students: A Big Conversation

University of Huddersfield, Department of Music

Mixed Messages – mentoring screen composition students on

collaborative film / music projects


20 November 2009

SoundTrack_Cologne 6.0, Cologne, Germany

Why Bother with Composers? The Challenges of

Collaboration for Film-makers and Composers

(with Prof. David Burnand)


12 November 2009

Grove Forum, Royal College of Music, London

Music and Emotion III: Crying on Cue 

(in association with the RCM Centre for Music and Multimedia)


6 November 2009

Leeds University, School of Music, Film Music Conference

The Changing Morphology of Leitmotifs in Recent Hollywood Film Music


6 November 2008

Grove Forum, Royal College of Music, London

The Use of Serial and Aleatoric Techniques in Film Music

(in association with the RCM Centre for Music and Multimedia)