BBC announces film music season

By | Published on Friday 26 July 2013

BBC Sound Of Cinema

The BBC has announced a season of programmes on film music, entitled ‘Sound Of Cinema’, due to air in September. Shows will be broadcast on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 1, Radio 3, 6music, and the Asian Network, looking at everything from classical to contemporary music in film, as well as a three part BBC Four series on soundtracks presented by silent film composer Neil Brand.

Brand told CMU: “It’s so fantastic that the BBC, the biggest producer of music content, is showing how music works for films. Film scores demand an extraordinary degree of both musicianship and dramatic understanding on the part of their composers. Whilst creating potent, original music to synchronise exactly with the images, composers are also making that music as discreet, accessible and communicative as possible, so that it can speak to each and every one of us”.

He added: “Film music demands the highest standards of its composers, the insight to ‘see’ what is needed and come up with something new and original. With my series and the other content across the BBC’s ‘Sound Of Cinema’ season I hope that people will hear more in their movies than they ever thought possible”.