2nd Mumbai Composers Lab 2014 Presents a day of free seminars - Music In Film: The Creative & The Business and a further Panel discussion on Film Scoring at Cinemax Versova
The Mumbai Composers Lab was started by UK based composer and producer Andrew T. Mackay as part of the Mumbai Film Festival in 2013 – the 100th year of Indian Cinema.
Last years Lab focused on six young up and coming Indian composers and were mentored by a creative team from both the UK and India led by leading UK based composer Ilan Eshkeri.
This year the Lab is doing things slightly differently with a series of seminars covering all the different sides of film music entitled: Film Music: The Creative and the Business. The Lab is presented by Bohemia Junction Limited and Abbey Road Studios as part of the 16th Mumbai Film festival in association with PRS for Music, UK with support from BMI, FAMES Project and Whistling Woods’ The Andheri Base. The seminars are aimed at music composers, engineers, producers and directors as well as delegates and filmmakers from the film festival.
A host of international and Indian experts in their field will lead panels moderated by Lab Director Andrew T. Mackay on Friday 17th October at The Andheri Base in the Hard Rock Café building, Fun Republic Lane, Andheri (w)
Also on the 18th October between 1-2pm in Screen 1 at Cinemax, Infinti Mall, Versova, Andheri (w) a further presentation and discussion will take place with Frenchman Laurent Koppitz from FAMES Project Macedonia. This will lead on from Friday’s panel and will look at how Hollywood and Bollywood are heading to Skopje to record. How is this happening? What are the repercussions in the US and India and what are the benefits? This will be an enthralling event followed by a Q & A Session. Several composers who have used the orchestra will also join us on stage.
10.30-11.30 am Recording with an Orchestra; a one to one with Laurent Koppitz head of FAME’S Project. The new ‘go to’ home for film score orchestral recording in Skopje, Macedonia. Bollywood scores such as Dhoom 3 have been recorded there as well as many award-winning Hollywood & European film scores. This is a great opportunity for music directors and film company heads to see what opportunities there are to add another dimension to their film songs and film scores.
12.00-1.00pm –The Sound Engineer: A conversation with a panel of leading Sound Engineers working in the film industry in Mumbai. The panel will feature Yash Raj engineer Vijay Dayal who is one of the top engineers in the country responsible for some of the biggest hit songs and scores coming out of the film industry in India. A must for sound engineers and anyone with an interest in the recording studio!
1.30- 2.30pm – The Composer: Who is he or she and what do they really do? A chat with some of Indian cinemas established and up coming composers. A panel of special guests including Marathi composer Kaushal S Inamdar and Mumbai based composer John E. Stewart, musician and composer Ashwin Srinivasan, music director Julius Packiam and composer Naren Chandavarkar who was one of our creative advisors at 2013′s Lab.
3.00 – 4.00pm Where are they now? A round table chat with 2013′s lab participants Anjo John, Alokonanda Dasgupta, Achint Thakkar, Anchal Talesara, Ujjwal Agrawal. (Shane Mendonsa is unfortunately on holiday!) Did they really learn anything and where are they now in their careers? Five out of six return to tell us their tales of success, woes, trials, tribulations, hopes and fears!
4.30 – 5.30pm Copyright, Publishing & Collection! How it works and what it means to composers & songwriters. Liam Donnelly, Head of International for PRS for Music and leading music industry veteran Atul Churamani and Head of Universal Music Publishing India Achille Forler discuss the ins and outs of the often confusing subject.
The seminars are on Friday 17th October at The Andheri Base in the Hard Rock Café Building from 10am until 6pm Andheri (w). More information can be found at www.ComposersLab.in
The Seminars will be open to all Festival Delegates and those that register their details at registrations@ComposersLab.in
Mumbai Composers Lab: The Lab is part of the Mumbai Film Festival and was formed in 2013 by composer and producer Andrew T. Mackay as a yearly event providing education and professional advice through seminars and Workshops
About Abbey Road Studios: Abbey Road Studios, UK, is considered the most famous recording studio in the world. It was opened in 1931 and is most famously associated with the Beatles, who recorded almost all their albums and singles there. The iconic studio is also home to some of the most famous film scores, including those of Aliens, Star Wars, Prometheus, Harry Potter, Spiderman and Lord of the Rings. The studio has been mastering songs and music from Indian films and the music industry for the last 18 months including Dhoom3, Haider & Gunday as well as the latest Indian Ocean album.
About PRS for Music: PRS for Music, based in the UK, was formed in 1914 and is celebrating it’s 100th year in 2014. The company represents the rights of 100,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. They also represent over 2 million music creators, through 150 global agreements.
About BMI: Broadcast Music, Inc. BMI, is an American performing rights organization that represents more than 600,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 8.5 million musical works. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for more than 70 years. The Company provides licenses for businesses that perform music and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.
Bohemia Junction Limited: Bohemia Junction Limited was started by British composer and co-founder of Bombay Dub Orchestra Andrew T. Mackay in London, UK in 2012 as a meeting place for creatives in music, film & the arts. Bohemia provides services for international music companies looking to expand into India. It currently represents Abbey Road Studios in India and in particular their online mastering services as well as Macedonia’s film music recording services offered by FAMES Project. Bohemia also has co-curated the Australian Song Hub in 2013 and 3014 for APRA (Australian Performing Rights Association).
About FAMES . Formed in Skopje 2008 FAMES is a complete orchestral recording package in total buyout for film scores, television, videos games, classical music & pop music recordings. For very affordable prices you can book Studio M1, the Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra, Choir and Soloists.
About The Andheri Base: The Andheri base, is the cousin of it’s first culture club in Mumbai, The Bandra Base – An initiative of Whistling Woods International. The Andheri Base is a home base to create and incubate a community of artists to lead the next wave of fresh ideas and innovation in music, dance, theatre, film, and new mixed media arts. The Base offers premium workshops in music performance, music production, filmmaking, acting, photography, dance, yoga, martial arts, culinary arts, urban gardening and more. Whistling Woods International (WWI), Institute for Film, Fashion & Communication was founded by Filmmaker Subhash Ghai in 2006.