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1st December, 2021

A Screen Composer’s Thoughts on Music and Narrative

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1st December, 2021
18:00 - 20:00
280 St John St
London EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

In this presentation I consider how my interest in screen music analysis and theory influences my work as a composer of music for screen.

I unpack some of my recent film and television projects and the processes involved in their construction in terms of issues of representation (of people, place and musical style) and, more generally, in terms of music’s capacity to create meaning and to connect audiences (and composer) with narrative and character.

Chris Letcher is a film composer and lecturer in music for screen at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests include an interest in the practice and theory of composing music for the moving image, and issues of representation in African and ‘world’ cinema.

Letcher has recently finished composing music for Reyka (2021) an eight-part TV series produced by Fremantle and starring Iain Glen.

Letcher’s score for Matthys Boshoff’s The Story of Racheltjie De Beer(2019) won Best Feature Film Score at the South African Film and Television Awards, an award he had previously won in 2016.

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