Category Archives: Krakow Film Music Festival

KFMF: Jean-Michel Bernard puts fresh face on old film scores

By Ray Bennett KRAKOW – With charm, skill and a good deal of wit, French pianist, composer, educator, orchestrator, and music producer Jean-Michel Bernard provided a fresh perspective on a range of well-known movie and television themes on Thursday night.

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KFMF: Doldinger’s ‘Neverending Story’ score charms festival

By Ray Bennett KRAKOW – The presence of German saxophonist and film composer Klaus Doldinger appeared to electrify conductor Christian Schumann and the Sinfonietta Cracovia as they performed the maestro’s score for “The Neverending Story” at the ICE Krakow on … Continue reading

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KFMF: Krakow salutes one of its own: Abel Korzeniowski

By Ray Bennett Krakow – Composer Abel Korzeniowski, who left Poland to find success scoring films in Hollywood, was given the key to the city of his birth and standing ovations following a concert of his music at the ICE … Continue reading

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Krakow Film Music Festival celebrates first decade

By Ray Bennett KRAKOW – The 10th annual Krakow Film Music Festival (KFMF) kicked off today and as organisers looked back on the domestic and international success of the Polish event, there was one key element: “The magic word is … Continue reading

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Kraków Film Music Festival: ‘A total pleasure!’

By Ray Bennett KRAKÓW – Cliff Martinez said it best. The genial but taciturn favourite movie composer of filmmaker Steven Soderbergh, said, “It is simply very exciting to be in a place that celebrates film music.” Martinez was speaking at … Continue reading

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Kraków Film Music Festival: Animation Gala

By Ray Bennett KRAKÓW – Animated films tend to be filled with basic emotions that offer composers the opportunity to revel in them all from the terror of oppression to the tumult of revolt, the panic of flight to the … Continue reading

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Kraków Film Music Festival: alterFMF Gala: Drone Sounds

By Ray Bennett KRAKÓW – The annual Kraków Film Music Festival continues to extend and deepen our appreciation of movie music and the life of film scores after the credits roll. The latest example was an outstanding concert of electronic film … Continue reading

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Kraków Film Music Festival: Wars & Kaper: Deconstruction

By Ray Bennett KRAKÓW – The annual Kraków Film Music Festival showed its adventurous side on May 26 with a fascinating programme of jazz interpretations of film music by treasured Polish composers Henryk Wars and Bronisław Kaper by the Audiofeeling … Continue reading

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Kraków Film Music Festival: Polanski, Desplat and Goldsmith

By Ray Bennett KRAKÓW – The plaintive trumpet solo that Jerry Goldsmith wrote for Roman Polanski’s 1974 film “Chinatown” hovered like a blessing over a concert of music from the Polish director’s movies to kick off Kraków’s annual Film Music … Continue reading

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KFMF: International TV series music gala rocks

By Ray Bennett KRAKOW – Themes from some of the most popular television shows in the world rocked the impressive new Tauron Arena here on Saturday as the Krakow Film Music Festival celebrated the exciting vibrancy of music for TV … Continue reading

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