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Music & Film: Patrick Doyle

Music & Film: Patrick Doyle

”Our special guest of honour Patrick Doyle was born in Scotland in 1953 and graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 1975 where he received a scholarship in 2001. In 1989 director Sir Kenneth Branagh commissioned him to compose the score for HENRY V and they have subsequently collaborated on eleven feature films. The score for THOR is a perfect symbiosis of typical blockbuster music elements and Doyle`s very own melodic lyrical signature that paved the way for more musical diversity in Hollywood. Doyle has received two Oscar, two Golden Globe and two César nominations. He has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Scottish BAFTA , The World Soundtrack Awards and The Henry Mancini Lifetime achievement award.

Patrick Doyle: “Film music brings another character to the story onscreen and as a result, it is an extremely powerful element which can influence an audience’s emotional response to the imagery. Its value is creating an immediate visceral response and at the same time, as well as serving the picture, first and foremost, it should also stand on its own as an enjoyable audio experience.”

Patrick Doyle is the first winner of the ”WHITE LION” award of the Braunschweig International Film Festival. With this prize the festival honors the life time achievement of an outstanding contemporary film composer.”