From the very first silent films, music has been an integral part of movie-making. Music establishes setting, creates atmosphere, calls attention to key elements, reinforces or foreshadows narrative developments, gives meaning to a characters’ actions or translates their thoughts, and creates emotional connection. Film composers come from every possible genre of music. The best of them are not only great composers, but also great collaborators, working closely with the director to elucidate the structure, meaning and emotional content of the movie.
Erica Procunier’s credits include scores for film, television, theatre, advertisement and interactive productions. Her score for the film DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver premiered live in concert with the TSO and toured across Canada to celebrate the sesquicentennial. She scored Pat Mills’s hit misfit comedy Don’t Talk To Irene starring Geena Davis, as well as Thyrone Tommy’s critically acclaimed drama Mariner, which were both official selections at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Adrian Ellis’s feature film credits include his hybrid score for The Scarehouse, the dark orchestral Definition of Fear, starring Bollywood superstar Jacqueline Fernandez, and Taken Too Far, directed by Paul Lynch. Television credits include themes for Daily Planet (Discovery), orchestral cues for The CFL and International Hockey (TSN), and music for Canada’s long running national morning show, Canada AM (CTV). He also works in the burgeoning world of web series, and is noted for the award-winning scores for the hugely popular Out With Dad, and the sci-fi noir Haphead (Canal+).
The discussion will be led by Quadrangler Dr. Paul Hartley, Executive Director of Human Futures Studio.