Speakers Prof. Giorgio Biancorosso (Department of Music, HKU), Dr. Timmy Chen (Academy of Film, HKBU)
Ennio Morricone — the legendary maestro, who composed music for more than 500 film and television productions, experimentally incorporated different musical genres, struck the world with his innovative soundworks, and wrote a new chapter of film scores. His scores not only embellished the films, but were much sought after independently as musical masterpieces. Giuseppe Tornatore, the director of Cinema Paradiso and a long-time collaborator of Morricone, tracks the musical journey of the eminent composer from his classical music training in the early days to his several Oscar nominations for best score. Renowned filmmakers and musicians, including Quentin Tarantino, Bernardo Bertolucci, Wong Kar Wai, John Williams and Clint Eastwood, express their gratitude towards the maestro.
Conducted in English.