This month, RCM composition students will get to meet one of today's most acclaimed and respected composers of film music.
Howard Shore is perhaps best known for his music for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which garnered him three Academy Awards, as well as his relationships with leading directors such as Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme and David Cronenberg. He is visiting London for two performances of music from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King at the Royal Albert Hall, as well as to launch of a new book by Doug Adams: "The Music of The Lord of the Rings Films". This fascinating book provides in-depth exploration of the music with extensive music examples, original manuscript scores, a rarities CD, and glimpses into the creative process from the composer himself.
On 29 September Howard Shore will visit the Royal College of Music for a Q&A session with students on the RCM's acclaimed Composition for Screen Masters programme. He will spend two hours in the RCM Studios, discussing his work on some of the most significant films of the past forty years.
I'm honored and thrilled to be participating in this session at the Royal College of Music as well. I believe Howard and I will also be at another Royal school earlier in the week. Stay tuned!