European Film Music Day with HARPA Nordic Film Music Days and Composers Award

European Film Music Day with HARPA Nordic Film Music Days and Composers Award

The Nordic Film Composers Network NFCN on valinnut tanskalaisen Bent Fabricius-Bjerre vuoden 2017 HARPA Lifetime Achievement Award -palkinnon saajaksi. Suomesta ehdokkaana oli Anssi Tikanmäki. 

Alla englanninkielinen tiedote asiasta. 

Palkinnosta jaetaan vielä parhaan pohjoismaisen elokuvamusiikin palkinto 22.5. Cannesissa. Suomesta ehdokkaana on Marko Nyberg elokuvasta Onnenonkijat. 

Bent Fabricius-Bjerre is one of the most famous and beloved composers in the Nordic region. His career spans more than seven decades, and his countless themes are part of the curriculum in music schools; performed by musicians of all ages and all levels worldwide. For many, he’s composed the soundtrack of our lives, and at age 92, he still remains active as a film composer. The Guiness Book of Records is currently considering him for the position of ”the oldest active film composer in the World”. See more here and meet Bent Fabricius-Bjerre in this video.

Bent Fabricius-Bjerre will be present in Cannes, where this year’s HARPA Award will be handed out as part of ECSA’s European Film Music Day. See preliminary program here.

Also present at the European Film Music Day are the five nominees for the HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award, Best Score:
Marko Nyberg (Finland) for his score to ‘Golddigger’
Gaute Storaas (Norway) for his score to ‘A man called Ove’
Sophia Ersson (Sweden) for her score for Pojkerne/Girls lost
Hildur Gudnadóttir (Iceland) for her scores for ‘The oath’
Sune Martin (Denmark) for his score for ‘Land of mine’ ​

The award winners will each receive a special prize designed by legendary icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson.

About HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award 

Founded in 2009 with representatives from each of the five Nordic countries through performing rights association Nordic Film Composers Network is a network facilitating cooperation and exchange between Nordic film and media composers – and thereby raising their skills to an even higher level. 
With the aim of introducing a key Nordic element in the framework of the 2017 edition of the European Film Music Day at the Cannes Film Festival and presenting Nordic film and media composers to the European market, Nordic Film Composers Network is teaming up with The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA).  

The Nordic Film Music Day in Cannes will serve as a platform for high-level Nordic audio-visual composers in Cannes.