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General Director, IMMSANE
Conductor, Composer & Professor, ZHdK

Date & Time

Thursday Thu, 26 Jan 2023


Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India
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Film music has often been referred to as an invisible art form. We don’t see the actual musicians generating the music the same way we witness performers on a concert stage. The art of creating music for motion pictures, music that will underscore the dramatic moments on screen, is unique and challenging. 

This workshop, facilitated by Dr. Yati Durant and Prof. André Bellmont, will be a foray into this unique space. They will discuss their experiences as film music composers and what make this different than other kinds of musical techniques. They will talk about their experience teaching film music around the world and take any questions from curious participants too!

In Collaboration with:


Yati Durant

General Director, IMMSANE

Dr. Yati Durant is a US born composer of concert and film music, lecturer, trumpeter, and conductor living in Edinburgh, UK. He has studied with Krzysztof Meyer and Hans Ulrich Humpert at the Hochschule für Musik Köln, as well as with George Crumb, Philip Lasser, Narcis Bonet, Lee Konitz and conducting with Jonathan Brett. He is a multi-instrumentalist and active performer and producer of jazz and improvisatory music, contemporary acoustic and electronic music and music for film and media. He holds a Ph.D. in Composition from the University of Edinburgh and a Meisterklasse Konzertexam from the Hochschule für Musik Köln. His compositions and film scores have received many prizes from international festivals, and he has received commissions and premieres from many well-known artists and ensembles from around the world.

André Bellmont

Conductor, Composer & Professor, ZHdK

André Bellmont was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He studied at the Zurich Conservatory (today The Zurich University of the Arts). Further studies followed in Los Angeles at the Dick Grove School of Music (Composing-Arranging and Film Composition) and with Samuel Krachmalnick (Conducting). Since then he has been working as a conductor, composer and orchestrator for different films, theatre productions and concert-productions. André Bellmont is the head of Composition for Film, Theatre und Media at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) where he is teaching composition. For further information please see: ftm.zhdk.ch and andrebellmont.com.