18 Dec 2021
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What makes a Disney score so special?
Join Andrew Pogson, Dan Golding and Nicholas Buc in a special Disney-themed live presentation of their film soundtrack podcast Art of the Score, exploring the structure of classic Disney musicals and discussing the different elements that make these soundtracks so special.
Art of the Score is a podcast that aims to explore, demystify and celebrate some of the greatest soundtracks of all time.
About the hosts of Art of the Score
Andrew Pogson is a producer, director and jazz musician. He is currently Head of MSO Presentations at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, having programmed shows with artists like Sting, Randy Newman, Tim Minchin and Flight Facilities, along with movie projects like the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Back to the Future, and Star Trek. Andrew has also produced and directed many world premieres with the MSO such as The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, Video Games Unplugged and This Gaming Life with music comedy trio Tripod.
Dr. Dan Golding is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication at Swinburne University, the host of Screen Sounds on ABC Classic, and an award-winning composer and writer. He is the author of Star Wars After Lucas (University of Minnesota Press, 2019), and co-author of Game Changers (Affirm Press, 2016). He also made the soundtracks to Untitled Goose Game (2019), Push Me Pull You (2016) and the Frog Detective series. Since 2010 he has written journalism and commentary for a wide variety of publications and is a video essayist on YouTube. From 2014–17 was director of the Freeplay Independent Games Festival.
Nicholas Buc is a composer, conductor, arranger, violinist and pianist. He received the inaugural Fellowship of Australian Composers Award at the University of Melbourne. As the recipient of the Brian May Scholarship for Australian film composers, he studied a Master’s Degree at New York University, where he received the Elmer Bernstein Award for Film Scoring. He has conducted many live in-concert events, including world premieres of John Williams’ Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Hans Zimmer’s The Lion King (2019), Alan Menken’s Beauty and the Beast (2017), The Little Mermaid and Star Wars: Episodes IV, V, VI and VII. He has conducted all of the major Australian symphony orchestras as well as many major US and Asian orchestras.
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