Deadline: 10 March 2019

Envision Sound Russia, a professional development programme for composers working with film and moving image, will take place on 24-26 April 2019 at Moscow Film School.

This open call for applications to attend Envision Sound Russia is announced by the Cultural and Educational section of the British Embassy, Moscow, in partnership with Moscow Film School.

The programme was designed by the British Council and within the last couple of years has brought together film and music specialists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Poland and Ukraine. The Russian edition of Envision Sound takes place in 2019 as part of the UK-Russia Year of Music 2019. 

Between 24 to 26 April 2019 at the Moscow Film School, emerging film composers will take part in a workshop facilitated by a UK mentor, the established UK composer Michael Price. This intensive workshop is designed for those who want to develop their skills in working with film and the moving image and will include group work, practical exercises and one-to-one sessions with Price. There will be preparatory work and a home task for the participants before the workshop. The workshop will be delivered in English.  

Workshop topics include:

  • introduction to film and TV, and planning
  • scoring an action sequence
  • the film-making team and the business of composition
  • running a music team
  • the technology of composition. 

How to apply

Please download and complete the form at the bottom of this page and email it to us by 23:59 10 March 2019. 

Successful applicants

Successful applicants will participate in the workshop free of charge. They will also be provided with all necessary materials and facilities, as well as meals.

Participants must be available for the full three days of the workshop. Those from outside Moscow must pay their own transport and accommodation costs. 

Applicant criteria

Participants should:

  • have relevant working experience: at least three years of work as a composer, relevant educational background;
  • have experience in composing music for films or moving image, project portfolio: as part of the application process the candidates will be asked to send links to their recent works (audio files / video files) and provide PDF of the scores;
  • have strong motivation and professional interest in developing further as a film composer;
  • show potential for international collaboration;
  • speak fluent English. 

About Michael Price

Michael Price is one of the UK’s most sought after composers. His work for film and television has been widely recognised, winning an EMMY award in 2014, Royal Television Society, Music & Sound and Televisual Bulldog awards as well as a BAFTA nomination and two further EMMY nominations for the critically-acclaimed BBC series Sherlock, which he scores with David Arnold. Other recent TV projects include crime drama Unforgotten and action adventure Jekyll & Hyde (with David Arnold) for ITV.

Prior to achieving acclaim as a composer himself, Michael enjoyed significant acclaim as a music editor on a number of blockbuster films such as Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Richard Curtis’ Love Actually, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men. As a music editor, Michael has been nominated for four Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Golden Reel Awards, winning in 2001 for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

Michael’s first film experience was as musical assistant, co-producer and arranger to the late Michael Kamen, with whom he collaborated for five years. During this time, Michael worked on a number of prestigious projects including X-Men, Band of Brothers, The Iron Giant, Metallica – S&M, and live concerts around the world. Michael has also arranged or written additional music on a number of major film projects, including Edgar Wright’s Hot Fuzz, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.