Wednesday 29 April 2015 - 7:30 PM
Elgar Room, BAFTA
In terms of film composers, James Horner is royalty. He legendarily bashed out the astonishingly intense and evocative score to James Cameron's Aliens in a matter of weeks:
BAFTA and the Royal Albert Hall are delighted to welcome James Horner to the Royal Albert Hall for the first event in our 2015 series of Conversations with Screen Composers.
Having composed the music for more than 130 film and television productions, James Horner is among the world's most prolific screen composers. His memorable and award-winning scores grace some of the most successful films of the past three decades including Titanic, The Amazing Spider-Man, Avatar, Apollo 13, Braveheart, Field of Dreams, Glory, An American Tail, Aliens, Star Trek II, and A Beautiful Mind. Across his career, James' scores have earned him three BAFTA-nominations, two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, six Grammy Awards, and a further eight Academy Award nominations. To this day, Horner's Titanic soundtrack album remains the largest selling instrumental score album in history, having sold more than 27 million copies worldwide.
James Horner joins the series for a 90 minute conversation about his composition process that will focus on a selection of his most celebrated film scores.
This event will be hosted by Tommy Pearson.