Music in Series – How Soundtracks Shape the Way We See

Thu, 06.06.24 / 13:15 - 14:30
Cinenova / Theatre 1

The symbiosis between music and moving images is an intimate one. Music can act as a lens that heightens atmosphere, evokes emotions, and changes our connection to what we see.  In the best cases music not only enhances what we see, it shapes our viewing experience on a fundamental level.

In the best cases music and series (or music and film) are closely entwined to create an experience that in the age of social media virality can lend new life to old classics or catapult unknown bands to global success. The resurrection of Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” through pivotal scenes in STRANGER THINGS or Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s “Murder on The Dancefloor” through SALTBURN are just two recent examples, while soundtracks to series like EUPHORIA and THE WILDS are deeply engrained in the shows DNA.

Exploring the use of music in film and series this session dives deep into the processes of creating scenes that resonate with audiences while seeking answers to questions like: What do successful collaborations between music supervisors and creatives look like? What are the biggest challenges to finding music that connects to a series vision?

Catherine Grieves, award-winning and Emmy nominated Music Supervisor, shares her experiences and insights from working on series with innovative and extraordinary series like KILLING EVE, RAIN DOGS, SLOW HORSES and EXTRAORDINARY as well as feature films like HOW TO HAVE SEX, ONE LIFE and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol. 3.