By Ryan Keating-Lambert
Renowned contemporary film composer Clint Mansell will have a concert presented by Film Music Prague next April.
Originally a frontman in Pop Will Eat Itself and good friend of Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor, Clint Mansell altered his career a little when American film director Darren Aronofsky introduced him to the world of film scoring with his debut film Pi. Since then, Mansell has worked on 6 other Aronofksy’s films including cult classic Requiem for a Dream, where the main string theme performed by the Kronos Quartet ‘Lux Aeterna’ has since been used in a number of different advertisements and film trailers, as well as the post-rock inspired soundtrack to The Fountain (nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Score in 2006), The Wrestler, Black Swan, and Noah.
On top of his groundbreaking work with Aronofsky, the composer also scored Stoker, Filth, Moon, High Rise and more recently, the Emmy-winning episode of Black Mirror, San Junipero and the world’s first hand-painted feature film, Loving Vincent.
Clint Mansell will be the guest of honour at the ‘Symphonic’ Film Music Prague concert on the 21st of April, where the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and choir will perform some of his soundtrack music.
Film Music Prague will also feature music by soundtrack composers Benjamin Wallfisch (IT, Blade Runner 2049), Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, Interstellar), Ilan Eshkeri (The Young Victoria), Alexandre Desplat (The King’s Speech, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Maurice Jarre (Lawrence of Arabia) and many more.
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