Composition for the moving image

Composition for the moving image is a subject where the writing of music puts itself at the service of films, documentaries, video games, advertisements or stage-based projects in all genres.

At the Haute école de musique de Genève (HEM), the relationship that is created between the writing of music and the moving image can go down some extremely varied artistic roads, and requires that the composer be open to all manner of musical aesthetics and worlds.

These multiple forms of expression have one thing in common, though: they all require an acute awareness and conceptualization of the nature of the bonds between images and music.

Composition for the moving image is also a collaborative practice that involves interactions with a director and a producer, but also with a film crew and other stakeholders.

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