Creating music for an animation film. What composer and director should know
Creating music for an animation film. What composer and director should know
Enrica Sciandrone

2.09 | 17:00

In this lecture, composer Enrica Sciandrone will talk about how composer(s) and director(s) can work together effectively: what stage of project development is the best to start working on the soundtrack, and the role of sound designer. Enrica’s lecture will be based on examples from her work and the recent collaboration between Ukrainian animation film director Yuliia Shalimova and British composer Chloe Knibbs in the framework of Envision Sound project by British Council.


Enrica is an award-winner composer originally from Italy and now resident in London. She has been active in the film music industry since 2009, working on mainstream projects such as Warner’s Wrath of The Titans, Sony’s Life and Mowgli alongside composers of the caliber of Javier Navarrete, Nitin Sawney, Jon Ekstrand and orchestrator Nicholas Dodd. She has composed soundtracks worldwide for several feature films, documentaries, animations and TV commercials, together with production music (EMI). Her music, orchestrations and arrangements have been broadcasted on BBC Radio 3, Radio Rai 3 (Italy), BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV. Her music has been played and performed by the Hollywood Film Studio Orchestra, Babelsberg Orchestra and Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra. Her style is identified by lush melodies and - when not kidnapped by the fascination of the orchestral palette, for which she has a special preference - interesting blends of acoustic and electronic sounds, always with a strong passion for enhancing the natural musicianship of the performers. Her recent album Cinematic Hybrid Quartet is a reflection of this eclectic approach. She's senior professor in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music in London.