1. Movie Music Master Class with James Bond composer David Arnold

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-12-11


    With James Bond composer David Arnold and Oscar winning composer Anne Dudley

    David Arnold

    David Arnold

    7th March sees The Space presenting a special movie music event with James Bond films’ composer David Arnold, as well as leading composer and arranger, Anne Dudley.

    David and Anne will be discussing their favourite film music. Their interview will be illustrated with a selection of memorable and classic film scenes (no doubt, including scenes from classic Bond), highlighting the power and magic of the combination of film and music, showing how the two art forms merge to such great effect.

    The special guests will also demonstrate how they have conceived some of their own compositions for film and television. There will also be an audience Q&A.

    Sunday 7th March 2010 / Doors at 6:00 / Duke of York’s, Brighton / £10


    As a lifelong fan of James Bond, Arnold had produced an album of 007 theme covers with a range of artists including Chrissie Hynde and Iggy Pop. Praise from composer John Barry for these interpretations led to a commission to write the score for Tomorrow Never Dies. He has scored all of the Bond films since, including Quantum of Solace.

    Few British composers have attained such international acclaim as David Arnold. A successful debut with The Young Americans, then sci-fi adventure Stargate led to a role scoring Hollywood blockbuster Independence Day and Danny Boyle’s A Life Less Ordinary. Arnold’s career has crossed many genres, from his collaborations with action director Roland Emmerich to his work on Zoolander and award-winning television comedy Little Britain. He recently produced the new and highly acclaimed Shirley Bassey album, The Performance.


    Composer, arranger, producer and performer, Anne Dudley is a multi-talented and critically-acclaimed musician. She has composed and produced soundtracks for dozens of award-winning films and TV shows, and was a founding member of the Art of Noise. She has contributed string arrangements to many classic albums including ABC’s The Lexicon of Love and Robbie Williams latest, Reality Killed the Video Star .Over the course of a long and varied career, she has won an Oscar, a Grammy, a Brit and most proudly of all, the Billboard award for best new Black Act for the Art of Noise! Anne was recently nominated for the 2009 Ivor Novello award for her score to Trial and Retribution.

    The Space (Southern Performance and Creative Energies) is Brighton’s monthly arts and media event, which brings together the creative community with special guest interviews. Previous and forthcoming guests include Terry Gilliam, Nicolas Roeg, Jamie Cullum, David Morrissey and composer Craig Armstrong.

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