Marco Werba – Workshop for composers in Italy

The Italian composer Marco Werba, known for his soundtracks for Zoo (1988), Giallo (2009) or Native (2011), will start tomorrow, Saturday, December 3rd, a composition workshop under the title “La Musica Nel Cinema Thriller” (The Music in Thriller cinema) in Perugia – Italy.


Marco Werba, who has composed multiple soundtracks for horror and thriller films, scored Zoo (1988), directed by Cristina Comencini, winning the prestigious Italian Award “Colonna Sonora Award” in 1989, the same year that Ennio Morricone and Francis Lai, received the “Colonna Sonora – Lifetime Achievement Award“.

Marco Werba - Workshop 2016 - Colonna Sonora Award


The composition workshop, which starts tomorrow Saturday, is organized jointly with the Conservatory of Perugia – Italy, and will take place in three days; On December 3rd and 10th and January 13th 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 15:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


According to information provided by composer Marco Werba himself to SoundTrackFest:

On December 3/10 and January 13, I will teach “Film composition for thrillers” at the Conservatory of Perugia, in Italy.

This will be the first time ever that a Masterclass, in Film music for thrillers, will be organized in a Conservatory.

A well-known italian director will listen to the works composed by the participants.

If there will be two or three foreign students, the workshop will be bilingual.

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It has already been confirmed that Pupi Avati will be the director who will participate in the workshop, selecting two scenes of his work La Casa Dalle Finestre Che Ridono (1976 – The House With Laughing Windows), for which the participants will have to compose the music, which will be shown and debated in a roundtable with the composer and the director himself.


The workshop registration fee is € 20, plus an extra € 30 / € 50 depending on whether you are a conservatory student or not.


You can see additional details about this workshop in the following JPG image (but only in Italian)

Marco Werba - Workshop 2016 - La musica nel Cinema Thriller