Soundtrack_Zurich 2020 – 1st edition

A new event is born: Soundtrack_Zurich, that will celebrate its 1st edition from Tuesday, Sept 29th till Friday, October 2nd, 2020. SoundTrack_Zurich is a new European film music conference taking place during the Zurich Film Festival 2020 (24.09 – 04.10.2020) and part of the ZFF Industry Programme.

Soundtrack_Zurich 2020 - 1st edition


The event, that has a structure similar to Soundtrack_Cologne, will include many conferences, masterclasses, and panels with film music composers, sound designers, PR & agent specialists, and many other professionals of the film music world, celebrating also celebrate two film music concerts.


But let’s go and review the highlights of this 1st edition of Soundtrack_Zurich:


Among the more than 50 professional speakers of this edition, we can find names such as: songwriter Ray Parker Jr. (composer of the GHOSTBUSTERS theme song, who will present the documentary “Who You Gonna Call?” about his life), director Rolf Lyssy (Zurich Film Festival «Career Achievement Award» winner), Oscar-winning composer Stephen Warbeck, and composers John Gürtler, Dascha Dauenhauer, Olivia Pedroli, Tina Pepper, Matteo Pagamici, Jan Miserre, and Marco Biscarini just to mention a few.



Composer Janne Spijkervet will show hands-on how to use the latest artificial intelligence technology when writing music for film, teaching the fundamentals of A.I. and demonstrating its capabilities in creative writing: from sparking new ideas to working out a melody into a full score. For this workshop, participants will use Orb Composer Suite, which assists in the process of using A.I. algorithms.


The workshop will take place on Wednesday 30/9/20 from 10:30 – 13:30h and is free for all accredited participants of SoundTrack_Zurich, however, a separate registration is necessary via an online form.



On Wednesday, 30/9 at 20:45h, the Swiss Post-Industrial heroes “The Young Gods” will perform live to Peter Mettler’s movie PETROPOLIS.


On Thursday, 1/10 and Friday, 2/10 at 19:30h, the film music concerts “Drama in Film” will be performed at the Tonhalle Maag by the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich conducted by Frank Strobel, and moderated by Sandra Studer. The program will include music from movies such as Melancholia, Gone with the Wind, Vertigo, Cinema Paradiso, Dancer in the Dark or Joker.


Tickets (60 CHF / 57 €):



With a program full of contents, we would like to highlight the following panels of Soundtrack_Zurich:

  • 30/9/20 – 14:30-16:00h – Film Music Award Winners 2020 With composers: Dascha Dauenhauer, Olivia Pedroli, Tina Pepper – Host: Hanna Sophie Lüke
  • 30/9/20 – 17:00-18:00h – ZFF MASTERS Ray Parker Jr. with Ray Parker Jr. (USA) Host: Mathieu Jaton, Director / CEO Montreux Jazz Festival.
  • 1/10/20 – 10:00-11:30h – Workshop Pitching, Self-presentation, PR, Acquisition tools with Thomas Mikusz (White Bear PR, AT) & Valerie Dobbelaere (Post Bills PR, BE).


Full program:



You can get a pass for the whole event with prices ranging 20-60 CHF (19-57 €).


SoundTrackFest wishes Soundtrack_Zurich a very successful first edition… and many more to come!


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