in conversation with BBC presenter Janice Forsyth,
6pm, Wednesday 2 December 2009 Listen to Podcast
Craig Armstrong is one of the world's most sought-after and respected composers and arrangers for film. A native of Glasgow, Armstrong studied musical composition, violin and piano at the Royal Academy of Music. After graduation, he received numerous commissions from classical ensembles, the Traverse Theatre, the BBC, and the Royal Shakespeare Company, among others, while maintaining a parallel career in the Scottish Pop music scene. By the late 1990s he had gained critical acclaim for his work in film. His expressive and moving soundtracks have been the keystone to such films as Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet (1996) and Moulin Rouge! (2001) (which won him a Golden Globe for Best Original Score), Love Actually (2003), Ray (2004) (for which he won a Grammy Award), World Trade Center (2006), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), and Marvel's The Incredible Hulk (2008). Armstrong has also released several albums of original music, as well as working with artists such as Hole, Massive Attack, Madonna, Björk and U2. The event will be introduced by organizer Prof. Alan Marcus
In tandem with the event, Cineworld at Union Square is screening Moulin Rouge and Elizabeth on Thursday 3 December, and are offering a special 2 for 1 ticket promotion to Director's Cut attendees.
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