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Martin Kiszko (left) at a session for The Natural World in Bath
Martin Kiszko (left) at a session for The Natural World in Bath

Press Release - 15 November 2007

Public lecture: Composing for natural history

The art of composing music for wildlife documentaries will be revealed in a free public lecture at the University of Bath on Wednesday 21 November (5.15-6.15pm).

Martin Kiszko, an award winning-film composer, will discuss his passion for creating music for wildlife programmes and share its techniques, trials and tribulations.

The lecture will be chaired by Stuart Fiddes, Executive Director of the Bath Film Festival.

Mr Kiszko will explain how music is used to enhance pictures and narrative and how it creates drama and a sense of location.

He has composed and orchestrated over 200 scores for film and television. Among these was the landmark natural history series, Realms of the Russian Bear, in which he pioneered the recording of music samples on film locations.

In 2004 he received the Composer of the Year Award from the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters, for his work in education and the community.

Admission for the lecture is free and people can just turn up on the evening. Free parking is available in the West Car Park. The lecture runs from 5.15- 6.15pm in 8 West 2.1 on the Claverton campus.


The University of Bath is one of the UK's leading universities, with an international reputation for quality research and teaching. View a full list of the University's press releases: http://www.bath.ac.uk/news/

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