Follow the Mountain Blog: Sibelius at 19,000ft!
Michael Price to write film score on Kilimanjaro climb with disabled charity group – and wants students’ help.
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Top film composer Michael Price (credits on Hot Fuzz, Children of Men and this summer's Wild Child) will join a group of six disabled and six non-disabled people in the first multi-ability team ever to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. This landmark climb is in aid of the charity Enham and is being filmed for an independent cinema release.
Michael will create a score for the film as he climbs the mountain with the group. He’ll be running world-class digital media products from Avid on a laptop, including Sibelius 5, Pro Tools and M-Audio hardware. What's more, he'll be posting his progress on a daily blog for you to follow!
Michael will also be inviting students to write and email him short pieces of music for the opening and closing of the team’s regular video podcasts – which they will produce and publish while on the mountain using Avid Media Composer.
Watch Michael’s intro video »
Trip Dates: Sat July 5th – Tue July 15th
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See and hear how Michael gets on with composing in stunning surroundings. Enter your email address in the top right corner of his blog to recieve live email updates during the 10-day trip.
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Challenge for students: Compose music for the team’s video podcasts
And win a trip to Abbey Road studios! Michael is inviting students to create and send him 20-second pieces of music to feature on the team’s video podcasts. Students can download Michael’s initial theme for the film score for inspiration. Composers of the best entries will win a trip to Abbey Road studios for the film score recording.
Download Michael's themes
Michael's equipment list:
- Software: Sibelius 5, Pro Tools LE 7.4, Avid Media Composer 3
- Hardware: M-Audio KeyRig 25 keyboard, Digidesign Mbox 2 Micro, M-Audio MicroTrack II Solid State Recorder, M-Audio IE-40 Reference Earphones, Audio-Technica Pro 24 Microphone, Apple MacBook Pro.
For almost 90 years Enham has helped change thousands of disabled people's lives by seeking to improve equality of opportunity and empowering them to realise their full potential. Their services help disabled people find work, live more independently and have a better quality of life.
Visit the Enham web site