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 Posted:   Jun 23, 2013 - 5:44 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

The concert should be part of upcoming Transatlantyk film festival in Poznan, Poland on August 4.

Anyone going?

Sadly, there are no guests announced so far and I couldn't find anything where to buy tickets... but if Sara Andon will be there as well as Robert Townson... I am sure it will be worth it to travel there and finally meet them both...


The concert celebrating the 35th anniversary of the famous record label Varèse Sarabande will take place on August 4th, 2013, in the Concert Hall of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan; this is a real treat for the film music lovers. The first concert took place in May 2013 in Los Angeles and was performed by the Golden State Pops Orchestra. The U.S. concert was attended by the label’s best composers and a number of prominent representatives of the Hollywood music arena.

Varèse Sarabande was founded in 1978; this record label specializes in film music and is famous for the names such as George Korngold, Miklós Rózsa and Elmer Bernstein. Its catalog includes over 1500 soundtracks. Producing 60-70 titles per year, it remains one of the most prolific record labels in the world. For over three decades, Varèse Sarabande has been a home to many renowned composers, among them, Jerry Goldsmith who holds a record with the greatest amount of compositions.

 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)


TRANSATLANTYK FESTIVAL POZNAN and Oscar® winning composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek are thrilled to invite you to take part in 3rd edition of a revolutionary film music competition - the TRANSATLANTYK Instant Composition Contest - which will take place on August 6th, 2013 in Poznan / Poland.

The participants will watch a short film material and immediately, while on stage, in front of an audience, they will have to compose a piano piece connected with the picture. Instant composition will be judged by the jury which is going to be announced soon! Submission deadline: July 21st.

The winner of the competition will receive the title of the 2013 TRANSATLANTYK Instant Composer and the first prize of 30 000 PLN (approximately 10 000 USD). Laureates of the second and third prize will receive 15 000 PLN (approx. 5 000 USD) and 7 500 PLN (approx. 2 500 USD).

Full regulations and application forms are available to download under the link:


There is still time to join the TRANSATLANTYK Film Music Competition which offers even more generous awards!

You have to compose the music for two short films - a 4 minute long fragment of the picture The Third Miracle directed by Agnieszka Holland, and 6 minute long animated film Pigeon Impossible directed by Lucas Martell and produced by Martell Animation Studio. Among the submitted compositions members of the jury will select 10 finalists and the grand finale with their participation will take place in Poznan on August 7th, 2013. Submission deadline: July 8th.

The winner of the competition will receive the title of the TRANSATLANTYK Young Composer 2013 and the TRANSATLANTYK Young Composer Award of 60 000 PLN (approx. 20 000 USD). Laureates of the second and third prize will receive 30 000 PLN (approx. 10 000 USD) and 15 000 PLN (approx. 5 000 USD) each.

Both Juries will consist of distinguished members of the film community. In the previus years members of the TRANSATLANTYK film music competitions were: Richard Bellis – composer, George S. Clinton – composer, Annette Focks – composer, Richard Gladstein – producer, William Goldstein – composer, Peter Golub - composer, director - Sundance Film Music Program, Vasco Hexel – composer, Mark Isham – composer, Rolfe Kent – composer, Leszek Mozdzer – composer, Michael Phillips – producer and Christopher Young – composer.

Awards in both competitions will be presented on August 8th 2013 in Poznan during the gala ending this year’s edition of the TRANSATLANTYK FESTIVAL POZNAN.

The film music competitions accompanying the Festival are not only an opportunity to compete with the most talented composers of the young generation but also a chance to meet representatives of all professions related to the film industry, and to grow and to start an international career.

Full regulations and application forms are available to download under the link:

For all queries, please contact:

 Posted:   Jun 26, 2013 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

tickets for the August 4 concert and more info at:

Anyone going?

 Posted:   Jun 26, 2013 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

I can certainly recommend it based on the version we got!

 Posted:   Jun 26, 2013 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   Hank V   (Member)

So the question remains, What is on the programme??

 Posted:   Jun 26, 2013 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)

tickets for the August 4 concert and more info at:

I hope Robert Townson didn't write that curiously worded self-congratulatory blurb himself. But maybe it was translated from Polish and lost something in translation smile

 Posted:   Jul 9, 2013 - 11:21 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

so... once more again... anyone going?,166,marco-beltrami-gosciem-transatlantyk-festival-poznan.html

 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 3:27 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Varèse Sarabande 35th Anniversary Gala

August 4th, 2013 at 8:00 pm in Poznan, Poland @ UAM Concert Hall

As part of the celebration of the 35 years of existence of the music label, Varese Sarabande, TRASNSATLANTYK Festival Poznan would like to invite everyone to a grand film music gala.

The concert will feature live film music from pictures such as:

Basic Instinct

Back to the Future

Driving Miss Daisy

The Sea Hawk

City Slickers

How to Train Your Dragon


Game of Thrones

The Iron Giant


Terminator 2

Air Force One


The Matrix




I, Robot




Star Trek Into Darkness

Symphony orchestra will perform the pieces of music while the accompanying film clips will be shown on the movie screen, simultaneously.
Robert Townson will host the gala; currently, he is the most important figure at Varèse Sarabande, which is responsible for releasing over 1200 soundtracks. Besides him, on the stage, we will see Sara Andon, concert flutist, who is well known to all film music lovers. She participated in the recordings of multiple audio tracks, most recently "Wolverine" and "Good Day to Die Hard."
Varèse Sarabande was founded in 1978, and it was the first label that worked almost exclusively on film music. Currently, its directory includes over 1500 soundtracks, and every year the label releases another 60 to 70 titles. On top of the absolute novelty, it also presents restored recordings of the greatest classics of the Golden Age of Hollywood, prepared by the famous George Korngold, Miklos Rozsa and Elmer Bernstein.

Tickets available @

More information on the TRANSATLANTYK Festival Poznan 2013 may be found on our website

 Posted:   Jul 20, 2013 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Only two weeks left... anyone going?

I'll most likely arrive on 4th, go to the Varese concert and then spent the night and morning in Poznan before going back home shortly after noon on the 5th.

If anyone is going, we should prepare a small gathering either before or after the Varese concert...

FYI, the guest list of the Varese concert includes:

- Marco Beltrami
- Peter Golub
- Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
- Sara Andon
- Robert Townson

Hopefully they'll all be there.

 Posted:   Jul 20, 2013 - 9:02 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Having been at the first one this goes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

 Posted:   Aug 3, 2013 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

1 day left...

so nobody is going? what a shame!

 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 7:50 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

and now it's over...

Just posted a few of my pictures from the festival at:

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