Film Club: Seven Samurai
This fall nyMusikk will present two movie nights at Kunstnernes Hus focusing on film scores.
The first screening is of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (Japan, 1957) and will be introduced by Mark Candasamy, who says the following about the film's composer:
- Fumio Hayasaka has created the music for Kurosawa's famous film Seven Samurai from 1957. He was a brilliant and original composer who died young and who hasn't gotten the exposure he should have, since he worked in foreign language contexts and never came to the hysteria in the American industry.
Seven Samurai is a Japanese period adventure drama film. The film takes place in 1587 during the Warring States Period of Japan. It follows the story of a village of farmers that hire seven masterless samurai to combat bandits who will return after the harvest to steal their crops. Seven Samurai is described as one of the greatest and most influential films ever made, and is one of a select few Japanese films to become widely known in the West for an extended period of time.
Mark Candasamy is a pianist with teacher education from the University of Agder, Winthrop University in South Carolina (USA), and Norges nusikkhøgskole (The Norwegian Academy of Music). He has been a film composer since 2008. This year he will study film composition with Halldor Krogh at Lillehammer University College.
Curator for nyMusikk's film program is film score composer Henrik Skram.