Nyman to mentor Berlin’s Score Competition

Winner will fly to Hollywood for tour of sound studios

British composer Michael Nyman has been tapped to mentor the Score Competition for composers and sound designers during the 61st Berlin Film Festival’s Berlinale Talent Campus in February.

Nyman composed the scores for “Wonderland,” “Gattaca,” “The Piano” and several Peter Greenaway films including “The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover” and “Prospero’s Books.”

Competish will give three composers and/or sound designers the opportunity to create scores for film excerpts and record them with the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg. Winner will travel to Los Angeles for a Dolby-sponsored tour of sound studios.

The ninth Berlinale Talent Campus, an academy and networking platform for 350 selected participants, takes place Feb. 12-17 during the Berlinale, which runs Feb. 10-20.

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