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Donaggio to be honored at Ghent Film Fest

James Newton Howard music to be played at World Soundtrack Awards

Following in the footsteps of such composers as John Barry, Angelo Badalamenti and Georgio Moroder, Pino Donaggio will be the 12th recipient of the Lifetime Achievement kudo at the World Soundtrack Awards, the closing-night gala that caps the Ghent Film Fest Oct. 20.

Donaggio has frequently collaborated with director Brian De Palma on such films as “Carrie,” “Dressed To Kill” and “Blow Out,” and will be scoring De Palma’s upcoming feature “Passion.” Other credits include Nicolas Roeg’s “Don’t Look Now,” Dario Argento’s “Trauma” and more than 100 Italian productions.

In addition, the music of James Newton Howard will be celebrated in concert at the 12th World Soundtrack Awards.

The eight-time Oscar nominee’s credits include “The Hunger Games,” “Michael Clayton,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” “The Fugitive” and seven films by director M. Night Shyamalan, including “Signs,” “Unbreakable” and “The Sixth Sense.” In 2008 he was awarded Film Composer of the Year at the World Soundtrack Awards.

Dinaggio and Howard’s film music will be performed by the Brussels Philharmonic, conducted Dirk Brosse.

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