The talk will be hosted by (Danish) festival programmer Louise H.
The event will be
held in English.
The first online
guest of the Cinergy project in 2020 is the American pianist,
composer, and solo recording artist Dustin O'Halloran. O'Halloran is
known for his solo works as well as being a member of the band A
Winged Victory for the Sullen. In 2006 he wrote his first film music
for Sofia Coppola's 'Marie Antoinette', and later composed for a
number of films and TV series including the Emmy and Golden
Globe-winning 'Transparen't, and the Oscar-nominated feature 'Lion'
by Garth Davis.
has released four acclaimed solo albums under his own name. The music
critics characterize his piano works as being pure and minimalistic
perfection which brings to mind compositions by Ludovico Einaudi and
Philip Glass. His latest solo album 'Lumiere' featured contributions
by Peter Broderick and was mixed by Jóhann Jóhannsson.
In 2011 he
established A Winged Victory for the Sullen together with Adam
Wiltzie (Stars of the Lid). Since then they have released three
studio albums and scored films and dance performances. The latest
album 'The Undivided Five' was made under the UK-based indie label
Ninja Tune. Their music moves and combines a cosmic minimalism,
repetitive structures and ambient drones using natural acoustic and
film career began with Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette (2006), and
since then he has worked on multiple films and TV series, including
Like Crazy (2011) and Breathe In (2013), directed by Drake Doremus.
He’s the winner of a 2015 Emmy Award for his main title theme to
Amazon’s comedy drama Transparent (2014–2017), and was nominated
for an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and a Critics Choice Award for
his score to Lion (2016), written in collaboration with Volker
Bertelmann (aka Hauschka).
O'Halloran premiered his most recent score for the feature 'Ammonite'
by Francis Lee, starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, and he is
currently finalizing his new solo record which will be released on
was born on the American West coast has since lived and worked
between Europe and the US, and he will be with us on December 1st
from his studio in Reykjavik, Iceland.