Film Composer Patrick Doyle Discusses His Commission with the Syracuse International Film Festival

Patrick DoyleThe Syracuse International Film Festival (which runs October 2-6) is celebrating its 10th year and among the noteworthy talent attending is accomplished film score composer Patrick Doyle (Carlito’s Way, Brave, Thor). Not only will Patrick be attending, he has been commissioned by the Festival to compose an original 77 minute score for the 1927 silent film IT starring Clara Bow, something Doyle considers a “tremendous honor.

But an undertaking like this requires a bit of exposition/back story and who better to tell about it than Patrick himself? Our good friend and fellow film score fan Tim Burden, a radio personality out of Northern Ireland (check out some of his radio programs/interviews here), personally chatted with Patrick about the music for this classic romantic comedy. Have a listen to the interview for an idea of what went into composing this unique project…

With a laugh as infectious and memorable as his musical cues Doyle will unveil his score for IT on Thursday, October 3 at 7pm at The Palace Theatre on James. During the Festival music will be provided by a live, 17-piece orchestra made up of musicians from Symphoria and the Society for New Music, and conducted by Travis Newton, Director of Music at Le Moyne College.

For more info about the upcoming festival, which kicks off this Wednesday, head over to the official website

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Patrick Doyle is a classically trained film composer. Patrick Doyle, EIFF, brave premier, EdinburghA longtime collaborator of actor/director Kenneth Branagh, Doyle is known for his work scoring such critically acclaimed films as Henry V (1989), Carlito’s Way (1993), Sense and Sensibility (1995), Hamlet (1996), and Gosford Park (2001), as well as such noteworthy blockbusters as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Eragon (2006), Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Thor (both 2011). Doyle has been nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards.