The heart of the 10th edition of the Krakow Film Music Festival will be the final gala – ALL IS FILM MUSIC. During the concert, we are going to hear suites from films and TV series, prepared specially for the FMF by the masters of the genre. The evening will also feature music from video games, as Krakow will welcome Bryan Tyler with his suites from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, as well as suites from Fast and FuriousIron Man IIISaban’s Power RangersAvengers: Age of UltronTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Now You See Me.

Brian Tyler – American composer, multi-instrumentalist (plays the piano, guitar, drums, trumpet an many more) and one of the composers whose career went from nothing to eleven in just several years, while winning the favour of the producers, who often take advantage of his composing prowess. He won 7 ASCAP Awards, 8 BMI Awards, was nominated twice for the Emmy and BAFTA Awards and nine times for the International Film Music Critics Award. Tyler created music for almost 100 productions as a versatile artist, composing for blockbusters, video games, as well as TV series and films. He feels right at home in many music genres – classic symphony, jazz, rock and electronic music. For the 10th FMF, Tyler will create suites featuring motifs from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, as well as some of his blockbusters: Fast and Furious, Iron Man III, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Now You See Me. We will also hear the premiere suite featuring music from Saban’s Power Rangers.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is an action/adventure game and the 4th instalment in the best-selling series published by Ubisoft, presenting the eternal struggle between the Assassins and the Templars in the 18th century Caribbean, and featuring the pirate Edward Kenway. On the 20th of May, the TAURON Arena Krakow will sound with the suite featuring the main theme from the game played by the Beethoven Academy Orchestra and the Pro Musica Mundi Choir, led by the composer himself.

Iron Man III presents the adventures of Marvel comics superhero – Tony Stark, a billionaire and one of the most ingenious inventors of military technologies. Brian Tyler composed the music for the film. The recording session took place in February 2014 in the most famous recording studios in the world – Abbey Road Studios in London. The score was performed by the outstanding London Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Voices Choir, led by composer himself.

The American composer also wrote music for five out of seven films in the Fast and Furious franchise. The music for the seventh instalment of the popular action film series about real men who like fast cars, performed by the Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra and choir under the baton of the composer was recorded in the famous Universal studio in Los Angeles. Tyler used the characteristic main theme, which he composed for the fifth instalment in the series. The suite featuring the theme will be played during the 10th FMF in Kraków.

“If I wanted to compare it to something, I would say that Now You See Me is a modern hybrid of a classic accompaniment to a spy film (Mission: Impossible, the James Bond films) with a typical heist movie, such as Ocean’s Eleven. What does that mean? The music is carried by percussion instruments, guitars, a Rhodes piano and an extensive brass section. By adding a very expressive manner of composing exhibited by Tyler, we get a tremendously interesting mix, which works great in combination with the film. The fact that the composer had a great deal of fun working on the score can be confirmed thanks to the clip promoting the music” – Tomek Goska,

During the ALL IS FILM MUSIC: 10th FMF Anniversary Gala we will also hear the premiere performance of the music from the upcoming and long-awaited Saban’s Power Rangers, coming to cinemas on the 22nd of March, with the Polish release following on the 24th of March. The film presents a story of five teenagers chosen by destiny, who have to fight their fears and weaknesses to face a challenge worthy of superheroes and save the world from destruction. Of course, we will also hear a suite with motifs from another mega-production featuring Marvel’s superheroes: Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as another suite from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. All pieces will be performed by the Beethoven Academy Orchestra and the Pro Musica Mundi Choir.

Bryan Tyler is the grandson of an outstanding scenographer, Walter Tyler, a nine-time nominee and winner of the Academy Award for Samson and Delilah in 1951, which made him almost genetically predestined for success. His grandfather took great care to get Bryan close to the great cinema and Hollywood when he was a child; however, Tyler loved music and that caused him to deviate from the path set for him by his grandfather. He took care of his education with BA at the UCLA and Master’s degree at Harvard. Before 1997 he played in various orchestras and rock bands, he also sung in choirs. It was then when he met the music director of the 20th Century Fox studio – Richard Kraft – who after hearing some of the compositions written by the young author encouraged him to become a film music composer. Thus, his career started getting traction. Today, Brian Tyler can boast almost a hundred scores for Hollywood productions to his name. You will hear his music live on the 20th of May during the 10th Krakow FMF!