With Jed Kurzel (“Alien: Covenant”), Tamar-kali (“Mudbound”) and Joseph Trapanese (“TRON: Uprising”), SoundTrack_Cologne completes the line-up for the theme day “Music in Film” on August 24th, 2018. SoundTrack_Cologne Lifetime Achievement Award winner 2018, Craig Armstrong (“Moulin Rouge!”), was already confirmed as a speaker before.

Joseph Trapanese is best known for his electronic score work for blockbuster films like OblivionTRON: UprisingStraight Outta Compton and the Raid series (with Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda). He has collaborated with musicians like Dr. Dre, M83, Moby and Kendrick Lamar. His breakthrough came in 2010, when he worked with Daft Punk on the reboot/sequel to Disney’s TRON: Legacy. For The Greatest Showman, Trapanese worked alongside Pasek & Paul and John Debney, producing songs and co-composing the score, which currently is the best-selling album of 2018 in the U.S. so far.

Jed Kurzel is an award-winning composer and musician. His feature film debut for the critically-acclaimed Australian movie Snowtown was named Feature Film Score of the Year at Australia’s 2011 Screen Music Awards. He has since gone on to score feature films including: Assassin’s CreedAlien: Covenant and Jupiter’s Moon, which premiered in competition at Cannes in 2017. Jed’s work will next be heard onscreen in Overlord for producer J.J. Abrams and in the Focus Features film, Mustang.

Singer-songwriter Tamar-kali made made her debut as a film score composer in 2017 with the score to the Oscar nominated Mudbound, which premiered to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival. Her score led her to be selected by The Hollywood Reporter to appear in the Composer Roundtable and IndieWire listed the composition as one of the Top 25 Film Scores of the 21st Century. She recently composed the score for Joshua Marston’s Sundance film, Come Sunday, released by Netflix and her next work can be heard in Veena Sud’s upcoming Between Earth and Sky.

Since the mid-nineties, Craig Armstrong has created scores for both Hollywood and independent films, including Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + JulietMoulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby. Armstrong has also composed scores for director Oliver Stone’s World Trade CenterWall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Snowden. His scores were honoured with numerous awards, like BAFTA Award, Golden Globe, Ivor Novello, AACTA (Best Original Music Score Award) and Grammy. At our Award Ceremony on Saturday, August 25th, 2018, he will receive the SoundTrack_Cologne Lifetime Achievement Award.