Two-time Emmy-nominated composer Michael Abels is known for his genre-defying scores for the Jordan Peele films Get Out, Nope, and Us, for which Abels won a World Soundtrack Award, the Jerry Goldsmith Award, a Critics Choice nomination, and multiple critics awards. Join us for an intimate evening of insight, creativity, and performances of Abels’ music, featuring the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, John Littlejohn and Tiffany Townsend.
Thursday October 06
Two-time Emmy-nominated composer Michael Abels is known for his genre-defying scores for the Jordan Peele films Get Out and Us, for which Abels won a World Soundtrack Award and the Jerry Goldsmith Award, among others. The hip-hop influenced score for Us was shortlisted for the Oscar. Abels’ creative output also includes the concert work At War With Ourselves for the Kronos Quartet and the opera Omar, co-composed with Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Rhiannon Giddens.
Abels is co-founder of the Composers Diversity Collective, an advocacy group to increase visibility of composers of colour in film, gaming, and streaming media.
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