Best Film Score 2014 - Nominated
Film score: Christian Garcia
Christian Garcia (b. 1968) trained in classical guitar, piano, and music education. He composed and directed the music for five theatre pieces with the Swiss collective Velma, which unpredictably alternates between Performance, music theatre and concert in works like “Cyclique 1&2” (2000), “Applique” (2001), “Rondo” (2002), “Velma Superstar” (2005) and “Requiem” (2007). He began staging his own music-theatre pieces in 2010, including “Glissando” in Warsaw’s municipal theatre, and “Pastiche” in Stadttheater, Bern. The same year, Garcia took part to “Ciudades Paralelas”, a traveling festival project by Stefan Kaegi and Lola Arias, where he wrote and directed “In the Name of the People”. Garcia also composes for various dance, theater and performance productions by Elodie Pong and Robert Pacitti, Denis Maillefer and Fabienne Berger. He also writes music for films, in Switzerland for, among others, Jean-Stéphane Bron, as well as for Vincent Pluss, in Germany for Sonja Heiss, and in England for Andrew Kötting. He has also established a reputation as a filmmaker, above all with the short film “La Caverne” (2009). Garcia’s works have been performed in Switzerland, Germany, South Africa, Argentina, Irland, Belgium, England, Poland, Czech Republic, France, Spain and other European venues.