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Film composer gives public lecture at the University of York

Posted on 25 April 2002

Composer Trevor Jones, who wrote film scores ‘Notting Hill' and ‘The Last of the Mohicans,' will visit the University's Department of Music on Friday 26 April at 7pm to give a free lecture at the Jack Lyons Concert Hall.

Trevor Jones is one of Britain's most prolific and versatile film and television composers and a former student at the University of York. He wrote his first film score for ‘Excalibur' in 1979 and has received numerous awards for films such as ‘In the Name of the Father' and ‘Arachnaphobia.'

The lecture, entitled ‘In Conversation,' is the Third Performing Rights Society John Lennon Popular Music Event. Trevor Jones will discuss his works with Miguel Mera, director of the Royal College of Music's Masters Course in Composition for Screen.

Dr Tony Myatt, Director of Music Technology Research said: ‘It's a great opportunity for students and members of the local community to connect with a significant and successful film composer, and gain insight into his career and the role of a composer working at the highest level in the movie industry.'

Tickets are free of charge and can be obtained from the Department of Music by phoning Sally Rainbird on 01904 432445.

Notes to editors:

  • The PRS John Lennon Lecture series is generously supported by the PRS John Lennon Award.
  • The event will be held at the Jack Lyons Concert Hall at 7pm on Friday 26 April. Tickets are available from Sally Rainbird on 01904 432445.

Contact details

David Garner
Senior Press Officer

Tel: +44 (0)1904 322153