Keynote Speakers Announced for Output Belfast

DRM1EJ Glasgow, Scotland, UK. 28th January 2014. Mogwai , Scottish post-rock band, performed Concert Hall Glasgow, Celtic Connections 2014. Formed 1995 Glasgow, band consists of Stuart Braithwaite (guitar, vocals), John Cummings (guitar, vocals), Barry Burns (guitar, piano, synthesizer, vocals), Dominic Aitchison (bass guitar), and Martin Bulloch (drums). © Pauline Keightley/Alamy Live News

Following on from the likes of Steve Albini and Bob Lefsetz, the keynote speakers set to close this year’s Output Belfast at the MAC on Thursday, February 8 have been announced.

Marking a change of format from previous years, Ireland’s largest one-day music conference will end with a panel discussion around scoring for horror/thriller films and television shows. On the panel will be LA composer Rich Vreeland AKA Disasterpiece, Mogwai founder and guitarist Stuart Braithwaite (pictured), composer Carly Paradis and And So I Watch You From Afar guitarist and composer Rory Friers. The panel will be moderated by director and Belfast Film Festival co-founder Brian Henry Martin and Score Draw Music’s Mark Gordon.

Delegation is free to attend but requires sign-up. Go here to sign up for the day’s events.

As ever, a free artist showcase takes place from 8pm-12 that evening across various venues. Full details of who is playing can be found here.

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