New York City (October 18-19, 2008) gathered almost twenty film composers from the entire world to improve their skills in orchestration. The composers from Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, England, Taiwan and the United States came to a workshop held by Steven Scott Smalley, who is an established musician and orchestrator in Hollywood.
Lithuania hosted 10th International Congress on Musical Signification (ICMS 10) October 21-25, 2008. A four-day event focused on various aspects of musicology, including film music. The Congress is organized since 1986 and has venues every two or three years.
The Picture Gallery of M.K.Ciurlionis Museum opens its door to the fifth annual show "Art + Art to Communicate". This year the organizers put emphasis on the implementation of the sound in arts. The usage of the sonic elements in modern art installations is recent.
For the third year Film Music Magazine presents an exclusive national conference for film composers. The event sums up the trends in film and game music industry.
The Lithuanian televisions start autumn by announcing new shows and programs. The filmmakers are busy with either shooting the films or developing new stories. It looks like everybody is busy and working. But where is FUN? The fun is around the corner, I would say. It is fun when today is somehow different from yesterday.