Shigeru Umebayashi Concert / Festival Banquet

Dan Goldwasser Poland (2010)

We were picked up at the hotel a little after 8pm (we made sure to get to the lobby early this time – didn’t want to miss our ride again!), and we were taken back to the Steelworks for the Shigeru Umebayashi concert.  Since last night was so cold, we all had prepared to bundle up – but it was such a mild evening that it was warm in the venue, and my sweatshirt and jacket sat on the chair …

Second Panel / Tan Dun Concert / Late Night Reception

Dan Goldwasser Poland (2010)

The second panel, “Promoting Film Music” was to be hosted by Doug Adams, but unfortunately he was sick and unable to make the trip to Poland. Nancy Knutsen stepped in, and the panel was a bit freeform, with the topics ranging from soundtrack publicity, to websites, to music festivals and concerts.  The last half hour was especially interesting,when one of the gentlemen in the audience got into a rather heated debate (all in Polish) with a few members of the …

Press Conference / Lunch at Da Pietro

Dan Goldwasser Poland (2010)

The press conference was held at above a restaurant called Virtuoso, in a private room which also had some coffee/tea/drinks and nibbles.  That was good, since it was already 12:30p and there was no set plan for lunch. They also had these little vodka-infused chocolates which were oh-so-good.  The room was very crowded, with lots of Polish press, and was in 80% Polish, and maybe 15% English.  (Umebayashi replied to the questions in Japanese, with the aid of a Polish-Japanese …