Ontario Arts Foundation and the Screen Composers Guild of Canada Announce
The Christopher Dedrick Award for Live Musicians in Media Soundtracks
Toronto, March 16, 2015 – The Ontario Arts Foundation and the Screen Composers Guild of Canada are pleased to announce the Christopher Dedrick Award for Live Musicians in Media Soundtracks. The award aims to encourage and support the hiring and use of live musicians in the production of media music soundtracks, and by this to show their aesthetic value in media scores not only to composers, but also to producers.
The prize is awarded to a Professional Member in good standing of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada. The Screen Composers Guild of Canada administers the selection process for the prize on behalf of the Ontario Arts Foundation.
“The joy of working with musicians was always close to Chris’ heart,” says Moira Dedrick, wife of Christopher Dedrick and founder of the Christopher Dedrick Music Fund. “Chris felt that the natural sound of real instruments added immensely to the sound and emotion of his film and television scores. So a Fund to encourage other composers to use live musicians in their screen scores seemed to be a natural choice.”
“Chris was passionate about the emotion that live musicians brought to his scores”, says Marvin Dolgay, President of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada, “and the SCGC is honoured to administer this Fund in partnership with the Ontario Arts Foundation. It is a great tribute to the legacy of one of our best”.