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Output Belfast announces closing keynote speakers.

18 Jan 2018
The closing keynote Q and A of this year’s Output Belfast – the largest one-day music conference on the island of Ireland, which takes place on Thursday 8 February – will feature a panel discussion around scoring for horror and thriller films and television shows.

Included in the panel are

● Rich Vreeland (Disasterpiece). From Los Angeles, Rich scored one of the most compelling and original horror films of the last decade-2014’s ‘It Follows’, with the music being described “as a masterpiece of both musical technique and dramatic storytelling – and one of the most remarkable scores of the year”.
● Stuart Braithwaite. The driving creative force and founder behind the iconic band Mogwai, Stuart is one of the globe’s most forward-thinking and compelling composers. The band’s music has been used to score everything from award-winning television series (‘Les Revenants’) to feature-documentaries (most notably ‘Zidane’ and ‘Atomic’, the Mark Cousins film).
● Carly Paradis. Carly is the composer for ‘Line Of Duty’ - one of the most talked-about BBC dramas of the last decade. Carly has also composed for horror films, drama and has had a longstanding creative relationship with Clint Mansell for whom she plays piano.
● Rory Friers. From Northern Irish band And So I Watch You From Afar, Rory in 2017 completed the score to the zombie film ‘The Cured’ starring Ellen Page (‘Juno’/’Inception’)

The panel will be moderated by director and Belfast Film Festival co-founder Brian Henry Martin with Score Draw Music’s Mark Gordon.

They join an unmissable day of keynotes, panels, sessions and Q and As that include Jeremy Pritchard from Everything Everything discussing music and streaming; Head of Music Licensing for BBC Nicky Bignell and Head of Music for Sky Peter Bradbury talking about placing music in television; Nadia Khan (manager Lethal Bizzle) and Sean Adams (Drowned in Sound/BBC 6 Music) on the anatomy of a successful music video premier; Coldplay album producer Danton Supple discussing producing a-list hit records; The 1975 and Kendrick Lamar videographer Christian Tierney on work behind the lens; Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1) and more discussing how to break open Ireland as a territory;, Niall Horan’s touring drummer Gerry Morgan and Alana Henderson (Cellist, Hozier) on working as a session musician; Metal Hammer’s Adam Rees on PR in rock and metal; and many, many other sessions, including talks by PRS for Music, CMU, Oh Yeah Centre and the Association for Independent Festivals.

Output Belfast is free to attend but requires sign-up. Please visit to sign up to the day's events.

Organised by Belfast City Council in partnership with the Music Business Support Programme and Invest NI, Output Belfast is a music and showcasing conference event that features panel discussions, music sessions, workshops and speed networking events as well as keynote speeches from award-winning musicians and managers of globally recognised talent. 

An artist showcase takes place from 8pm - 12 midnight across a wide range of venues. Full details of who is playing, and where, can be found at

Delegates at Output Belfast conference