Film Composer Night with Olivier & Clare Manchon & Will Epstein (Live From Upstate)

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Starr · Rhinebeck

A SONIC WAVE 2 and LIVE FROM UPSTATE special event.

Sunday, May 5 7:00p

While the visual poetry of cinema rightfully receives adulation, the invisible alchemy of a film score is essential in transporting moviegoers into new realms. Talented local composers Will Epstein and Clare & Olivier Manchon will be revealing their secrets for making riveting scores for films including Nam June Paik: Moon Is The Oldest TV, Turn Every Page and more. 

Olivier and Clare Manchon come from a background of writing, recording, and touring. Offering music for both film and TV, they’ve been Oscar-shortlisted for Hysterical Girl and the upcoming French adventure En Attendant Bojangles. Olivier and Clare approach each film project by creating a new musical palette and world to support and enhance the story.


Will Epstein uses a stylish blend of experimental pop, jazz improvisation, and electronic textures to color his melodic songwriting style. He expanded into film music, scoring the 2020 HBO documentary Baby God, before signing with the Fat Possum label, where he put out his album Wendy in 2023.

Presented by Hudson Valley Filmmakers