After beating out more than several thousands applicants, composer and music producer Zhang Yang (also known as Yang Zhang) won the award for Best Music for a Non-Produced Film for her track “The World Is Retro” at the Views of the World Film & Music Festival. Listen to “The World is Retro” on Spotify here.
“The cool thing about this music project is that it has a totally independent value while remaining the score function for this new media project. The chemistry between film noir and EDM is so organic; you can smell their seamless connection.” said Zhang Yang following receiving the award for Best Music for a Non-Produced Film. The style of Zhang Yang’s work is diverse and unique with a blend of retro and future. This award-winning music composition is derived from her score project titled “Tikiwikifiki” for Flint Dille. Flint is known for his animated work for box office super hits such as Transformers and G.I. Joe. The whole score part evolves a sense of film noir style by infusing futuristic EDM music elements, re-defining the renaissance style by the touch of futurism.