On February 18, 2018, MusicUNTOLD presented composer Michael Abels the 2017 Composer of the Year Award for the original motion picture soundtrack of “GET OUT”. The ceremony included two interviews of Michael Abels covering the film score, as well as his work as a composer of performance music. Following the interviews, the floor was opened for audience Q&A.
In this excerpt, Dr. Dawn Norfleet asked Michael Abels about the challenges that can come with being a classical composers of color in the film industry.