At the World Soundtrack Awards, the young American composer Logan Nelson won the Sabam Award for the Most Original Composition by a Young International Composer, worth € 2,500.
He received this award from Sabam CEO Carine Libert for the music he composed for a scene from Isao Takahata's animated film 'Grave of the Fireflies' from 1988. Former winners of this award include Hannes De Maeyer, Cédric Murrath and Gavin Brivik.
Logan Nelson: "This Sabam award is the first award I’ve ever won for film scoring so it means so much to me. I’m not sure what my plans are for the prize yet, but I anticipate using it to book studio time and musicians to record my solo album that I’m working on!"
Nelson, a gifted pianist and violinist, is best known for the music he composed for the Netflix series 'Dear White People' and the drama series 'For The People'. He collaborated with Emmy winner Kris Bowers for this, with whom he also collaborated for the soundtrack of 'Monsters and Men', a film that will be released later this year.