Chee Wei Tay wins Best Music Score award
SINGAPORE: Chee Wei Tay was honoured at the recent WorldFest Houston International Film Festival with a Gold Remi Award for Best Music Score. This marks the second consecutive year in which the composer has won a Remi award, with this year’s being for his work on the music score for Bring Back the Dead.
The festival, now in its 49th iteration, is the oldest independent film festival in America and this year witnessed over 4,500 entries from over 70 countries. Chee Wei Tay joins Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ang Lee, Ridley Scott and the Coen brothers as an award winner at the event.
‘Events like this show just how music transcends language, people, places and other divisions between us,’ said Mr Tay, after the event. ‘Those at Worldfest Houston found the films so enjoyable and thought provoking, even when not presented in their native language, which reinforced for me how important a good music score is. I have to salute the efforts of our crew of talented musicians and sound engineers.’