London, UK (September 23, 2009)–Music recordist Keith Grant was the recipient of this year’s UK Screen Fellowship Award, which was presented at The Conch Sound Awards on September 22 in London.
Grant has a long history in recording music, principally for film soundtracks, although he has been described as a “consummate engineer in all genres of music recording.” His credits include such films as The English Patient, Shirley Valentine, The Italian Job, The Madness of King George and Dangerous Liaisons in a career spanning five decades.
It is Grant’s ability and commitment to the sound industry that have been highlighted as the key factors in his being selected. Grant said “I’m truly amazed and overjoyed to have been honored with the Fellowship Award. After 53 years of passion and dedication to the industry, it really is very rewarding to be singled out for recognition by The Conch Awards with [past Fellowship winners] Ray Merrin, John Illes and Les Wiggins–it’s going to be a fantastic night.”
The award will join Grant’s BAFTA for Best Soundtrack for Jesus Christ Superstar, which was awarded to him in 1973.
The UK Screen Association’s Conch Sound Awards capitalize on the UK’s strong reputation for audio craft by recognizing, rewarding and honoring individuals and companies for outstanding achievement in audio post-production.
Conch Sound Awards