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Matisse LIVE at Tate and MoMA wins RTSA for Best Non Broadcast Production

Matisse LIVE

Matisse LIVE at the Tate and MoMA, directed by Phil Grabsky, won a prestigious Royal Television Society (Southern) award for Best Non-Broadcast Production at this year's ceremony.

University of Chichester Reader in Film Composition Dr Stephen Baysted, who composed music for the feature length documentary, said: “He was absolutely delighted to have played a part in this unique film's great success.”

Dr Baysted (pictured below) and the University's Head of Voice Susan Legg are currently working on the score of Phil Grabsky's forthcoming documentary feature film, The Impressionists, which will be released nationwide in cinemas on 26th May.

Matisse LIVE, which has been screened in cinemas worldwide since its premier in June last year, is a behind-the-scenes documentary about the acclaimed Matisse: The Cut Outs exhibition from the Tate Modern and Museum of Modern Art in New York.

It includes contributions from people who knew Matisse as well as Tate director Nicholas Serota and MoMA director Glenn D Lowry.

Dr Stephen Baysted

The film also features specially commissioned performances by Royal Ballet principal dancer Zenaida Yanowsky and jazz musician Courtney Pine.

Acclaimed British actor Simon Russell Beale brings insight and emotion to the words of Henri Matisse himself, while actor Rupert Young (Merlin) narrates.