World premiere of ‘ROCKY IV’ symphony by composer Vince DiCola in Fimucité 13

- The celebrated Italian American composer and keyboardist joins guests who will be performing in the thirteenth edition of the Tenerife International Film Music Festival.

- The upcoming FIMUCITÉ festival runs from September 20th – 29th, 2019.

The Tenerife International Film Music Festival (FIMUCITÉ) will be celebrating its thirteenth edition from 20th – 29th September, 2019 thanks to the support and sponsorship of the Cabildo de Tenerife, the Canary Islands Government and Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council and it is pleased to announce that it will be welcoming composer Vince DiCola as one of its guest stars. DiCola is the co-composer of eight songs for the film ‘Staying Alive’ starring John Travolta and directed by Sylvester Stallone. In 1983, he and co-composer Frank Stallone, the brother of the director, received a Grammy nomination for this work under the category Best Album of Original Score written for a Motion Picture or Television Special. DiCola was also nominated for a Golden Globe for the song “Far from over”.

The unforgettable music from ‘Rocky IV’ (1985) will be performed as part of the concert entitled ‘Champions of the Silver Screen’ (Campeones de la gran pantalla), led by the FIMUCITÉ Symphonic Youth Orchestra. The concert is scheduled for Sunday 29th September and will be held at the Auditorio de Tenerife in Santa Cruz. The composer will be offering audience members a world premiere of the spectacular symphonic suite created for the film’s score, which he performs live on the keyboard. In this recital, the FIMUCITÉ Symphonic Youth Orchestra, which consists of students from the Professional Conservatory of Music in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the Canary Islands Higher Conservatory of Music, will also be supported by fellow musicians from the Krakow Film Music Festival (FMF) who form part of the exchange program that is run between the two festivals.

As an important guest composer, Vince DiCola will also be joining the line up of guest speakers to participate in the FIMUCITÉ Film Scoring Academy (FFSA). The FFSA offers audiovisual composers free educational activities aimed at students and professionals who are interested in receiving specialist training from respected professionals from the field.

The Italian American composer and keyboardist joins the list of famous names from the world of international film that have already been confirmed by the festival, including composers Harry Manfredini, (‘Friday 13th’), and Christopher Young (‘Hellraiser’), and the conductor Christian Schumann who will be leading the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife and the Tenerife Film Choir during the concert held in the Auditorio de Tenerife on Friday 27th of September. Under the theme ‘Our Favourite Fears’, the concert program provides audiences with an extensive sweep through film music from some of the most popular and prominent horror films of our times.

Vince DiCola’s other notable works include his score for the animated film ‘Transformers: The Movie’, and the song ‘Dare’, performed by the well-known Stan Bush. DiCola has also worked in the video game sector. His first work consisted in creating the arrangements for the famous Japanese band T-Square for the videogame ‘Gran Turismo 3’ (2011). In 2014, he co-composed the score for ‘Angry Birds Transformers’ with his colleague Kenny Meriedeth, and in 2015 they provided additional material for ‘Transformers Devastation’ and ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’, to name just a few of their collaborations.

FIMUCITÉ has been made possible thanks to the support and sponsorship of the Cabildo de Tenerife, the Canary Islands Government, the Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council, Audi Canarias, Dorada Especial and the Teleférico del Teide, and the collaboration of SGAE – the Spanish General Society of Authors and Publishers, amongst others.