- American musician and songwriter Randy Edelman, Golden Globe nominee for his score for the motion picture score ‘The Last of the Mohicans’, will be at the helm of the FIMUCITÉ Youth Orchestra during the performance of several of his pieces in the concert ‘Champions of the Silver Screen’.
- Works for horror films and television by famous Spanish composer Antón García Abril will be featured in different symphonic concert programs of the festival.
- Both artists will also participate as guest speakers in the next edition of the FIMUCITÉ Film Scoring Academy.
American film music composer Randy Edelman (‘The Last of the Mohicans’, and TV series ‘MacGyver’) and the well-known Spanish film score composer Antón García Abril (‘Los santos inocentes’, ‘La colmena’) are joining the guest line-up for the thirteenth edition of the Tenerife International Film Music Festival (FIMUCITÉ), which will run from 20th – 29th September thanks to the support and sponsorship of the Cabildo Insular de Tenerife, the Canary Islands Government and Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council. Edelman will take up his baton in the concert ‘Champions of the Silver Screen’ that closes this year’s concert programming on Sunday 29th September. Edelman will be conducting pieces from ‘Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story’ (1993) and ‘Angels in the Outfield’ (1994). Music composed by Antón García Abril for the sports news broadcasts on Radiotelevisión Española in the 1980s will also be performed in that concert. García Abril will participate in the concert ‘My Favourite Fears’ / ‘Mis terrores favoritos’ on Friday 27th September. This concert will premiere the score for ‘Tombs of the Blind Dead’ (1972) by Amando de Ossorio. Concert tickets are now available from the Box Office of the Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín and online.
Both Randy Edelman and García Abril will also be participating in the FIMUCITÉ Film Scoring Academy, the academic forum of FIMUCITÉ for audiovisual composers. All activities organised by the academy are free and fall under the educational branch of the festival’s programming. Events are aimed at students and professionals in the sector who want to receive training at the hands of some of the big names in the industry.
The concert ‘Champions of the Silver Screen’, which includes the participation of the composer Vince DiCola whose unforgettable music for ‘Rocky IV’ (1985) is included in the program, will be performed by the FIMUCITÉ Youth Orchestra. This orchestra includes young musicians from the Professional Conservatory of Music of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the Canary Islands Higher Conservatory of Music. As per tradition, this year’s festival also includes a student exchange program between the FIMUCITÉ Symphonic Youth Orchestra and the Krakow Film Music Festival (FMF). As such, young performers from Poland will be joining the FIMUCITÉ Symphonic Youth Orchestra as part of this performance.
The concert ‘My Favourite Fears’ will be covering a wide range of film music from iconic horror films. Participating in the event are composers Harry Manfredini, (‘Friday 13th’), and Christopher Young (‘Hellraiser’), and also conductor Christian Schumann, who will be leading the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife and Tenerife Film Choir in this concert.
More on Randy Edelman
Randy Edelman (1947) was raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, where he studied piano and began performing recitals from an early age. After attending the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music he moved to New York where he performed in several Broadway pit orchestras. He produced several solo albums, and many of his songs have been covered by the likes of The Carpenters, Olivia Newton-John and Barry Manilow, amongst others. Following his time in the big apple, Edelman moved to Los Angeles where he began to work in television and film scoring.
In the mid-80s, Edelman wrote the theme to, and scored many episodes of ‘MacGyver’, a popular television series at the time. He also repeatedly collaborated Ivan Reitman, producing scores for many of his films, including: ‘Twins (1988), ‘Ghostbusters II’ (1989), ‘Kindergarten Cop’ (1990) and ‘Beethoven’ (1992).
Together with Trevor Jones, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for the film score for ‘The Last of the Mohicans’ (1992) and in 1993 he won the prestigious Richard Kirk Award at the BMI Film and Television Awards, for his contribution to film and television music.
More on Antón García Abril
He taught several generations of composers whilst working as a professor of composition at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música in Madrid from 1974 to 2003.
His vast repertoire includes: opera, ballets, cantatas, orchestral works, chamber music, concerts, songs, pieces for piano, guitar, etc. He has also written, to great success, music for the theatre, cinema and television. In 2014, he received the ‘Gold Medal from the Academia de las Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas’.
This veteran composter is famous for his scores for the small screen, including ‘El hombre y la tierra’, ‘Anillos de oro’, ‘Fortunata y Jacinta’ and Brigada Central’, and for the music from important Spanish films such as ‘Los santos inocentes’ and ‘La colmena’. In 2014, García Abril was bestowed an honorary award by FIMUCITÉ in recognition of being one of the most emblematic names in music within the Spanish audiovisual sector. Since then, the FIMUCITÉ award, which bears the name of the composer, has been bestowed on prominent figures such as Howard Shore, Elliot Goldenthal, Trevor Jones, Marco Beltrami, Elmer Bernstein, Henry Mancini, James Newton Howard, Laura Karpman, Concha Velasco, Bruce Broughton, Shirley Walker, Lalo Schiffrin and Bernard Herrmann, amongst others.
The festival, which is directed by renowned Spanish composer and conductor Diego Navarro, will be celebrating its 13th edition with the support and sponsorship of the Cabildo de Tenerife, the Canary Islands Government, 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.