- This will be the first time that a film music festival features a non-resident international orchestra, a pioneering experience, thanks to the strong bond between FIMUCITÉ and the Krakow FMF.
- The Fimucité Film Scoring Academy opens its registration period with a programmes of masterclasses that will take place at Parque Tecnológico y Científico de Tenerife in La Laguna.
The Festival Internacional de Música de Cine de Tenerife (FIMUCITÉ) will open its 16th edition on the 16th of September with a one-off, pioneering event, a concert performed by prestigious chamber orchestra Sinfonietta Cracovia as part of their international tour ‘Kilar 90’, where the publishing label PWM Edition is the main partner. The Teatro Leal de La Laguna will house opening concert ‘Kilar – Glass - Navarro’, in which, under the leadership of Katarzyna Tomala-Jedynak, we will be able to enjoy compositions by the Polish Wojciech Kilar, responsible for 'Bram Stoker's Dracula', on the 90th anniversary of his birth, as well of those by American Philip Glass, three-time Oscar-nominee, for “Notes on a Scandal”, “The Hours” and “Kundun”. In addition, as this will be the Sinfonietta's first visit to the Canary Islands, they have wanted to include creations by renowned composer and conductor Diego Navarro, director of Fimucité, the most representative musical creator of the Islands.
‘Kilar - Glass - Navarro’ is a project cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, in coproduction with FIMUCITÉ. This concert is enormously relevant, as it is the first time in the Festival's history that an international orchestra is invited to take part in the event. Also, it is the first time that a film music festival features a non-resident international orchestra, which would not have been possible without the solid relationship between FIMUCITÉ and the Krakow Film Music Festival (FMF).
Combining the precision and flexibility of a chamber orchestra with successful performances of symphonic pieces, the Sinfonietta Cracovia stands out particularly for its performances of contemporary music. Their FIMUCITÉ concert will offer a unique mix of the musical universes of Kilar and Glass, model examples of composers who maintained their creative integrity whether it were composing symphonies or soundtracks, mass or concerts. The concert will feature Wojciech Kilar's scores for the movies ‘Bram Stoker's Dracula’, ‘Portrait of a Lady’, ‘The Ninth Gate’, as well as concert piece ‘Orawa’, and Phiip Glass pieces for ‘The Hours’ or ‘Dracula’ by Tod Browning. Also, during the concert, there will be a journey through the scores by Diego Navarro for hit movies such as ‘The Photographer of Mauthausen’ or ‘The Beast’, a film which, only a few days after its premiere last January, became the most viewed non-English language film on Netflix, worldwide. It also includes the score to ‘Passage to Dawn’, which, in 2017, was nominated to the prestigious World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent. The main theme for “The Beast”, and the suite created especially for this concert from “Passage to Dawn” will be World Premieres, having never been performed in concert before.
The concert will be conducted by Katarzyna Tomala-Jedynak, whose repertoire includes symphonies, chamber music, opera, operetta, ballet music and film or musical scores. During the 6 editions of the Film Music Festival in Krakow, she has collaborated with composers such as Hans Zimmer, Elliot Goldenthal, Patrick Doyle, Trevor Morris, Ramin Djawadi or Harry Gregson-Williams, among others. The recital will also feature Polish pianist Aleksander Dębicz and the soloist from Tenerife María Candelaria Hernández, as guest soloists.
This concert, for which tickets are on sale now, will take place on Friday, the 16th of September at 8pm, at the Teatro Leal de San Cristóbal De La Laguna.
FIMUCITÉ FILM SCORING ACADEMY
In other news, the registration period is now open for the latest edition of FIMUCITÉ Film Scoring Academy, will includes a hefty programme of in-person Masterclasses and round tables that will take place at the IACtec Cemtre, which is located in the Parque Tecnológico y Científico de Tenerife in Las Mantecas (La Laguna), from Monday, 19th, til Saturday, 23rd of September.
The incredible roster of speakers and participants includes composers as influential as Brad Fiedel, creator of the scores for ‘The Terminator’ and ‘The Terminator 2’; Vince DiCola, composer of 'Transformers: The Movie', ‘Staying Alive’ or ‘Rocky IV’; or Marcin Przybilowicz and P.T. Adamczyk, responsible for the music of hit videogame ‘Cyberpunk 2077’. Ben Watkins (Juno Reactor), responsible for several tracks in the ‘Matrix’ saga, alongside drummer Greg Ellis and guitarrist Amir John Haddad El Amir; soloist Olga Jankowska, not forgetting sound engineer Dennis Sands, orchestrator and arranger Leigh Phillips and producer Peter Hackman, who will also take part in this year's edition of Academia Fimucité, which will focus largely on Spanish composers. Thus, creators such as Iván Palomares, Arnau Bataller, Josué Vergara, Gerard Pastor, Ramón García i Soler and Xavier Capellas will take part in round table ‘The Influence of New Technologies in Competitive Development’, moderated by film music specialist Conrado Xalabarder.
Academia Fimucité, coordinated by Pedro J. Mérida, is one of the most highly-anticipated parallel activities of the Festival, which takes place every year as part of the Festival's commitment to training in this field, and that offers a unique opportunity to students and musical professionals interested in creating music for audiovisual media.
All attendees, who will find the registration form on the Festival's website (www.fimucite.com), will receive a diploma certifying their partcipation. The limited capacity sessions willl take place from Monday to Thursday from 5 to 7pm, on Friday, from 4:30 to 6pm and there will be morning sessions on Saturday from 10:30am to 12:30 pm, and from 1:30 to 3:30pm.
FIMUCITÉ is sponsored by Cabildo de Tenerife, Gobierno de Canarias, Ayuntamiento de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Ayuntamiento de San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Parque Tecnológico y Científico de Tenerife, Auditorio de Tenerife and Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, Teleférico del Teide, the support of Fundación “la Caixa” via CaixaBank, and the collaboration of Domingo Alonso Group and AUDI as the official Festival car.