- On July 9th, the Paraninfo de la Universidad de La Laguna will hold concert ‘Héroes del Píxel’, dedicated to the music of the BAFTA winning Danish composer.
In the programme of the 17th Festival Internacional de Música de Cine de Tenerife (FIMUCITÉ), which will open its doors on the 30th of June, music composed for videogames will take centre stage via a series of formats, such as concert ‘Héroes del Píxel’, which take place on Sunday 9th of July at 7pm, in the Paraninfo de la Universidad de La Laguna, with the partiipation of acclaimed composer Jesper Kyd.
A winner of a BAFTA Award for his score to acclaimed videogame ‘Hitman: Contracts’, the third in the saga, and nominated on three other occasions for the scores of the ‘Assassin’s Creed’ franchise, Jesper Kyd is currently one of the most lauded compsers in the world, renowned for his experimental approach to scoring music for this format, as well as his work for film and TV.
The composer will visit the Festival and will attend the concert, as performed by the Joven Orquesta Sinfónica de FIMUCITÉ, comprised of students at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Canarias, under the direction of José Antonio Cubas, and, for the first time, in conjunction with the Coro Polifónico de la Universidad de La Laguna.
The programme, which will delight videogame devotees, will include several world premieres, and will not only include Kyd's music for ‘Hitman’ and ‘Assassin’s Creed’, but will also feature standout works such as ‘Raid: Call of the Arbiter’, the original animated series based on the mobile phone game franchise that has amasswed over 1 billion dollars: ‘Raid: Shadow Legends’.
In addition to this, soprano Carmen Acosta, closely linked to the educational project embarked upon by the Joven Orquesta de FIMUCITÉ, will perform as a guest soloist at the ‘Héroes del Píxel’ concert, the tickets for which will go on sale very soon.
The Festival Internacional de Música de Cine de Tenerife (FIMUCITÉ), the oldest event in Europe on this field, as directed by acclaimed composer and conductor Diego Navarro, is sponsored by Cabildo de Tenerife, el Organismo Autónomo de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, el Organismo Autónomo de Actividades Musicales del Ayuntamiento de San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Sinfónica de Tenerife, Auditorio de Tenerife, Instituto Canario de Desarrollo Cultural and Volcano Teide Experience; with the special collaboration of Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Tenerife, Tenerife Innova, Fondo de Desarrollo de Canarias, Fundación Disa, Emmasa, Fundación SGAE, Fundación "la Caixa", Fundación CajaCanarias, AUDI, as the official Festival car, and Fundación Diario de Avisos, Grupo Plató del Atlántico and Televisión Canaria as main media partners. FIMUCITÉ will be celebrating its 17th edition from June 30th to July 15th 2023.
About Jesper Kyd
Responsible for the music that accompanies huge videogame franchises such as ‘Assassin’s Creed’, Borderlands’, ‘Darksiders', ‘Hitman’, ‘State of Decay’ or ‘Warhammer’, Jesper Kyd constantly pushes musical boundaries, exceeding the expectations of the genre. His film and TV scores also include Chinese No.1 box office fantasy action adventure hit, ‘Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe’, based on the bestseller ‘Ghost Blows Out The Light’, and the sci-fi TV anthology series ‘Metal Hurlant Chronicles’, adapted from the ‘Metal Hurlant’ graphic novels, better known worldwide as ‘Heavy Metal’.
His most recent projects include animated series ‘Raid: Call of the Arbiter’, premiered on Youtube on May 18th, ‘Warhammer 40,000: Darktide’, ‘Dune: Spice Wars’, ‘Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla’, ‘Borderlands 3’ and internationally acclaimed film ‘Tumbbad’. Jesper Kyd has received maximum honours such as Best Score from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Critics Choice Film Awards, Hollywood Music in Media Awards and Game Audio Network Guild, as well as being nominated for the Billboard Awards, CNN, MTV Video Music Awards and by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. He was also a recipient of the Nile Rodgers Global Creators Award during Canadian Music Week for his innovative, unique work, thus joining an elite group in the entertainment industry, alongisde luminaries such as Spike Lee o Tony Visconti.