Monday, August 17, 2009

Reports on FIMUCITE 3: The third international Tenerife film music festival

Last month, the third edition of the Fimucité film music festival took place in the Canary Islands, on the island of Tenerife in Spain.

The brainchild of Spanish composer (and Tenerife native) Diego Navarro, Fimucité was created with the idea to not only celebrate music, but showcase the talented musicians who live on the island of Tenerife. When scoring the 2002 film Puerta del Tiempo, Navarro felt that he could assemble a live orchestra to record the score locally - not only in Spain, but more specifically in Tenerife. Pleased with the result, he put together the "Tenerife Film Orchestra & Choir", and in the summer of 2007, the first Fimucité conference was held, with guest composers Don Davis, Sean Callery and Mychael Danna.

In 2008, the festival brought over composers Christopher Young, Joel McNeely, John Frizzell, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil, as well as other film music industry guests, including a rather full panel of film music agents. The theme that year was Alex North's 2001, and included an impressive live performance of the unused score, with the help of Varese Sarabande's Robert Townson.

Read the entire articles and view the relevant photos, here ( and here (

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