Canary Islands, Spain. 29th April 2008
A new edition of the Tenerife International Film Music Festival (Fimucité) will take place from 23rd to 29th June on a tribute to the original soundtrack of one of the most important pictures in film history: 2001: A Space Odyssey, in the 40th anniversary of its release.
A selection of the score composed by Alex North (1910-1991), today considered as a masterpiece, despite Stanley Kubrick finally rejected it, will be performed by the prestigious Tenerife Film Orchestra & Choir in the closing concert. Furthermore, Fimucité will present a commemorative book about the music for this film.
The success achieved by Fimucité 2007, that reached international notoriety, has made a second edition of this musical event without precedent possible. This year the program will increase to three symphonic concerts and a great range of activities as the conferences of the guest composers and renowned professionals.
It is confirmed the attendance, after his visit to Canary Islands last year to meet Fimucité 2007, of the distinguished record producer Robert Townson (Varčse Sarabande Records), whose company has lent the 2001: A Space odissey’s scores composed by North. The Spanish composer Diego Navarro, manager of the Tenerife International Film Music Festival, will conduct the Tenerife Film Orchestra & Choir during the performance.
The second edition of the Tenerife International Film Music Festival is sponsored by the Island Council (Cabildo de Tenerife) and the Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council Culture Commission (Organismo Autónomo de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Santa Cruz de Tenerife).
About Fimucité 2007:
The last edition of Fimucité joined the North American composers Don Davis (The Matrix), Sean Callery (24) and Mychael Danna (Monsoon Wedding) and the Spanish Ángel Illarramendi (Theresa: The Body of Christ) and Diego Navarro (Oscar: The Color of Destiny). Their compositions were performed at the emblematic Guimerá Theatre and the extraordinary Auditorio de Tenerife. These concerts closed a whole week of activities that made soundtrack lovers meet great film music composers.