Fimucité, the Tenerife International Film Music Festival, a pioneering project,
celebrates its third edition and becomes an important international event in the film
music industry. This year it will be held in July (20-26) and will be devoted to the
thrilling science fiction saga "Alien".
Fimucité is back thanks to the support of its main sponsor, Cabildo de Tenerife (the
island's Government). The Festival will invite very important film music composers
bringing again the best of film music's magic and art to Tenerife.
Fimucité will offer two symphonic concerts, played by the Tenerife Film Orchestra and
Choir, at the Tenerife Auditorium, and will also celebrate Clint Mansell's concert with
his band in La Laguna, UNESCO World Heritage Center.
Another institution that also joins the Festival for the first time is the TEA Museum
(Tenerife Space for the Arts), which will hold the composers' panels and screen the
Alien saga, a great chance to watch again such a blockbuster, since this year we
celebrate Ridley Scott's "Alien" 30th anniversary. Another particular tribute to this
acclaimed science fiction film is the Festival's poster designed by prestigious comic
artist Alfonso Azpiri.
Fimucité 3 will pay tribute to the Alien complete saga. The first part of the closing
concert, planned for Saturday, July 25th, at the Tenerife Auditorium, will be devoted to
Alien with the "Biomechanical Symphony". Organized with Varese Sarabande, the
Tenerife Film Orchestra & Choir will play a selection of the very best of each of the
saga composers: Goldsmith, Horner, Goldenthal, Frizzel, Tyler.
Fimucité 3 closing concert will also remember Jerry Goldsmith, celebrating the great
master's 80th birthday. Joel McNeely will conduct a wonderful selection of his best
Fimucité 3 will be honored with the attendance Mark Snow, composer of "The X Files"
and Polish composer and Oscar winner Jan Kaczmarek, for "Finding Neverland", who
will also join the panels in TEA, and will bring some of his symphonic works in "War
and Peace", "Quo Vadis" or "City Island".
On the other hand, Fimucité 3 will release a new book, following last year's tribute to
"2001: a Space Odyssey", about the "Alien" saga music, Alien, the Biomechanical
Symphony, edited by Filmoteca Canaria and Calamar Editions.
Fimucité inaugurates a new space in its web site: the Fimucité Channel in Vimeo. Every
year all concerts, are recorded, filmed, and mixed by great professionals and uploaded
in Internet. On the other hand, Varese Sarabande will release along 2009 last years
closing night gala concert, including Alex North rejected score for 2001 conducted by
Diego Navarro. This is the first time this prestigious company releases a CD with a
Clint Mansell, British composer of the very famous and imitated scores "Requiem for a
Dream" and "The Fountain", will give his first concert in Spain in Leal Theatre on July
22nd at 21.00 during the Third edition of the Tenerife International Film Music Festival,
which is sponsored by Cabildo Insular de Tenerife.
The concert will be the first chamber music performance given by the Festival. Darren
Aronofsky's composer, whose latest work has been "The Wrestler", will also perform,
with Sonus Quartet, the director's first work "Pi" and Duncan Jones' film "Moon",
which has not been premičred in the United States yet. Sonus is formed by Vanessa
Freebairn-Smith (cello), Neel Hammand (viola), Kathleen Sloan y Caroline Campbell
(violins), Kevin Dompe (drums and percussion), Brian Emrich (bass guitar), Carly
Paradis (piano) and Mike Fonte (guitar).
Clint Mansell has won, among others, the World Soundtrack Award and the Public
Choice Award for "The Fountain" (2007); the Best Original Score of the Online Film
Critics Society Awards for "Requiem for a Dream" (2001) and "The Fountain" (2007);
and the Best Original Score of the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards for "The
The score for "Requiem for a Dream" became a cult success very quickly. In fact, the
trailer for "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" used a remixed version for "Lux
Aeterna", composition recorded with a full orchestra and choir. This piece called
"Requiem for a Tower" was only conceived for the trailer and was written by Simone
Benyacar, Dan Nielsen and Veigar Margeirsson. In October 2006, the piece was
included in the iTunes album Corner Stone Cues because of the fans great demand. This
piece has had a great presence on The Internet, since videos and trailers fans have often
Californian composer John Ottman, famous for his works in Bryan Singer's films (The Usual Suspects, Superman Returns) has confirmed his attendance in FIMUCITÉ
3. This closes the rich stardom of guests of the festival, which will take place between
the 20 and the 26 of July.
Ottman (San Diego, July 6, 1964) is also well-known thanks to his scores for films
such as Apt Pupil, X-Men 2 and Superman Returns, where he adapted John Williams'
famous score. On the other hand, he has also composed the music of The Fantastic
Four, and he even took a chance in filmmaking with the horror film, Urban Legends.
Ottman joins Jan Kaczmarek, Joel McNeely, Clint Mansell and Mark Snow as part of
FIMUCITÉ's cast of stars. The concert program is available at the festival's web site,
The Third edition of the Tenerife International Film Music Festival has been possible
thanks to the sponsorship of Cabildo Insular de Tenerife, Canary Islands Government
and Santa Cruz de Tenerife and La Laguna City Councils, as well as to the cooperation
of a great number of public and private entities.
SoundtrackNet will be providing regular updates of the Fimucité event, from Tenerife! Be sure to keep an eye out on the website for dispatches!