Fimucité 2: ASCAP Music Soars at the Second Tenerife International Film Fest
The Second Tenerife International Film Music Festival (Fimucité 2) was held in the Canary Islands in June. Sponsored by the Island Council and the Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council Culture Commission, this week-long festival included several film music concerts, performed by the Tenerife Film Music Orchestra and Choir, conducted by Artistic Director and SGAE composer, Diego Navarro. The concert programs included the music of ASCAP composers Ramin Djawadi (Iron Man), and the orchestral world premiere of the score from Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, composed by Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek. Another concert featured a special four-movement concert suite of the late Alex North’s original score from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The Festival also presented several creative and business seminars featuring music industry professionals and composers. ASCAP’s Nancy Knutsen joined President of Music Operations of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Doug Frank, Ray Costa of Costa Communications, Varese-Sarabande Records President Robert Townson, along with agents Laura Engel and Richard Kraft, Robert Messinger, and Sam Schwartz and Cheryl Tiano, and several music executives from Spain, as speakers on the various panels. The event was produced by Fimucité’s Pedro J. Merida.