Many historians believe that in the 10th and 11th centuries, the city of Córdoba in the Andalusia region of southern Spain was the most populous city in the world, and the intellectual center of Europe. Córdoba reclaimed its vaunted position at the end of June as hundreds of composers and film music lovers flocked to the city from around the world for the Festival International de Música de Cine Provincia de Córdoba 2012.
Film screenings, concerts, lectures and insightful Q&A sessions abounded during the week-long festival, many of them featuring the music of the ASCAP composers and global affiliates invited as special guests: Mark Isham (the festival's Honorary President), Trevor Morris, Richard Bellis, Lucas Vidal, PRS member Murray Gold and SGAE members Roque Baños and Fernando Velasquez.
The main film music concert took place at La Axerquia Theater on Saturday, June 30th, and was broken into two parts: Tadlow Music Presents: The Music from the Golden Age (featuring music of legendary composers) and The Best of the Best, featuring the music of the invited guest composers. Phenomenal film music filled the air until 3:30 am!
Read a wonderful write up about the presentation that ASCAP Board member Bellis gave on Thursday, June 28th here.
For more on the Córdoba Festival visit festivaldecordoba.com/en.
Pictured (l-r): Christopher Young, ASCAP composers Trevor Morris and Mark Isham, ASCAP composer/Board member Richard Bellis and Cliff Martinez, following the GoldSpirit and Jerry Goldsmith Awards ceremony on Friday, June 29th at the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones.
Pictured (l-r): ASCAP's Simon Greenaway, ASCAP composer & Festival Honorary President Mark Isham and ASCAP's Mike Todd after Isham's jazz concert at the Palacio de Viana. Photo by Phil Watkins.