Last year the island of Tenerife came alive with film music as the ‘Fimucité Festival Internacional de Musica de Cine de Tenerife’ was launched.

Time flies as usual and the Canary Island plays host yet again to the festival later this month. Between June 23rd and 29th the town of Santa Cruz de Tenerife will welcome some of film music’s biggest talents; Christopher Young, John Frizzell, Joel McNeely, Ramin Djawadi, Trevor Rabin, Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek and Fernando Velázquez will all be present and each will see selections of their music performed during one of four scheduled concerts.

The Tenerife Film Orchestra and Choir, directed by Diego Navarro, will present the music and the programme is enough to make me want to jump on a plane right now. Aside from music by the guest composers, which will include symphonic suites and themes from the likes of Iron Man, The Orphanage, Hellraiser II, The Reaping, Perfume and National Treasure, the ensemble will present selections from classic movies and composers. Alex North’s unused score for 2001: A Space Odyssey will get a weighty presentation, while Joel McNeely will conduct a programme called ‘In Session – A Film Music Celebration’ based on the Varèse Sarabande album of the same name and thus featuring works by Herrmann, Goldsmith, Williams, Barry and Waxman.

There is of course much more besides, including other guests such as Varèse president Robert Townson, Sam Schwartz (of the Gorfaine-Schwartz Agency) and agents to many of the biggest names in the business Richard Kraft and Laura Engel. Quite frankly it looks like a great week of sunshine (hopefully) and music. For more information go to the festival’s web site

Source: Music from the movies – Michael Beek