SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, June 23 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The science fiction genre ‘cyberpunk’, born in the noir novel by authors such as William Gibson or Bruce Sterling in the 1980s and which poses dystopian futures where technology and robotics dominate the world, is the theme about which is inspired by the sixteenth edition of the Tenerife International Film Music Festival (Fimucité).
This event will take place from September 16 to 25 with the support of the Cabildo de Tenerife, the Government of the Canary Islands and the municipalities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and San Cristóbal de La Laguna, among other entities.
The music of key ‘cyberpunk’ sagas, such as ‘The Matrix’ or ‘Terminator’, and other titles such as ‘Tron’, ‘Robocop’ or the mythical ‘Blade Runner’, within the framework of the 40th anniversary of the premiere of the Ridley Scott, will be performed by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and the Tenerife Film Choir under the direction of composer and conductor Diego Navarro, director of Fimucité.
In this new edition, in addition to the concert program, the public will once again be able to enjoy encounters with great composers, such as the American Brad Fiedel, author of the soundtracks for ‘Terminator’ and ‘Terminator 2’, who will be part of the guest line-up of Fimucite 16.
James Cameron gave him his big break in 1984 and the iconic score he wrote for the sci-fi classic starring Arnold Schwarzenegger rocked the world of film music and brought him international recognition.
Known for his innovation and unique use of combinations of acoustic and electronic sounds, Fiedel wrote the music for other successful films, such as ‘Fright Night’ and its sequel, ‘The Serpent and the Rainbow’, ‘Liars Risky’ or ‘Johnny Mnemonic’. It will be the first time that Brad Fiedel, creator of more than a hundred soundtracks for film and television, has participated in a specialized festival.
Tickets for the theme concerts that will take place on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24, titled ‘Cyberpunk Remastered (Vol. 1) – Manga / Anime’ and ‘Cyberpunk Remastered (Vol. 2) – Mecha, will go on sale soon. ‘, respectively. Both recitals will have a common part, which includes pieces from ‘Terminator’, ‘Transformers’, ‘Desafío Total’, ‘Matrix’, ‘Blade Runner’ and the video game ‘Cyberpunk 2077’, and an exclusive part from each of the programs. Thus, the concert scheduled for September 23, dedicated to manga and anime, will include ‘Akira’, ‘Ghost in the Shell’ and ‘Alita’, while the concert on Saturday 24, ‘Mecha’, will range from the silent film classic ‘Metropolis’, to ‘Tron’, ‘Pacific Rim’ or ‘Robocop’.
The Tenerife International Film Music Festival also announces the opening of the period for the presentation of works for a new installment of Fimucinema, the Official Competition Section of the Festival. This year, Fimucinema reaches its tenth installment and takes advantage of the event to change its dynamics and expand its award categories in order to continue growing and more faithfully representing the range of compositions for audiovisuals.
Thus, to the categories that made up the competitive section of Fimucité up to now (Best Original Song, Best Original Score for Short Film, Best Original Score for Documentary and Best Original Score for Fiction Feature Film), the Best Original Score for Videogames section will be added . Another novelty is that the awards now have an economic endowment, which will fall to the titular composer of the musical works.
Creators from all over the world are called to participate in this platform, coordinated by Manuel Díaz Noda, one of Fimucité’s great commitments to give visibility to new audiovisual music productions and their composers.
In this new edition, those fiction feature films, short films, documentaries and video games that have been produced after January 1, 2020 and that have not been previously distributed in commercial theaters or digital platforms in Spain can participate. The rules of the contest are available on the Festival’s official website and the presentation of works can be done directly through the contacts provided on the website itself or through Filmfreeway.
The deadline for submitting works will close on August 15 and those selected will be screened during the celebration of the sixteenth edition of Fimucité.