Unicaja Banco’s sponsorship of MOSMA 2019 falls within the promotion of culture and cinema, reflected in this initiative and also in others actions supported by the institution, as the sponsorship of Malaga Festival and of Valladolid International Film Festival (Seminci).
MOSMA 2019 will include in its programme a total of seven concerts dedicated to score, as well as meetings, album signings, Café, master classes and a section of industry, with talks by renowned professionals of the sector.
Unicaja Banco collaborates with and sponsors the fourth edition of Movie Score Malaga (MOSMA), an international festival of audiovisual music organized by Malaga Festival, to be held from 2 to 6 July and which will bring together top names in international movie music such as John Debney, Roque Baños, Robert Folk and Yasunori Mitsuda, for instance.
The Councilor for Culture of Malaga City Hall, Gemma del Corral; the Head of Malaga Festival, Juan Antonio Vigar, and the coordinator of MOSMA, David Doncel, have presented today the programme of MOSMA 2019, in an event attended too by the Manager of Institutional Relations and Relations with Stakeholders of Unicaja Banco, Juan de Mata Sanz, and Francisco Cárdenas and Maite López, Catering Manager and PR of La Canasta.
Unicaja Banco’s sponsorship of MOSMA 2019 falls within the promotion of culture and cinema, reflected in this initiative and also in other actions supported by the institution, as the sponsorship of the Malaga Festival and of Valladolid International Film Festival (Seminci).
MOSMA is organized by Malaga Festival and Malaga City Hall, sponsored by Unicaja Banco, Cruzcampo and La Canasta, with the collaboration of Teatro Cervantes and Teatro Echegaray.
MOSMA 2019 will include in its programme a total of seven concerts dedicated to score (two of them, free), as well as meetings, album signings, Café, master classes and a section of industry, with talks given by renowned professionals of the sector. All of the previous in a journey through the best scores from the 1980’s to the most promising young masters.
The festival will start on Tuesday 2 July, with a great inaugural free concert at Plaza de la Constitución (at 21:30) dedicated to the music of Roque Baños, one of the most outstanding composers of Spanish cinema and one of the best known in the international panorama. Baños has worked for directors such as Ron Howard, Fede Álvarez, Daniel Monzón, Santiago Segura, Terry Gilliam, Alejandro Amenábar, Jaume Balagueró or Alex de la Iglesia. He will be accompanied by the Malaga Symphony Orchestra and by the choir Ziryab, in an outdoor celebration to be enjoyed by the whole city.
The programme continues on Wednesday 3 July with two concerts. The first one, at 20:00, at Sala Unicaja de Conciertos María Cristina, will be a journey through the musical worlds of Yasunori Mitsuda, who, when he was 22, entered the world of legends in videogame music by composing, together with the legendary Nobuo Uematsu and Noriko Matsueda, the soundtrack of Chrono Trigger, recently considered as the best videogame in history by the Japanese audience. This is the first time that the composer visits the West to share his work in a live performance and in this concert he will present his music for three of the most important videogame sagas: Chrono Cross, Xenosaga and Xenogears.
The second concert of Wednesday 3 July, free at 22:00 at Eduardo Ocón hall, will be dedicated to TV music, in particular to that of the series This is us, composed by Siddhartha Khosla, and Cobra Kay, by Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson, performed by the composers.
On Thursday 4 July there will be two scenarios again. The first one, at 18:30 at the Cine Albéniz, will bring the music composed by Sergio de la Puente for the movie Sin fin, directed by the Alenda brothers, which will be viewed with the live performance of its soundtrack by de la Puente (piano and synthesizers), Joan Martorell (synthesizers and programming), Ana Franco (guitars and voices) and Eloy Arostigui (bass and guitars).
The second appointment of Thursday will be at 21:30 at Teatro Echegaray, with a tour by the young masters of the most recent score, such as Leo Birenberg & Zach Robinson, Isabel Royán, Arturo Cardelus, Sergio de la Puente, Yasunori Mitsud and Daniel Pemberton, in a concert with the Orchestra of Cordoba Cathedral, conducted by Clemente Mata, Arturo Cardelus and Joan Martorell.
On Friday 5 July, MOSMA 2019 will arrive to Teatro Cervantes (20:30) with the concert ‘Retro MOSMA 80’, in which Malaga Symphony Orchestra will perform some of the best soundtracks of the 1980’s in a tribute to Robert Folk, composer of some of the best known scores. Ghostbusters (Elmer Bernstein), The Goonies (Dave Grusin), Karate Kid (Bill Conti) or Gremlins (Jerry Goldsmith) will be some of the titles played in the first part, before proceeding with the tribute to Robert Folk, who will be awarded at the MOSMA, and which will include his compositions for The NeverEnding Story II, There Be Dragons, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Toy Soliders, and Police Academy. The concert will be conducted by Joan Martorell, Óscar Senén and Robert Folk.
MOSMA 2019 will end on Saturday 6 July, at Teatro Cervantes (20:30) with the concert MOMA masters: the music of John Debney, with Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra and the Choirs of Cordoba Cathedral, conducted by the composer himself. More than 200 soundtracks have made John Debney to be one of the referents of nowadays cinema music. He has composed for all types of films and has worked with directors such as Mel Gibson, Steven Spielberg, Tom Shadyac, Gary Marshall, Jon Favreau, Sam Raimi or Peter Hyams and he is the composer of one of the most emotional scores in the history of cinema: The Passion of the Christ. With his music, he has given life to characters like Iron Man, Spiderman, Mowgli or Spongebob. A master of music for the audiovisual, he will receive one of our MOSMA awards.
MOSMA 2019 will include again activities to bring score music closer to the specialized and general public, like MOSMA MASTER, a training area for composers, music and cinema directors, dedicated to those professionals who want to learn from the participating top names. This will be a unique occasion to attend lessons and receive advice from renowned international musicians.
The experience MOSMA INDUSTRY, successfully launched last year, will also be held this year, aimed at composers, musicians, cinema directors, press and professional audience. These meetings, conceived as a new key section of the festival, will include dialogue with publicists, orchestra contractors, recording studios, agents and copyright managers, who will give a more specialized view of the sector.
The successful section MOSMA MEETINGS is back again, conducted by Isabel Vázquez, to revisit the life, career and personality of the guest composers. After these sessions, open to the public and press, there will be album signings, one of the most acclaimed sections every year in this festival.
The section MOSMA CAFÉ will be organized this year too, open to the public in the library area of the AC Hotel Málaga Palacio. There will be informal dialogue between friends about film music, with album and book presentations.
Tickets for all the concerts can be purchased from Wednesday 22 May (11:00), at the box office of Teatro Cervantes and online (Uniticket). The price is 18 euros for concerts at Cervantes theatre and 12 euros for those at Teatro Echegaray, Cine Albéniz and Sala Unicaja de Conciertos María Cristina, with the possibility of gradual discounts.
Further information: www.mosma.es