Festival de Málaga is proud to announce the first edition of MOSMA (Movie Score Málaga) at a press conference last week. Participating in the announcement of MOSMA were Gemma del Corral, City Councilor for Culture; Juan Antonio Vigar, Director of the Festival de Málaga and MOSMA; David Doncel, Coordinator of Content for MOSMA; and Arturo Díez Boscovich, Musical Director of MOSMA.
From 29th June to 3rd July, MOSMA will be dedicated to music for visual media, music which impacts our collective imagination daily through television, video games and the big screen. MOSMA aims to be an international meeting point for both experienced composers and young talent alike.
Guests for this first edition of the festival in its new location will include Craig Armstrong (Far From the Madding Crowd, Moulin Rouge), Jan A. P. Kaczmarek (Finding Neverland), Roque Baños (In The Heart of the Sea), Sean Callery (TV’s 24, Homeland), Kenji Kawai (Ranma, Ringu), Pino Donaggio (Carrie) and Federico Jusid (Neruda, TV’s Carlos, Rey Emperador).
One of MOSMA’s main objectives is to promote soundtrack recordings to new audiences while simultaneously satisfying longtime devotees of the genre. Four large concerts will be held in the Cervantes and Echegaray theaters, dedicated to international composers from these worlds of film and television music. MOSMA will also be taking music out onto the streets as smaller format ensemble concerts performing some of the best-known pieces from the history of cinema. These concerts will be free to the public and will take place at Muelle Uno and in Calle Alcazabilla.
On Wednesday 29th June, in the Teatro Cervantes, the Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by maestro Pablo Urbina and maestro Arturo Díez Boscovich, will perform the music of the late Michael Kamen. The family of this prestigious composer will be on hand and be presented a special recognition in honor of his long career.
During the closing concert on Saturday July 2nd in the Teatro Cervantes, the MOSMA Awards will be presented to recognize the most outstanding composers of the year. There will be a concert of this music performed by the Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra and the Ziryab Choir, conducted by the maestro Díez Boscovich.
MOSMA has several chapters of the festival, each dedicated to one of the festival guests: MOSMA HONORED dedicated to the family of Michael Kamen (Mr. Holland’s Opus), MOSMA SCREEN TV to Sean Callery, MOSMA HOMELAND to Roque Baños, MOSMA PREMIERE to Federico Jusid, MOSMA MAESTRO to Jan A. P. Kaczmarek, MOSMA DISTANT WORLDS to Kenji Kawai, MOSMA VINTAGE to Pino Donaggio and MOSMA MAIN THEME to Craig Armstrong.
In addition MOSMA will be the home of the Jerry Goldsmith Awards that BSOSpirit presents for the best up-and-coming composers. These awards will be given during a ceremony on the night of July 1 at 10.30pm on the terrace of the Colección del Museo Ruso de San Petersburgo / Málaga.
Individual tickets for the concerts are priced between 15 and 24 euros and are on sale at the the box offices of the Cervantes and Echegaray theatres, the Cine Albéniz, and from Uniticket (www.unientradas.es).
Also available through these channels is a festival pass offering admission to all four concerts for 60 euros, a discount of approximately 20% on the total price of tickets.