Fira B! brings music and cinema together with the collaboration of the Illes Balears Film Commission

Núria Abad

Fira B!, the professional Balearic Music and Performing Arts Market, will be held in Palma from the 20th to the 24th of September. The main purpose of this event is to showcase the latest and most representative productions by Balearic creatives, thanks to its attractive programme aimed at producers, artists and general public. As well as the actual shows on stage, Fira B! gives great relevance to the meeting spaces between artists and producers, with the aim of facilitating cooperation and creativity between the different collectives.


It is within this area of professional activities that cinema finds its place, since music is a key aspect in audiovisual productions and an industry with many possibilities to offer. The Illes Balears Film Commission participates in a training and debate session, dedicated to musical composition for audiovisual media, that will boast cutting-edge speakers who will reflect upon and open up the debate about this industry from different perspectives. The session will then continue with an informal gathering that aims to offer a networking space for musicians, composers and professionals from the audiovisual world who are dedicated to or wish to enter the world of music for audiovisual productions.


- Title of the Session: Musical  composition in audiovisual media

- Place and time: Friday 22nd from 16 to 17.30h / Aula 1 (Room 1) of the Sa Nostra Cultural Centre

- Content: Presentation and debate about the meaning and importance of music within the audiovisual context. The speakers will reflect from their perspectives as producer, director and composer, about the creative, practical and financial challenges of composing film soundtracks and music for television and publicity.

- Hosting and moderating: Àngela Bosch, coordinator of the Illes Balears Film Commission.

- Speakers: Miquel Àngel Aguiló (composer), Toni Bestard (director), Cesc Mulet (producer) and Ivan Capillas (composer).

- Participants: This session is open to all those accredited for the Professional Sessions.


About the speakers:


Ivan Capillas is a composer and orchestra director who specializes in film and audiovisual creation. He is a member of the Catalonian Film Academy, and throughout his career has received plenty of international acclaim for his soundtracks. Highlights are some of his many awards and nominations, both in the States (Hollywood Music in Media Awards, Prestige Film Awards, Accolade Awards, ...) and in Europe (Jerry Goldsmith Awards, MundoBSO Awards, FIMUCITE Awards, ISFMF AWARDS, Aubagne International Film Festival Awards, ...). He is presently working on various projects in Spain and the USA.


Miquel Àngel Aguiló is a musician trained in Palma, Barcelona and Holland. He has been part of various chamber orchestras and is a composer centred on the world of soundtracks. His works go from original film soundtracks to music for theatre shows, large format shows, cabaret, multimedia or adverts. In 2011 he was nominated for the Escénica Prize for No te’n riguis de Rimbaud and in 2012 he received the prize for the best music at that same event.


Toni Bestard is a well-known Mallorcan cinematographer and producer. His works have received more than 150 prizes, three Goya nominations and close to 600 official selections around the world. His first feature film, El perfecto desconocido, received the prize for the best international debut at the Galwai Festival (Ireland). His second documentary feature film, I am your father (2015), co-directed with Marcos Cabotá, was nominated in the best documentary feature film category at the Goya Prizes, for the Jose María Forqué Prizes and for the Prizes issued by the Spanish Cinema Scriptwriters' Guild.


Cesc Mulet is a director, scriptwriter and producer at La Perifèrica, a Mallorcan production company founded in 1997 which specializes in creative documentaries, television and cinema, with a particular interest in culture and the world of art. He has produced television programmes, advertising and corporate spots, artistic videos, musical clips, four feature films and more than fifteen documentaries, some of which have been selected for the NI International Independent Film Festival, the Festival International du Film sur l'Art (FIFA) in Montreal and the International Cinema and Heritage Festival in Murcia.

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