Music Seminar: Listening to Film

Music Seminar: Listening to Film

Fernando Velázquez (Getxo, 1976) is an up-and-coming force in the world of music in film in Spain. He made his name with his outstanding work for J A Bayona’s acclaimed film El orfanato. He played the cello in different orchestras, trained at the Jesús Guridi conservatory in Vitoria and studied composition at the RCSM in Madrid and Paris. He has composed symphonic music, music for the theatre and music for a wide variety of different short films, including J L Acosta’s Historia de un búho (2001), which won best soundtrack award at the Elche International Film Festival; J A Bayona’s El hombre esponja (2002), which won best soundtrack award at the Alcine International Film Festival in Alcalá de Henares; Nacho Vigalondo’s A las 7:35 de la mañana (2003), which won best soundtrack award at the Málaga Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar for best short film in 2005; and Oskar Santos’s El soñador (2004), which won best soundtrack award at the Lenola International Film Festival in Italy.

Fernando Velázquez already had considerable experience in the world of film before his triumph with El orfanato, particularly with, including Eugenio Mira’s The Birthday (2004) (with Corey Feldman); Koldo Serra’s Bosque de sombras, (2006) (with Gary Oldman and Virginie Ledoyen); and Kepa Sojo’s El Síndrome de Svensson (2006) (which won best soundtrack award at the Valencia Film Festival). His recent work includes Rodrigo Pla’s La Zona (2007) (which won best first work award at the 2007 Venice Film Festival), Miguel Martí’s Sexykiller, morirás por ella (2008), and Isidro Ortiz’s Eskalofrio (2008). This year, he has been working on Javier Ruiz Caldera’s Spanish Movie and Óskar Santos’s El mal ajeno.

Fernando Velázquez will talk about his own personal experience and the creative methods used for music in audiovisual works.

Tuesday 17 November
and Wednesday 18 November
from 4.00 to 6.30 pm.
Sala Mirador del CCCB
Price (2 sessions)

Registration and payment

  1. Registration form

Registration deadline
16 November 2009

The limited number of places will be allocated in strict order of payment.
Places cannot be reserved without payment.

Information and queries

  1. Patricia Sánchez (93 481 57 79) Tuesday to Thursday, from 11 am to 1 pm.