Mark Snow, John Ottman and Jan A.P. Kaczmarek Concert

Dan Spain (2009)

We were taken from the TEA to the Music Auditorium for the first big orchestral concert of the festival.   After getting a few drinks in the lobby, we got our seats (front row), and the program began with Mark Snow conducting his own music from Millennium, The X-Files, and Crazy in Alabama. It was great hearing some pieces with full orchestra (and choir), like the “Main Theme” from Millennium, and “Surgery” and “Crossroads” from The X-Files. Next up was music …

Final Panel at the TEA

Dan Spain (2009)

After getting all cleaned up, we took a taxi to the TEA for the final panel, which was supposed to be “Agents and Composers”.  However, Vas Vangelos had to leave town, Clint Mansell had already gone, Joel McNeely was ill and wasn’t attending the Fimucite conference at all, and Jan A.P. Kaczmarek was down in his hotel room writing music for his current film project.  So, David Arnold – who wasn’t even part of the conference – was convinced to …

On the Radio!

Dan Spain (2009)

Well, I didn’t know what to expect, and I can’t say I was ready for any of it. All Melinda and I knew was that we were going to be “interviewed on the radio”. Ok, that’s vague enough. So we were picked up at the hotel at 5pm, and driven to the local offices of the Radio Nacional de Espana. After getting slightly lost, we found ourselves at the station, and it turns out that we were just part of …

Santa Cruz de Tenerif

Dan Spain (2009)

Once I cleaned up and relaxed for a few minutes in the hotel room, I met up with Melinda Newman, another journalist out here from Los Angeles who will be writing about the festival for Variety.  We decided to grab a bite for lunch at a cafe in a nearby park – it was quite a nice day out, a little warm but not humid at all. Lunch was pizza, and it came on a platter with a tool that …