MOSMA 2018 – Festival Program (Activities)

Nearly 2 months ago we published a detailed program of concerts for the Movie Score Malaga (MOSMA) festival, which will celebrate its 3rd edition from Tuesday, July 3rd till Saturday, July 7th, 2018. Today we complete the news with the rest of the activities included in the program, which has just been officially presented today in a press conference in Malaga: master classes, conferences, meetings, and a new concert.


  • In the first place, the confirmed guest list is the following: John Powell, Christophe Beck, Taro Iwashiro, Jeff Russo, Jeff Beal, Victor Reyes and Marco Frisina.


  • In the second place, indicate that some modifications have been made to the previously published concerts (such as the change of venue of the MOSMA Screen TV concert on Thursday 5th, or the inclusion of a new concert on Friday 6th with Oblique & Carlos Bayona).


Detailed and updated concert program (19/6/2018):


  • And in third and last place, during today’s press conference, detailed information has been given of the MOSMA MASTER, MOSMA INDUSTRY, MOSMA MEETINGS and MOSMA CAFE sections, which we will talk about below in this article.


Note that SoundTrackFest will participate in the conference “Another look: The diffusion of music for the audiovisual from the perspective of the aficionado” of the section MOSMA INDUSTRY on Thursday 5/7/2018 at 5pm, which will bring together Gorka Oteiza (SoundTrackFest), Sergio Hardasmal (ACCION Cine-Video Magazine) and Pedro Cruz (BSOSpirit – The Attic


Official press release:



Aimed at composers, musicians, and film directors, MOSMA MASTER is a training space for all those professionals who want to enrich themselves with the extensive knowledge of the participants. A unique opportunity to receive classes and advice from maestros of great international prestige.


The activities will be held at the Superior Conservatory of Music of Malaga and access will be free until full capacity is reached.

  • Monday 2/7/2018 – 10:00 – 12:00 h – MOSMA MASTER: ARTURO DIEZ BOSCOVICH –“Orchestra conducting in film music (Practical classes for composers who want to conduct their own music)”
  • Monday 2/7/2018 – 12:10 – 14:10 h – MOSMA MASTER: “The manual of JOHN POWELL”
  • Monday 2/7/2018 – 17:00 – 19:00 h – MOSMA MASTER: “The manual of JEFF BEAL”
  • Tuesday 3/7/2018 – 10:00 – 12:00 h – MOSMA MASTER: JEFF RUSSO – “Being a21st-centuryy composer. Composing for movies, TV and video games.”
  • Tuesday 3/7/2018 – 12:10 – 14:10 h – MOSMA MASTER: ENEKO VADILLO – “Case Studies: Powell’s ultimatum: the operatic and the and audiovisual dramatic language”
  • Tuesday 3/7/2018 – 17:00 – 19:00 h – MOSMA MASTER: “The manual of CHRISTOPHE BECK”



MOSMA INDUSTRY is aimed for composers, musicians, film directors, press, and specialized professionals. After the creation of music in a solitary room, the composer for the audiovisual medium must apply his work to a movie, a TV series, an advertising spot or a video game. In this phase, we find publicists, orchestra contractors, recording studios, agents and people responsible for music’s copyright. MOSMA INDUSTRY focuses on offering valuable information about this last and important step for the composer.


The activities will take place in the Rossini Hall of the Cervantes Theater and access will be free until full capacity is reached.


Wednesday 4/7/2018 – 12:00 – 13:00 h – MOSMA INDUSTRY: Dan Goldwasser – “Perspectives of Film Music. A furtive look at the Recording Sessions”.

Dan Goldwasser is a renowned designer and photographer, producer of very diverse record projects, especially for the company La La Land Records. He is also the official photographer of composers such as Michael Giacchino, Christophe Beck or John Powell, among other great celebrities of film music. More than a decade capturing the ins and outs of very diverse recording sessions in Hollywood, contemplating projects that were finally a success or others that ended up in the drawer of “rejected” projects.


Wednesday 4/7/2018 – 13:10 – 14:10 h – MOSMA INDUSTRY: RAY COSTA (Ray Costa Communications), MICHAEL TODD (ASCAP) and JANA DAVIDOFF (IMPACT24 PR) – “Developing and spreading a career in Hollywood”.

We will have Ray Costa the publicist whose client Alexandre Desplat, has won the last Oscar of Hollywood in the category of Best Soundtrack, Michael Todd Senior Director of the Cinema and TV division of ASCAP, one of the most important copyright agencies in the world, and Jana Davidoff, president of one of the most active advertising agencies of Hollywood composers, production designers and film directors, IMPACT24.


Thursday 5/7/2018 – 17:00 – 18:00 h – MOSMA INDUSTRY: GORKA OTEIZA (SoundTrackFest), SERGIO HARDASMAL (ACCION Cine-Video Magazine) and PEDRO CRUZ (BSOSpirit – LA BUHARDILLA) – “Another look: The diffusion of music for the audiovisual from the perspective of the aficionado”.

In the XXIst century, the way to spread the musical creations for the audiovisual media has experienced a total revolution. From web pages present in almost all specialized events held around the globe, to YouTube channels that seek to reach a wider audience and popularize this hobby, living side-to-side with traditional communication channels such as magazines or bibliographical editions.


Friday 6/7/2018 – 17:30 – 18:30 h – MOSMA INDUSTRY: RODRIGO CORTES – “Music applied to images from the prism of the film director”.

Rodrigo Cortes, one of the Spanish film directors with actual biggest international projection, who’s about to release his next film ‘Blackwood’ starring Uma Thurman, will devote his time focusing on one of the best kept secrets of a great film director: how to make all your movies sound good.



Hosted by television presenter Isabel Vázquez and aimed at all audiences, MOSMA MEETINGS will offer an interesting, entertaining and relaxed tour through the life, career, and personality of the magnificent guests of the festival. After the talks with each of the guests, there will be a signing session.


The activities will take place in the Rossini Hall of the Cervantes Theater and access will be free until full capacity is reached.

  • Thursday 5/7/2018 – 10:00 – 11:00 h – MOSMA MEETINGS: JEFF RUSSO
  • Thursday 5/7/2018 – 11:05 – 12:00 h – SIGNING SESSION WITH JEFF RUSSO
  • Thursday 5/7/2018 – 12:00 – 13:00 h – MOSMA MEETINGS: CHRISTOPHE BECK
  • Thursday 5/7/2018 – 13:05 – 14:00 hSIGNING SESSION WITH CHRISTOPHE BECK
  • Friday 6/7/2018 – 10:00 – 11:00 h – MOSMA MEETINGS: TARO IWASHIRO
  • Friday 6/7/2018 – 11:05 – 12:00 h – SIGNING SESSION WITH TARO IWASHIRO
  • Friday 6/7/2018 – 12:00 – 13:00 h – MOSMA MEETINGS: JEFF BEAL
  • Friday 6/7/2018 – 13:05 – 14:00 h – SIGNING SESSION WITH JEFF BEAL
  • Saturday 7/7/2018 – 10:00 – 11:00 h – MOSMA MEETINGS: JOHN POWELL
  • Saturday 7/7/2018 – 11:05 – 12:00 h – SIGNING SESSION WITH JOHN POWELL
  • Saturday 7/7/2018 – 12:00 – 13:00 h – MOSMA MEETINGS: VICTOR REYES AND RODRIGO CORTES
  • Saturday 7/7/2018 – 13:05 – 14:00 h – SIGNING SESSION WITH VICTOR REYES AND RODRIGO CORTES



As in previous editions, MOSMA CAFE aims to offer a relaxed space to talk with friends of film music. These free access talks, will take place in the Library Zone of the AC Hotel Málaga Palacio.





Saturday 7/7/2018 – 18:05 – 19:00 h – MOSMA CAFE: PRESENTATION OF BOOKS



As we can see, we have an intense edition full of concerts and activities with MOSMA 2018 for the first week of July!


MOSMA is organized by Malaga Festival and Malaga City Council, presented by Unicaja Banco, sponsored by Cruzcampo, and has the collaboration of La Canasta, Cervantes Theater, Echegaray Theater, International Film Music Festival, Quartet Records, Cabildo de Córdoba, Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Malaga, and the University of Malaga.

MOSMA 2018 - Press conference - Final program presentation