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Saturday, June 12, 2010

NEWS FROM COSTA COMMUNICATIONS


From Costa Communications:-

OSCAR NOMINATED FILM COMPOSER WINS INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

BRUNO COULAIS’ SCORES - INCLUDING OCEANS - HONORED AND PERFORMED AT

TENERIFE INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC FESTIVAL

LOS ANGELES (June 11, 2010) – For the first time a film composer is honored for his music’s contribution to the environment. Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Project Foundation and the Tenerife International Film Music Festival (FIMUCITÉ) will present the Fimucité Green Award to Bruno Coulais (CORALINE, BABIES) on July 9 in honor of his work on environmentally conscious films such as OCEANS, WINGED MIGRATION and MICROCOSMOS. Additionally, the Tenerife Film Orchestra & Choir will perform a concert of Coulais’ scores during the Fimucité 4 festival in Spain’s Canary Islands.

“The award recognizes works advancing sustainability and preservation of our planet through the artistic fields of music and film,” said Joao de Lima, general director of The Climate Project Spain (TCPSpain).

“It is with honor and a heavy heart that I accept this award while the horrific oil spill tragedy (in the Gulf of Mexico) unfolds,” said Coulais. “My greatest wish is that our film, my music or even this tragedy inspires the world into action to protect our waters and its creatures. I am humbled by this acknowledgement for my contribution to the betterment of our environment.”

Coulais, one of the world’s busiest film composers, had his biggest U.S. hit with the stop-motion CORALINE, and scored two of this year’s five Oscar nominees for Animated Feature – CORALINE and THE SECRET OF KELLS. In addition to OCEANS this year, he created the music for the hit documentary BABIES which is on its way to becoming one of Top 20 grossing documentaries of all time. Other credits include the Academy Award-nominated LES CHORISTES, MICROCOSMOS and WINGED MIGRATION.

International film and music enthusiasts flock every summer to the famed festival which honors the best film composers from around the world. The July 9 program of Coulais’ music will feature his scores from OCEANS, MICROCOSMOS and HIMALAYA performed by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra & Choir conducted by Diego Navarro. That day Coulais will also lead a panel on “Music for Nature Documentaries.” Additional artists spotlighted for the festival include Carter Burwell (FARGO, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN) and Bear McCreary (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA). Fimucité 4 is July 5-10 in the Canary Islands town of Tenerife. For more information on the Festival Internacional de Música de Cine de Tenerife, visit www.fimucite.com.

"I am deeply honored to have my film music performed by the Tenerife Orchestra and Choir, under the direction of my Diego Navarro,” says Coulais. Rare are festivals which bring to light the film music and which give to the composer the chance to have concerts with a symphony Orchestra. I am thus delighted to discover the beautiful island of Tenerife in such an atmosphere."

The Climate Project Spain Foundation is a nonprofit subsidiary of The Climate Project, an international environmental organization founded by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore to raise awareness among citizens, businesses and governments around the world on the crisis global warming that threatens Earth. TCPSpain has more than 200 volunteers in Spain who have been personally trained by Mr. Gore to give an updated version of the presentation of “An Inconvenient Truth.” More information is available at http://www.theclimateprojectspain.org/.

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