The initiative Suntracks, a project launched by Alhambra Monkey Week, was presented today at a press conference held at the Fine Arts Museum in Seville. The renowned alternative festival has teamed up with the Seville European Film Festival, the Ministry of Culture and Sport, Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), the Andalusian Agency of Cultural Institutions of the Andalusian Regional Government, Extenda - Andalusian Public Company for Foreign Promotion, the Instituto de la Cultura y las Artes de Sevilla of Seville City Council, Fundación SGAE and AIE - Society of Performing Artists of Spain to give birth to this idea, a pioneering project in Spain, which will take place from the 26th to the 28th of April in different historic venues in Seville.
During the three days of the event, the city of Seville will become the world capital of synchronisation. Suntracks, a unique initiative in our country promoted by Alhambra Monkey Week and presented today at a press conference held at the Fine Arts Museum of Seville, opens a new and stimulating business avenue for Spanish music and ﬁlm, bringing together a dozen music supervisors from the international industry in Seville from the 26th to the 28th of April with the sole objective of discovering everything that Spanish music and ﬁlm have to offer.
International ﬁgures, unique venues
The music supervisors will attend 9 themed auditions in Seville, which will take place in historic and exclusive venues throughout the city. These auditions will be curated and presented by more than a dozen representatives of the music industry in our country, offering guests a global picture of the history, legacy and current state of our popular music. In addition, these meetings will be open on a strictly limited basis to guests from the Spanish ﬁlm and music industries, facilitating the networking of all interested parties.
The international music supervisors participating in this ﬁrst edition of Suntracks are the Americans Mike Turner, Michael Hill and Alex Menck; the British Connie Farr and Amelia Hartley; the German Pia Hoffman; the French Thibault Deboaisne, the Danish Mikkel Maltha and the Mexican
Herminio Gutiérrez. The productions they have worked on include indie hits such as "Lady Bird", "Under The Silver Lake" and "Amores perros"; hits on television such as "Peaky Blinders" and "Black Mirror"; key European ﬁlms such as "Druk", "Soul Kitchen" and "Les garçons sauvages", in addition to countless projects, not only for ﬁlm, but also for advertising and other audiovisual ﬁelds.
A total of 9 sessions will be held, 3 per day, with a wide range of leitmotifs such as ﬂamenco, traditional music, cult bands, the connection with Latin America, the scores of the 60s and 70s, scenes such as the Movida and the Xixon Sound, electronic music as well as urban music, among others. A snapshot of the past, present and future of the Spanish cultural and musical scene.
In charge of designing these auditions are prominent names in Spain such as Carlos Galán and Iñigo Munster, at the helm of legendary labels such as Subterfuge Records and Munster Records; Irene Prada, director of Pizza Pop; José Manuel Sebastián and Fernando Iñiguez, totems of Radio 3, two of the most veteran voices on our airwaves; Alejandra Fierro and Andy Antón, founder and programmer respectively of Radio Gladys Palmera; artists such as Los Voluble and producer Paco Loco; along with cultural agitators such as Quique Ramos, founder and programmer respectively of Radio Gladys Palmera; artists like Los Voluble and producer Paco Loco; and cultural agitators such as Quique Ramos, from Primavera Labels, and César Guisado, Jesús Guisado, the aforementioned Tali Carreto and Miguel Astorga, creators of Alhambra Monkey Week.
The concerts will take place in very special venues, such as the Royal Artillery Factory, the Andalusian Centre of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Popular Arts and Customs, the Triana Ceramics Centre, Casa Fabiola and Casa Murillo, the headquarters of the Andalusian Institute of Flamenco. In addition to these sessions, which will also have a limited seating capacity each day for industry professionals interested in attending the event and getting in touch with the invited music supervisors, Suntracks will feature various meetings and networking sessions, plus a ﬁnal cocktail party in the Gardens of the Real Alcázar in Seville where production companies, platforms, publishers and other agents from the music and audiovisual sector in Spain will also be invited.
In addition to all of the above, Suntracks is also organising two concerts, both free of charge, which will include performances by L'exotighost, on the evening of Tuesday the 26th of April, and Tito Alcedo & Nono García on the evening of Wednesday the 27th. Both will be held at 22.00 hours at Sala Malandar in Seville.
Check the full Suntracks programme here.