CD Traffic Quintet Plays Alexandre Desplat recto CD Traffic Quintet Plays Alexandre Desplat verso

First album Best of Alexandre Desplat
"Traffic Quintet Plays Alexandre Desplat"
by Traffic Quintet and their Guests
Alexandre Desplat (flutes, glockenspiel, celesta) and Alain Planès (piano, celesta)
Art Direction: Dominique "Solrey" Lemonnier

To pay homage to our close and faithful musical companionship, Dominique "Solrey" Lemonnier dedicated the Traffic Quintet’s new album to my film compositions. She also devoted the scenario of her new show to my native city, Paris: a stroll on the banks, walking from one bridge to another, experiencing the dark moments of history or the carefree scenes of lovers lying by the Seine under the summertime sun. This is how she meticulously designed and put this music program together, trying to capture the changing light, the mysteries and the flow of this French river in my music, from "Tree of life" to "Un Prophète".
Solrey persuaded me to return to my first instrument, the flute and to join the Traffic Quintet with her friend, Alain Planès at the piano for a show and an album.

Suffragette
UK release October, 12 2015 - USA release October, 23 2015

"LSO on Film: The Magic and Majesty of Alexandre Desplat"
Thu 11 Dec 2014 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London

London Symphony Orchestra

LSO 2012 © Igor Emmerich

From The King’s Speech to the final adventures of Harry Potter, the LSO celebrates the wonderfully immersive music of one of Hollywood’s most sought-after film composers with a selection of his favourite scores, introduced and conducted by Alexandre Desplat himself.

The LSO and Desplat have collaborated closely in recent years, recording scores for films such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts I & II, Zero Dark Thirty, Philomena, Rise of the Guardians, The Queen, The Ides of March and The Monuments Men.

World premiere of Sinfonia Concertante for Flute and Orchestra
inspired by Pelléas et Mélisande of Mæterlinck
commissioned by the "Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire"
directed by John Axelrod, flute Jean Ferrandis
June, 9 and June, 13 2013 in Angers, June, 11 and June,12 in Nantes (France)

June, 1st 2013, at Salle Pleyel, Paris (France)
the "Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France", directed by Jean Deroyer
plays Alexandre Desplat's film music
Prix Sacem - France Musique des musiques de film

Cycle Alexandre Desplat in Guimarães (Portugal) 25-27 May 2012
at Centro Cultural Vila Flor
concert with Traffic Quintet May, 26th, masterclass May, 27th

Concert November 30th 2011 in Sao Paulo (Brasil)
with Orchestra Jazz Sinfônica

Masterclass October 20th 2011 at 55e BFI, London Film Festival

Alexandre Desplat receives the Harry Warren Award
at "Sonora, Una Musica per il Cinema" festival (Italy)
for THE KING's SPEECH

Alexandre Desplat will be at Venice International Film Festival (Italy)
August, 31th and September, 1st 2011, for the presentation of
THE IDES OF MARCH by George Clooney
and CARNAGE by Roman Polanski

Alexandre Desplat selected at
6th "Prix France Musique-Sacem de la musique de film"
for THE GHOST WRITER

"Best Original Music" for THE KING's SPEECH
2011 BAFTA Award, Orange British Academy Film Awards

Paul Mc Cartney - Alexandre Desplat

Paul McCartney poses with Alexandre Desplat after Desplat won the award for Best Original Music for The King's Speech at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London February 13, 2011
Luke McGregor/Reuters

The King's Speech at BAFTA ceremony
The King's Speech team at BAFTA ceremony

CD Divine Féminin recto CD Divine Féminin verso

New CD with Traffic Quintet "DIVINE FÉMININ"
Art Direction: Dominique "Solrey" Lemonnier
orchestrations: Alexandre Desplat

" My collaboration with the string ensemble The Traffic Quintet is an infinite source for transcriptions of works by film music composers who influenced my aesthetic choices.
Transcription is a creative act that allows you to dive into the very heart of a score when you revisit it, and sometimes it even allows you to elaborate on it.
After a programme based on the Nouvelle Vague, Dominique Lemonnier and I imagined a free path for the Quintet to take with pieces of music that have revealed and sublimated the eternal female... "

Alexandre Desplat, Gand, 23-10-2010

The World Soundtrack Academy announced tonight (October 23rd, 2010) the winners of the World Soundtrack Awards 2010, the closing event of the 37th Ghent International Film Festival.

Alexandre Desplat was chosen as Film Composer of the Year 2010 and took home the award for Best Original Film Score of the Year (FANTASTIC Mr. FOX) for the second year in a row.

 

 

Alexandre Desplat at Geneva International Film Festival
– CINEMA TOUS ECRANS –
for a concert with Traffic Quintet November 3rd, 2010
and a meeting and Masterclass November 4th

Coming in November 2009

CD The Twilight Saga - New Moon

Releases in September 2009

CD Julie & Julia CD Un prophète CD The army of crime

Spring 2009: 3 new CDs

CD Coco Avant Chanel CD Chéri CD Et Après

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

Nomination at the 81st Academy Awards,
Best Original Score for THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

"Best Original Film Score Of The Year"
at the 2009 World Soundtrack Academy Awards

Nomination at 52nd Grammy Awards
"Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture"

"Film Score of the Year" and "Best Original Score for a Drama Film" at 2008 International Film Music Critics Association Awards (IFMCA)

Nomination "Best Score" at the 2008 Golden Globes

2009 BMI Film Award

"Best Original Score"
at the 2008 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

"Best Original Score"
at the 7th Annual Central Ohio Film Critics Association Awards

"Best New Film Score"
at the 21st Annual Sammy Awards

New releases
CD Golden Compass
CD Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Cd L'Ennemi Intime
Desplat Audiard
Cd Desplat-Audiard
Quand J'étais Chanteur
Cd Quand J'Etais Chanteur

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