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December 9, 2022 | 'Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio' Soundtrack Release Album

Original Soundtrack from Guillermo del Toro's

Pinoccchio

starring Gregory Mann, Ewan McGregor, Christoph Waltz, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro...

All music and original songs written by Alexandre Desplat, featuring lyrics by Roeban Katz & Guillermo del Toro

more info on the film on IMDB

CD Coupez
Label: Columbia Records
CD available here: Amazon.com
Digital album: Apple Music

Tracklist
  1. Better Tomorrows – Ewan McGregor (4:16)
  2. Carlo’s Theme (2:10)
  3. My Son – David Bradley (2:48)
  4. Going to Town (3:10)
  5. The Pine Cone (2:07)
  6. Sebastian J Cricket (3:38)
  7. Geppetto’s Creature (4:48)
  8. Everything Is New to Me – Gregory Mann & David Bradley (2:19)
  9. The Circus (2:23)
  10. Pinocchio (1:42)
  11. We Were a King Once – Christoph Waltz (2:34)
  12. Spazzatura (2:56)
  13. A Wooden Boy (2:21)
  14. Memory of Carlo (1:57)
  15. Friendship With Candlewick (1:25)
  16. Ciao Papa – Gregory Mann (2:48)
  17. Resurrection (1:41)
  18. Pinocchio Has Left (1:57)
  19. Small Lies (0:49)
  20. Fatherland March – Gregory Mann (1:36)
  21. In the Army (0:49)
  22. Pinocchio Soldier (2:17)
  23. Volpe’s Charm (1:37)
  24. To Catania (1:41)
  25. The Blue Fairy (2:31)
  26. The Late Lamented – Tim Blake Nelson (2:17)
  27. The Sphinx (1:39)
  28. Capice (1:59)
  29. Pinocchio’s Solitude (0:58)
  30. Il Duce (1:03)
  31. My Bubblegum – Gregory Mann (1:44)
  32. Paint Battle (2:37)
  33. The Dogfish (0:46)
  34. Shoot the Puppet (5:55)
  35. The Mine (2:15)
  36. Papa! (0:49)
  37. Big Lies (2:19)
  38. Saving Geppetto (1:14)
  39. Pinocchio’s Choice (1:37)
  40. Big Baby II Duce March – Gregory Mann (1:36)
  41. Farewell to Geppetto (0:23)

November 16, 2022 | Hollywood Music in Media Award (HMMA) Award

Two Hollywood Music in Media Awards:
'Best Score for an Animated Film', for Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
'Best Song for an Animated Film', for Ciao Papa from Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, Written by Alexandre Desplat, Lyrics by Roeban Katz and Guillermo del Toro.
Alexandre Desplat gets also two nominations: 'Best Score for an Independant Film', for The Outfit and 'Best Score for a Mobile Video Game', for Honor of Kings.

October 20, 2022 | Thessaloniki 57th Demetria Festival Concert

Thessaloniki welcomes world-renowned film music composer and conductor Alexandre Desplat, who will conduct the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra in his own works. The French composer, of Greek origin on his mother's side, has written music for more than 40 films and has won numerous awards, including two Oscars, two Grammys, a Golden Globe and many more, with his music dressed famous movies, such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Shape of Water, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Argo, Godzilla , Twilight Saga: New Moon etc. A special evening in our city for music and also cinema lovers.

Venue: Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Leoforos Nikis 73, 546 22, Near White Tower, Thessaloniki, Greece

Thursday October 20, 2022 at 21:00

July 15, 2022 | 'Final Cut' ('Coupez !') Soundtrack Release Album

CD Coupez
Label : Rambling Records (Japan)
CD available here : Arksquare
Digital album :
Qobuz | Deezer | Apple Music
Original Soundtrack from Michel Hazanavicius's movie

Finale Cut Coupez !

starring Romain Duris, Bérénice Bejo, Grégory Gadebois, Finnegan Oldfield...
more info on the film on IMDB

Tracklist

  1. Mort de Natsumi
  2. Lieu chargé
  3. Attaque Hosoda
  4. Love theme
  5. Chase
  6. Ascenseur
  7. Thème de Romy
  8. Quartier général
  9. 70s theme
  10. Rémi appelle en régie
  11. Fatih 1
  12. Course Higurashi
  13. Fatih 2
  14. Reportage télé

July 3, 2022 | La Baule Film and Film Music Festival Concert

Alexandre Desplat will be the guest of honor at the 8th edition of the La Baule Film and Film Music Festival and will participate in the closing tribute concert dedicated to him. He will perform on the stage of the Palais des Congrès Atlantia alongside the musicians of the Traffic Quintet led by conductor and violinist Solrey.

Venue: Palais des Congrès et des Festivals Atlantia de La Baule, 119 Avenue du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny 44503 La Baule France

Sunday July 3, 2022 at 16:30 ˃ Infos and booking: https://billetterie.atlantia-labaule.com or by phone: +33(0)2 40 11 51 51

May 7, 2022 | Basel Film Music festival Masterclass

As part of the launch of the newly founded Basel Film Music Festival, the two-time Oscar-winning composer Alexandre Desplat will be available for a relaxed, personal talk in which festival-founder Alex Strohm will discuss various stations of Desplat’s journey. Strohm will be joined by Swiss filmmusic composer Michael Künstle.

Saturday May 7, 2022 at 10:00 ˃ Booking | Live streaming HERE

April 8, 2022 | 'The Outfit' Soundtrack Release Album

CD The Outfit
Label : Back Lot Music

Music composed and directed by Alexandre Desplat
Recorded by Alexandre Tanguy at Studio Saint Germain
Orchestrations by Alexandre Desplat, Jean-Pascal Beintus and Sylvain Morizet

Soloists :
Flute, Piano – Alexandre Desplat
Bass – Darryl Hall, Riccardo Del Fra
Cello – Cyrille Lacrouts
Violin – David Braccini

Executive Producer for Galilea Music : Xavier Forcioli
Executive Producer for Backlot Music : Michael Knobloch

Original Sountrack from Graham Moore's movie

The Outfit

starring Mark Rylance, Zoey Deutch, Johnny Flynn, Johnathan McClain...
more info on the film on IMDB

Tracklist

  1. The Outfit
  2. Snow Globe
  3. Cutting
  4. English
  5. Wounded
  6. I Am The Rat
  7. A Long Night
  8. Handkerchiefs
  9. I’ll Break Your Arm
  10. The Coat
  11. The Next Morning
  12. I Had A Daughter
  13. The Explanation
  14. Tattoos
  15. The Lafontaines
  16. The Tape
  17. Sharp Shears
CD available here : musicbox-records
Digital Album : Qobuz | Apple Music

Video : The Outfit | Official trailer | Focus Features

February 3, 2022 | OFTA Award Award

Alexandre Desplat in contention for an Online Film and Television Association Award, 'Best Original Score for a Comedy Film', for The French Dispatch.

February 3, 2022 | IFMCA Award Award

Alexandre Desplat in contention for an International Film Music Critics Association Award, 'Best Original Score for a Comedy Film', for The French Dispatch.

February 3, 2022 | British Academy Film Award Award

Alexandre Desplat in contention for a BAFTA, 'Best Originale Score', for Wes Anderson's movie The French Dispatch.

December 15, 2021 | Florida Film Critics Award

Alexandre Desplat in contention for Florida Film Critics Award, 'Best Score', for The French Dispatch.

December 14, 2021 | Phoenix Critics Circle Award

Alexandre Desplat in contention for Phoenix Critics Circle Award, 'Best Original Score', for The French Dispatch.

December 13, 2021 | Golden Globe Award

Alexandre Desplat in contention for Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globe Award, 'Best Score for a Motion Picture' for Wes Anderson's movie The French Dispatch.

December 13, 2021 | Chicago Film Critics Circle Award Award

Alexandre Desplat in contention for Chicago Film Critics Circle Award, 'Best Original Score', for The French Dispatch.

December 11, 2021 | LVFCS Award Award

Nomination, Las Vegas Film Critics Society award, 'Best Original Score' for The French Dispatch.

December 4, 2021 | WAFCA Award Award

Alexandre Desplat nominated, Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award's 'Best Original Score' for The French Dispatch.

December 1, 2021 | Satellite Award Award

Alexandre Desplat in contention for the International Press Academy’s Satellite Award, 'Best Original Score' for The French Dispatch.

November 21, 2018 | GoldDerby Interview

‘The French Dispatch’ composer Alexandre Desplat on his longtime collaboration with Wes Anderson | by Christopher Rosen
He has written a musical score for every Anderson film since Fantastic Mr. Fox and won an Oscar for The Grand Budapest Hotel. Gold Derby's Christopher Rosen hosts this special webchat as part of the 'Meet the Experts' composers panel for Oscar and awards contenders.

Video: Composer Alexandre Desplat on his longtime collaboration with Wes Anderson | GOLD DERBY

May 26-27, 2021 | Bergen International Festival (Norway) Performance

The American Moth is a hybrid, multi-medial performance combining dance, theatre in multiple languages and cinematic live video.
Alan Lucien Øyen: direction, choreography, script; Alexandre Desplat: music; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Solrey: musical director, conductor.

Venue: Griegsalen, Grieghallen, Edvard Griegs Plass 1, 5015 Bergen (Norway)
· Wednesday May 26, 2021 at 18:45 ˃ Buy tickets to the venue HERE | Buy digital tickets HERE
· Thursday May 27, 2021 at 19:00 ˃ Buy tickets to the venue HERE

The American Moth
Photo © Annika Ostwald

February 15, 2021 | Satellite Award Award

Alexandre Desplat winner of the 25th International Press Academy’s Satellite Award, 'Best Original Score' for The Midnight Sky.

February 3, 2021 | Golden Globe Award

Alexandre Desplat nominated, 'Best Original Score – Motion Picture' for George Clooney's movie The Midnight Sky.

February 1, 2021 | Satellite Award Award

Nomination, 'Best Original Score' for The Midnight Sky.

January 15, 2021 | Hollywood Music in Media Award Award

Alexandre Desplat nominated, 'Best Original Score – Feature Film' for George Clooney's movie The Midnight Sky.

January 6, 2021 | CinEuphoria Award Award

Nomination, 'Best Original Music - International Competition' for An Officer and a Spy and Little Women.

December 23, 2020 | Release of 'The Midnight Sky' Soundtrack Album

CD The Midnight Sky
Label: ABKCO Records

Music composed by Alexandre Desplat
Conducted by Gavin Greenaway
Performed by The London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestrations by Alexandre Desplat, Jean-Pascal Beintus and Sylvain Morizet
Recorded and mixed by Peter Cobbin and Kirsty Whalley
Edited by Michael Alexander and Peter Clarke
Album produced by Alexandre Desplat and Solrey

Purchase the album (digital media): Qobuz | Deezer | Apple Music
Original Soundtrack from George Clooney's movie

The Midnight Sky

starring Felicity Jones, George Clooney, David Oyelowo, Caoilinn Springall, Kyle Chandler...
more info on the film on IMDB

Tracklist

  1. The Midnight Sky
  2. Aether Spaceship
  3. Mission
  4. Sullivan’s Nightmare
  5. Iris in the Stars
  6. Augustine’s Redemption
  7. Evacuation
  8. Wolves Attack
  9. Families & Friends
  10. In the Milky Way
  11. A Child
  12. Peas Battle
  13. First Alert
  14. Dead Birds
  15. Crashed Plane
  16. The Ice Breaks
  17. Visual on Earth
  18. Survivors
  19. Is There Hope?
  20. Changing Route
  21. Asteroids Rain
  22. Blood Drops
  23. Mourning
  24. There Is Nowhere
  25. A Ride Home
  26. A New Life Ahead

Video: The Midnight Sky - Official Trailer

November 24, 2020 | Grammy Award Award

Nomination 'Best Instrumental Composition', for Plumfiled, from Greta Gerwig's movie Little Women.

October 24, 2020 | World Soundtrack Awards Event

WSA Talks: Masterclass with Alexandre Desplat
Exclusively for the World Soundtrack Awards, composer Alexandre Desplat sat down with Matt Mueller of Screen International to talk about his many creative collaborations. "Like an actor, I have different characters to play, but I try to stay myself", explained the Oscar-winning film composer. Get to know the ins & outs of Desplat's process and learn from the very best.

Video: WSA Masterclass: Alexandre Desplat. Listen to the conversation with five-time winner of the Film Composer of the Year Award, Alexandre Desplat. Matt Mueller of Screen International asks about the ins & outs of Maestro Desplat's process and about the renowned composer's many creative collaborations.

October 24, 2020 | World Soundtrack Awards Event

Alexandre Desplat Guest of Honour at the World Soundtrack Awards 2020, during Film Fest Gent (Belgium).

Video: Film Fest Gent 2020's trailer, with music by Alexandre Desplat from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, performed by Traffic Quintet with guests Alain Planès and Alexandre Desplat

September 11, 2020 | World Soundtrack Award Award

Alexandre Desplat nominated 'Film Composer of the Year', for Little Women, An Officer and a Spy (J'accuse), and Adults in the Room.

28 août 2020 | Release of the album 'Airlines' Album

Album Airlines
Label: Warner Classics, CD and digital
Preview: iTunes
Apple Music Classical: The A-List

Airlines

Music by Alexandre Desplat
Orchestre National de France conducted by Alexandre Desplat
Emmanuel Pahud (flute)
Album produced by Solrey

  1. Airlines
  2. The Shape of Water: I. The Shape of Water
  3. The Shape of Water: II. Watching Ruth
  4. The Shape of Water: III. Elisa's Theme
  5. Pelléas et Mélisande: I. Comme un oiseau pourchassé
  6. Pelléas et Mélisande: II. Ils regardent la lumière
  7. Pelléas et Mélisande: III. Rosée de plomb, inexorables ténèbres
  8. Lust, Caution
  9. Girl with a Pearl Earring
  10. Birth
  11. Airlines
  12. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Video: The Shape of Water, excerpt from Airlines

May 21, 2020 | IndieWire Interview

Alexandre Desplat on Wes Anderson’s Amazing ‘French Dispatch’ and del Toro’s Musical ‘Pinocchio’ | by David Ehrlich

May 12, 2020 | Unifrance Interview

"Keeping in Touch": Alexandre Desplat talks with Rodrigo Fonseca (Brazil) | by Rodrigo Fonseca

February 6, 2020 | International Film Music Critics Association Award

Alexandre Desplat nominated at 3 IFMCA awards: 'Composer of the Year', 'Film Score of the Year' and 'Best Original Score for a Drama Film', for Little Women.

February 3, 2020 | Rolling Stone Interview

Greta Gerwig and Her ‘Little Women’ Composer Choose Their Favorite Musical Moments | by Brenna Ehrlich

January 29, 2020 | César Award

César (French Academy Award), nomination 'Meilleure Musique Originale', for Roman Polanski's An Officer and a Spy (J'accuse).

January 25, 2020 | Yokohama (Japan) Concert

Silence! By Nobel Prize writer Yasunari Kawabata & Academy Award composer Desplat
A chamber operina for 1 mezzo-soprano, 1 bass-baritone, 1 comedian and 10 musicians

Alexandre Desplat - composer, librettist, conductor
Solrey - librettist, co-music director, stage director, video

Romain Bockler - Bass-baritone
Judith Fa - Soprano
Laurent Stocker - Narrator
And Ensemble United Instruments of Lucilin: Fabian Perdicizzi, Danielle Hennicot, Ingrid Schoenlaub, Sophie Deshayes, Gionata Sgambaro, Pierre Golse, Marcel Lallemang, Max Mausen, Chritelle Pochet and Guy Frisch.

Charles Chemin - Assistant to stage director
Reihhard Biichsel - Technical director

At Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall, Yokohama (Japan) - Saturday January 25, 2020 at 14:00
The 65th Anniversary Concert Hall Opera Project
Borderless chamber opera / 120th anniversary of Yasunari Kawabata's birth
˃ BOOK HERE

January 19, 2020 | OFTA Award

Online Film & Television Association Award, nomination 'Best Original Score', for Greta Gerwig's Little Women.

January 18, 2020 | Kyoto (Japan) Concert

Japan premiere of “En Silence”, a new interdisciplinary opera by Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning composer Alexandre Desplat, marking 120 years since the birth of Nobel laureate Yasunari Kawabata.

Inspired by the short story “Silence” by Yasunari Kawabata, this is a new chamber opera by Alexandre Desplat, the composer well known for his film soundtracks and whose extensive list of accolades include Grammy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Academy Awards. “En Silence” premiered in Luxembourg in February 2019, 120 years after the birth of Kawabata, and comes to Japan in January 2020 after performances also in Paris. In addition to the Luxembourg-based contemporary music ensemble United Instruments of Lucilin, the opera brings together a strikingly wide range of collaborators, including the creative director of the brand Valentino for the costumes. The result is a truly new kind of opera experience that defies conventional categories.
In French with Japanese surtitles

Saturday January 18, 2020 at 14:00
At the ROHM Theatre Kyoto - 13 Okazakisaishoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City 606-8342 Japan

January 17, 2020 | IndieWire Interview

‘Little Women’: How Composer Alexandre Desplat Channeled Mozart and Bowie for Saoirse Ronan’s Jo | by Bill Desowitz

January 13, 2020 | Academy Award Award

Oscar nomination 'Best Original Score', Alexandre Desplat for Greta Gerwig's Little Women.

January 7, 2020 | BAFTA Award

British Academy Film Award, nomination 'Best Score', for Greta Gerwig's Little Women.

December 29, 2019 | Chicago Indie Critics Award Award

Nomination 'Best Musical Score', Alexandre Desplat for Greta Gerwig's Little Women.

December 23, 2019 | Deadline Interview

Little Women Composer Alexandre Desplat Brings Mix Of Mozart & David Bowie To Coming-Of-Age Drama | by Matt Grobar

December 17, 2019 | Billboard Interview

How David Bowie Influenced Alexandre Desplat's Little Women Score | by Melinda Newman

December 16, 2019 | Film Music Magazine Interview

Interview with Alexandre Desplat and Greta Gerwig | by Daniel Schweiger

December 13, 2019 | Variety Interview

Alexandre Desplat Combines Mozart and Bowie for Greta Gerwig’s Little Women Score | by Tim Gray

December 13, 2019 | Release of 'Little Women' Soundtrack Album

Original Soundtrack from Greta Gerwig's movie

Little Women

starring Meryl Streep, Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, James Norton, Laura Dern, Emma Watson, Louis Garrel, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Cooper, Abby Quinn...

more info on the film on IMDB

Tracklist

  1. Little Women
  2. Plumfield
  3. The Beach
  4. Christmas Morning
  5. Dance On The Porch
  6. Ice Skating
  7. The Book
  8. Father Comes Home
  9. Christmas Breakfast
  10. Amy
  11. Friedrich Dances With Jo
  12. Telegram
  13. Theatre In The Attic
  14. Laurie Kisses Amy
  15. Friedrich
  16. Laurie And Jo On The Hill
  17. Young Love
  18. Meg's Dress
  19. Carriage Ride
  20. Laurie
  21. The Letter
  22. Snow In The Garden
  23. Jo Writes
  24. Amy, Fred, Meg & John
  25. Dr March's Daughters
  26. It's Romance

December 12, 2019 | Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC) Award

Nomination, 'Best Original Score', Alexandre Desplat for Greta Gerwig's Little Women.

December 9, 2019 | Golden Globe Award

Golden Globe nomination, 'Best Original Score - Motion Picture', Alexandre Desplat for Greta Gerwig's Little Women.

December 8, 2019 | WAFCA Award Award

The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award, nomination 'Best Score', Alexandre Desplat for Greta Gerwig's Little Women.

December 8, 2019 | Critics Choice Award Award

Nomination 'Best Score', Alexandre Desplat for Greta Gerwig's Little Women.

November 21, 2019 | SHOOT online Interview

Two-Time Oscar Winning Composer Alexandre Desplat Reflects On Little Women | by Robert Goldrich

November 20, 2019 | Variety Interview

Alexandre Desplat on Pushing Boundaries With Little Women Score | by Tim Gray

November 8, 2019 | Release of 'J'accuse' soundtrack Album

Cd J'accuse
Label: Warner Classics
Purchase the CD on MusicBox Records Digital Media on Presto Classical | Qobuz | Apple Music
Original music from Roman Polanski's movie

J'accuse

starring Jean Dujardin, Louis Garrel, Emmanuelle Seigner...
more info about the film on IMDB

Tracklist

  1. J’accuse
  2. Contre-Enquete
  3. Alfred Dreyfus
  4. Le Petit Bleu
  5. Dossier Secret
  6. L’attentat
  7. Quatuor avec piano No 2 Op 45 (Gabriel Fauré)
    I Allegro Molto Moderato
  8. Machination
  9. L’ile Du Diable
  10. Quatuor avec piano No 2 Op 45 (Gabriel Fauré)
    IV Finale Allegro Molto
  11. Rehabilitation
  12. Surveillance

November 1, 2019 | Release of 'Adults in the Room' soundtrack Album

Cd Adults in the Room
Label: Warner Classics
Digital media on Presto Classical | Qobuz | Apple Music
Original music of the movie by Costa-Gavras

Adults in the Room
(Ενήλικοι στην Αίθουσα)

starring Christos Loulis, Alexandros Bourdoumis, Ulrich Tukur...
more info about the film on IMDB

Tracklist

  1. The MOU
  2. Francfort
  3. Yani's Dance
  4. Ballet Tsipras
  5. Greek President
  6. Airports
  7. Bruxelles
  8. Wolfgang
  9. Bargain
  10. FMI
  11. German-Greek Party
  12. Caricatures
  13. Referendum
  14. Europe

September 21, 2019 | Le Méliès (Montreuil - France) Conference

Music and cinema
"It's a very strange profession, film music" says Alexandre Desplat, "we are at the service of a common project, but there are all these constraints, of time, of exchanges, of communication with the director. You have to look until the music really becomes the image. It's not just the music anymore, it's in the movie." The most famous French composer of film music, author of more than a hundred soundtracks, awarded numerous prizes - including two Oscars (for The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Shape of Water) - will tell us about his course and his work.
The meeting with Alexandre Desplat will follow the screening at 14h of Wes Anderson's film Moonrise Kingdom, whose music he composed. Facebook
Saturday september 21, 2019 at 16:00, at the cinema Le Méliès, 12 place Jean Jaurès 93100 Montreuil (France).
˃ Reservations here

May 31, 2019 | Release of 'The Secret Life of Pets 2' soundtrack Album

Cd The Secret Life of Pets
Label: BackLot Music
Purchase the CD at:
Amoeba Music | Musicbox Records
Digital Media on Apple Music
Original Soundtrack from Chris Renaud & Jonathan del Val's movie

The Secret Life of Pets 2

starring Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Harrison Ford...
more info on the film on IMDB

Tracklist

  1. It’s Gonna Be a Lovely Day
  2. Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
  3. It’s Snowtime, Baby!
  4. Max’s Busy Bee
  5. Children’s Heroes
  6. Road Trip
  7. Gidget’s Dream
  8. Snowball’s Workout
  9. Daisy’s Story
  10. The Farm
  11. Fireflies
  12. Cat Lessons
  13. Keeping Liam Safe
  14. Max’s Terrors
  15. Sergei’s Circus
  16. Gidget’s Mission
  17. Snowball’s Swirl
  18. Sergei
  19. Herding
  20. Wolves & Daisy
  21. Max Finds His Howl
  22. Inner Rooster
  23. Goodbye Farm
  24. Train Chase
  25. Panda

Krakow Film Music Festival poster

May 19, 2019 | Krakow Film Music Festival (FMF) Concert

Cinematic Piano: Traffic Quintet plays Alexandre Desplat
Traffic Quintet, Dominique "Solrey" Lemonnier (Concert Master), Alexandre Desplat (flutes)
Sunday May 19, 2019 at 14:00, The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Krakow (Poland) ˃ Reservations here

May 18, 2019 | Krakow Film Music Festival (FMF) Concert

The Magic and Majesty of Alexandre Desplat
with Sinfonietta Cracovia conducted by Alexandre Desplat
Saturday May 18, 2019 at 19:00, ICE Krakow Congress Centre, S2, Krakow (Poland) ˃ Reservations here

May 16, 2019 | Krakow Film Music Festival (FMF) Event

Meet & Greet Alexandre Desplat: Life with Music
Host: Magdalena Miśka-Jackowska
Thursday May 16, 2019 at 16:00, ICE Krakow Congress Centre, S2, Krakow (Poland), Free Entry

April 4, 2019 | Festival Rendez-vous 2019 in Rome Event

During the 9th New French Film Festival, Masterclass at Palazzo Farnese, Piazza Farnese, 67 Roma
Free entry, limited space available. Registration is mandatory, as of April 1 avril 2019 ˃ Register here

Festival Rendez-vous 2019 Poster

February 26-27, 2019 & March 2-3, 2019 | Silence Concert

World Premiere of Silence, A chamber operina for 1 mezzo-soprano, 1 bass-baritone, 1 comedian and 10 musicians
Music by Alexandre Desplat, libretto by Alexandre Desplat and Solrey after Silence by Yasunari Kawabata
With Camille Poul (soprano), Mikhail Timoshenko (bass-baritone), Sava Lolov (comedian, narrator)
And ensemble United Instruments of Lucilin

At Grand Théâtre, Luxembourg, 1 Rond-point Schuman, L-2525 Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
· Tuesday February 26, 2019 at 20:00 ˃ Reservations here
· Wednesday February 27, 2019 at 20:00 ˃ Reservations here

At Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, 37bis Bd de La Chapelle, F-75010 Paris (France)
· Saturday March 2, 2019 at 20:30 ˃ Reservations here
· Sunday march 3, 2019 at 16:00 ˃ Reservations here

En Silence

February 7, 2019 | IFMCA Awards 2018 Award

Nominations at the International Film Music Critics Association Awards 2018, 'Best Original Score for an Animated film' for Isle of Dogs, 'Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure/Thriller Film' for Operation Finale, and 'Best Original Score for a Comedy Film' for The Sisters Brothers.

January 24, 2019 | César Awards 2019 Award

Nomination at the french César Award for Best Original Music, Alexandre Desplat for Jacques Audiard's movie The Sisters Brothers.

January 22, 2019 | Academy Awards Award

Alexandre Desplat, two times Academy Award Winner, receives his seventh nomination for 'Achievement in music written for motion pictures' (Original score) for Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs.

January 11, 2018 | France Musique – Sacem Film Music Award Award

The award ceremony for the France Musique - SACEM Film Music Award will take place on Friday, January 11, 2019 at Auditorium of Radio France at 20:00.
Alexandre Desplat will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

December 21, 2018 | Awards Circuit Interview

Composer Alexandre Desplat on Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson, and a Career Spent in Film | by Karen M. Peterson
For Alexandre Desplat, composing was a natural pursuit. The two-time Oscar winner (with seven additional nominations), and Grammy winner is halfway to an EGOT. He began with short films, moving into feature work in the late 1990s.
His career really started to accelerate around 2005, and by 2006 he earned his first nomination for The Queen. He followed that the next year with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
In 2009, he worked on his first collaboration with Wes Anderson, and Fantastic Mr. Fox earned him his third Oscar nomination. That film led to Moonrise Kingdom three years later, and then his first win for The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2015, when he was double-nominated with The Imitation Game.
This year, he and Anderson teamed up again on another animated marvel, Isle of Dogs, from Fox Searchlight. I recently had the opportunity to speak with the composer about his early days, some of his career highlights, and what keeps him excited about working in cinema. Please enjoy our conversation.

December 8, 2018 | Alexandre Desplat, Harry Potter Concert

Young Audience Concert (from the age of 7) with the Orchestre National de France at la Maison de la radio (Paris) - 17:00
Composer of many film scores, including those of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The King's Speech, The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat has been awarded by Academy Awards and Césars. He conducts and presents this concert.

Music from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Twilight, Valerian, etc.
˃ BOOK HERE

December 7, 2018 | Grammy Awards Award

3 Nominations at Grammy Awards:
'Best Score', 'Best Instrumental Composition' and 'Best Composing / Arranging', for The Shape of Water.

December 6, 2018 | Golden Globes Award

Nominations Announced for the 76th Golden Globes
Alexandre Desplat nominated: 'Best Original Score – Motion Picture', for The Isle of Dogs.

December 6, 2018 | Beyond the picture, Alexandre Desplat Concert

Concert with Orchestre National de France at the Maison de la Radio (Paris) - Auditorium de Radio France - 20:00
Alexandre Desplat, awarded in 2018 with an Oscar for film music for The Shape of Water, is also the author of Valerian's score, which he recorded at Radio France with the Orchestre National de France. Here is the orchestra and the composer again gathered for a whole evening dedicated to a composer who also can be listened for himself, regardless of any image.

Works by Alexandre Desplat: Valérian, suite - New Work: Solo Flute Piece (world premiere) - Pelléas et Mélisande, Sinfonia Concertante for Flute and Orchestra - Suite from The King's Speech, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Shape of Water, Birth, The Ghost Writer, Twilight, Harry Potter.
Emmanuel Pahud flute, Solrey artistic director, Orchestre National de France, Alexandre Desplat conductor
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December 6, 2018 | Beyond the picture, Alexandre Desplat Concert

Concert with Orchestre National de France at the Maison de la radio (Paris) - Auditorium de Radio France - 20:00
Alexandre Desplat, awarded in 2018 with an Oscar for film music for The Shape of Water, is also the author of Valerian's score, which he recorded at Radio France with the Orchestre National de France. Here is the orchestra and the composer again gathered for a whole evening dedicated to a composer who also can be listened for himself, regardless of any image.

Works by Alexandre Desplat: Valérian, suite - New Work: Solo Flute Piece (world premiere) - Pelléas et Mélisande, Sinfonia Concertante for Flute and Orchestra - Suite from The King's Speech, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Shape of Water, Birth, The Ghost Writer, Twilight, Harry Potter.
Emmanuel Pahud flute, Solrey artistic director, Orchestre National de France, Alexandre Desplat conductor
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December 3, 2018 | GoldDerby Interview

Composer Alexandre Desplat on his score for Isle of Dogs: Other than the taiko drums, we avoided Japanese influences | by Charles Bright
Visually, the animated movie Isle of Dogs relies heavily on Japanese influences, but Alexandre Desplat had a very different idea when it came to film's score. "What we decided on this one was to avoid, aside from the taiko drums, there's no other folkloric instruments," he tells us in a recent chat (watch the video above). He elaborates on the power that the taikos provide, saying they "are strong enough and they have such a range of sounds, frequency and dynamic that it can do a lot." Desplat surrounded the taiko drums with instruments such as saxophones, recorders, French horns and the double bass in order to keep the rest of the score in our own contemporary world. "Even though it's set in Japan, it keeps the world of music in our own."

Video: Composer Alexandre Desplat on his score for Isle of Dogs with taiko drums | GOLD DERBY

November 30, 2018 | Satellite Award Nomination Award

Alexandre Desplat nominated: 'Best Original Score', for The Sisters Brothers.

November 14, 2018 | Hollywood Music in Media Awards Award

Alexandre Desplat winner of Hollywood Music in Media Award: 'Best Original Score for an Animated Film', for Isle of Dogs.

Video: official trailer

October 16, 2018 | Hollywood Music in Media Awards Award

Alexandre Desplat nominated at Hollywood Music in Media Awards: 'Best Original Score for an Animated Film', for Isle of Dogs and 'Best Original Score for a Feature Film', for The Sisters Brothers (Les Frères Sisters).

PR Newswire: The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) announced today the nominees for music in film, TV, video games, commercials and trailers. The HMMA nominations have historically been representative of the nominees of other key awards shows that occur months later. With over 500 submissions this year, HMMA nominees are chosen in specific genres of music for film, TV and video game including dramatic feature, sci-fi/ fantasy, documentary and animation. HMMA nominees represent music for visual media from around the world.

The 2018 Hollywood Music in Media Awards will be held at The Avalon Hollywood 1735 Vine Street on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

September 14, 2018 | Release of 'The Sisters Brothers' soundtrack Album

CD Les frères Sisters
Label: Why Not Productions
Digital Media on ITunes | Qobuz
Original Score from Jacques Audiard's movie

The Sisters Brothers

starring John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal...
more info on the film on IMDB

Tracklist

  1. Two Killers
  2. The Sisters Brothers
  3. Duplicity
  4. To Jacksonville
  5. Morri's Tricks
  6. Two Brothers, Two Friends
  7. To San Francisco
  8. The Toothbrush
  9. To Mayfield
  10. Eli & Tub
  11. Gun Fight
  12. Myrtle Creek
  13. Building the Dam
  14. Gold !
  15. Hunted
  16. Folsom Lake
  17. To Kill a Commodore
  18. Dying by the River
  19. Two Guns, One Hand
  20. At Home with Mum

Video: Officiel Trailer

August 24, 2018 | 'Operation Finale' Soundtrack Release Album

CD Operation Finale
Label: Sony Classical
Purchase the CD on Amazon
Soundtrack from the film by Chris Weitz

Operation Finale

starring Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Lior Raz, Melanie Laurent...
more info on the film on IMDB

Tracklist

  1. Operation Finale
  2. Sacrificed Children
  3. Nazis Rising
  4. Malkin’s Memories
  5. Setting Up Operations
  6. Stakeout
  7. Death
  8. Killing in the Woods
  9. Race to Airport
  10. Solingen Blade
  11. Number 45326
  12. The Monster
  13. Lost Children
  14. Air Control
  15. To Israel
  16. Operation Finale (Orchestral)
  17. Sorrow

Video: Official Trailer

August 13, 2018 | World Soundtrack Awards Award

World Soundtrack Academy announces first wave of nominees for the 18th #WSAwards.
Alexandre Desplat is nominated for Best Film Composer of the Year for Endangered Species, Isle of Dogs, Suburbicon, The Shape of Water and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

The 18th World Soundtrack Awards will be held on October 17 at the Capitole Ghent

July 15, 2018 | MISA 9th: Alexandre Desplat & SSO Concert

'Music in the Summer Air' - Shanghai Symphony Hall - 19:30
Alexandre Desplat will be leading the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, performing 11 selected pieces from his impressively long list of film scores, as well as a composition inspired by 'Pelleas et Melisande' from Belgian playwright Mæterlinck. The program is HERE
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Music in the Summer Air poster July, 15 2018

February 27, 2018 | ForbesInterview

Oscars 2018: Alexandre Desplat Talks Del Toro's The Shape of Water | by Simon Thompson

Alexandre Desplat is one of the most prolific composers working in Hollywood today and he’s just days away from a potential second Oscar win. His work on Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, which has 13 Academy Award nominations and has taken $111.14 million at the worldwide box office so far, has already won Desplat, among other awards, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe. The composer is hoping that he’ll be adding an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) to the pile on March 4, 2018. I caught up with Desplat to talk about how he’s feeling in the final run-up to the Oscars, his relationship with del Toro, his first landmark payday and why his awards are as much about inspiration as they are about recognition.

February 22, 2018 | IFMCAAward

International Film Music Critics Association Award Winner 2017 : 'Composer Of The Year'

Composer Alexandre Desplat is named Composer of the Year, him having written at least four outstanding works spanning multiple genres in the past year. His work in 2017 included director Guillermo del Toro’s critically acclaimed monster movie romance “The Shape of Water,” director Luc Besson’s epic space fantasy “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” director George Clooney’s satirical racial drama ‘”Suburbicon,” and the French-language comedy-drama “D”Après Une Histoire Vraie,” directed by Roman Polanski. IFMCA member James Southall said that The Shape of Water was “yet another from the top drawer of Desplat,” and went on to describe him as “one of the most consistently impressive film composers of the last couple of decades,” who has “managed to be so successful without having to water down his highly-distinctive musical voice at all”. IFMCA member Christian Clemmensen called Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets a “sonic marvel of extremely intelligent rendering” and an “unparalleled execution of orchestral textures” featuring “composition of demanding complexity.” Desplat received IFMCA Score of the Year honors in 2008 for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”. This marks the third time Desplat has been named Composer of the Year, following his previous wins in 2017 and 2014.

February 20, 2018 | DeadlineInterview

The Music Inside Guillermo del Toro’s Monster: Alexandre Desplat On His Score For The Shape of Water: Crew Call Podcast | by Anthony D'Alessandro

Alexandre Desplat and Guillermo del Toro at Abbey Road Studios, London
Alexandre Desplat with Guillermo del Toro at The Shape of Water score session at Abbey Road in London. Photo © Brigitte Lacombe

Composer Alexandre Desplat is named Composer of the Year, him having written at least four outstanding works spanning multiple genres in the past year. His work in 2017 included director Guillermo del Toro’s critically acclaimed monster movie romance “The Shape of Water,” director Luc Besson’s epic space fantasy “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” director George Clooney’s satirical racial drama ‘”Suburbicon,” and the French-language comedy-drama “D”Après Une Histoire Vraie,” directed by Roman Polanski. IFMCA member James Southall said that The Shape of Water was “yet another from the top drawer of Desplat,” and went on to describe him as “one of the most consistently impressive film composers of the last couple of decades,” who has “managed to be so successful without having to water down his highly-distinctive musical voice at all”. IFMCA member Christian Clemmensen called Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets a “sonic marvel of extremely intelligent rendering” and an “unparalleled execution of orchestral textures” featuring “composition of demanding complexity.” Desplat received IFMCA Score of the Year honors in 2008 for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”. This marks the third time Desplat has been named Composer of the Year, following his previous wins in 2017 and 2014.

February 8, 2018 | International Film Music Critics AssociationAward

Nominations at International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) for 2017:
'Composer Of The Year', 'Film Score Of the Year' for The Shape of Water, and 'Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror Film' for The Shape of Water and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

56-year old Frenchman Alexandre Desplat is nominated for his work on two scores – director Guillermo Del Toro’s critically acclaimed monster movie romance “The Shape of Water,” and director Luc Besson’s epic space fantasy “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” – and is one of the five nominees for Composer of the Year. IFMCA member James Southall said that “The Shape of Water” was “yet another from the top drawer of Desplat,” and went on to describe him as “one of the most consistently impressive film composers of the last couple of decades,” who has “managed to be so successful without having to water down his highly-distinctive musical voice at all”. Desplat previously received IFMCA Score of the Year honors in 2008 for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”. His other major scores in 2017 include director George Clooney’s satirical racial drama ‘”Suburbicon,” and the French-language comedy-drama “D”Après Une Histoire Vraie,” directed by Roman Polanski.