Horizontes – electro classical music

Horizontes – electro classical music

Feature Film, 2015, 74’ Fiction/documentary, Swiss, Eileen Hofer (dir.), Intermezzo Films (prod.) Jury special mention, Visions du Réel 2015   Run-down rehearsal rooms along the infamous halls of the Grand Theatre of Havana, Amanda and Viengsay dedicate themselves wholeheartedly to the demanding routine their discipline requires of them: that of classical ballet. Their every step and aspiration echo the great achievements of their predecessor, Alicia Alonso, the prima ballerina assoluta, still invincible even at the grand age of...
He Was a Giant with Brown Eyes – An electro score

He Was a Giant with Brown Eyes – An electro score

Official Selection of the 41st Rotterdam International Film Festival, He Was a Giant With Brown Eyes is a Fiction/Documentary telling the story of a teenager visiting her birth country, Azerbaïdjan. She is discovering her roots and the culture of her father and sister, whom she barely knows. I was glad to work in collaboration with electro musician Ladislav Agabekov for the score. After seeing the film, we decided to go for a mix between experimental sounds and real instruments sounds. After recording violin and cello, we used bits of their sounds, altered them, and created new sound texture with them. The result is stunning and brings to the film a very interesting color. It brings the audience closer to the inner feelings of the characters. Feature Film, 2012, 80’ Fiction/documentary, Swiss, Eileen Hofer (dir.), 5 to five team production (prod.) Official Selection International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012 Beach Sisters http://www.julienpainot.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Beach-Sisters.mp3 Car Trip http://www.julienpainot.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Car-Trip.mp3 Sunset Aikido...
Le Nez dans le Ruisseau – An orchestral score

Le Nez dans le Ruisseau – An orchestral score

I  was thrilled to write the original music for this poetic and emotional feature film. Plus, I had the opportunity to compose for a real orchestra, which led me to seek for simpler and more minimalist melodies. The orchestra is The F.A.M.E.’S Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra, a young but already experienced orchestra for film music. Director Christophe Chevalier was very helpful in finding the right musical tone for the film. We discussed a long time about many things such as childhood, friendship and family. I think it had much influences on the score. I was touched by his sensitivity and the dedication he had for the project.  Buy the music on Itunes       Feature film, 2012, 90’ Drama, French-swiss, Christophe Chevalier (dir.), Dominique Rappaz, Ctf-net (prod.) Sami Frey, Anne Richard (starring) Orchestal Score, recorded with The F.A.M.E’.S. Macedonian Radio Orchestra Farewell http://www.julienpainot.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Lettre-dadieu-version-courte.mp3 Nostalgia http://www.julienpainot.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Romance.mp3 Solitude...
Lo Mas Importante de La Vida Es No Haber Muerto – A burlesque score

Lo Mas Importante de La Vida Es No Haber Muerto – A burlesque score

Feature film, 2010, 82’ Swiss-spanish, Olivier Pictet, Pablo Torrado, Mar Recuenco (dirs.), Saskia Vischer, Freestudios, TSR (prod.) Chamber orchestral score, recorded with the SIF 309 in Sofia (Bulgaria) NightmaresMain TitleSweet Sheeps It was a wonderful experience to write an orchestral burlesque score for this feature film. Starring Emilio Gutiérrez, the film has great actors and a great production team. It has been awarded for best cinematography at Cinespana Film Festival. I  am glad to have had opportunity to write for the SIF 309 in Sofia where all those famous scores have been recorded (Les Choristes, Va Vis et Deviens…) ! I was able to write completely freely without worrying about technical matters, I know they could play anything. The music is somewhat burlesque, mysterious, and lively for orchestra and piano. The main theme had to written before, because of shooting obligations. There is a funny story about the main theme: On set, I asked the Emilio Gutiérrez to play three notes: C – D – F. I was planning to write the main theme starting with this short note sequence. The camera was filming closely the fingers pressing those keys so it had to be right! Unfortunately, he missed and played the sequence one step lower, he didn’t know how to find the C key on the piano. So the notes ended up to be: B – C and E, which eventually are the three notes of the theme! Thanks to Emilio’s mistake on...
Break-Ups – A webserie with classical piano

Break-Ups – A webserie with classical piano

Break-Ups - A webserie with classical piano Web-Serie, 2014, 20 episodes French-german, Rts/Jump-cut Productions, 2014 Classical Piano Score For this project, director Ted Trempler wanted some very specific short moments of classical piano. We discussed and chose forty excerpts to record: Mozart, Schubert, Liszt, Satie, Tchaikovsky, and...