6/2014

Francois performed under the baton of the amazing Charles Hazlewood with musicians from Goldfrapp and Portishead at the Glastonbury Festival on 29/6/14. This was to celebrate the imminent 50th anniversary of the British sci-fi TV series Thunderbirds. The band performed well-known numbers by the memorable composer Barry Gray.

Francois can be seen at the right hand corner of the stage, with Barry Gray's Ondes Martenot.

 

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31/1/2011

Deeply saddened to have heard this morning of the passing away last night of film composer John Barry Prendergast, a man who had such a potent influence on my childhood and life decisions.

Thank you for your beautiful and haunting music John; you will be missed.

François.

12/2010

 

In February, François flew to India to help Allah Rakha Rahman develop a new music conservatory in his home town of Chennai. The KM Music Conservatory is now up and running.

9/2010

Music from the feature film A Fistful of Fingers (Edgar Wright) has been re-mastered by Doug Schwartz at Mulholland Music.

8/2010

Tadlow Music's spectacular and revealing re-recording of Maurice Jarre's 1962 score to David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia has just been released. It features François playing all three ondes Martenot parts.

this album ...is simply magnificent! The music is so close to the original as heard in the film that one can hardly hear any difference. ...a first class job, ...the technical sound quality is very powerful and among the best ever recorded. ...you will not be disappointed with this album. If this is the first time you are going to get the Lawrence of Arabia music - go for this one.

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6/2010

A nostalgic clip at YouTube from a tongue-in-cheek ITV documentary: Hotel Babylon. It features scenes from three early features François scored.