Michel Fano (b.1929)
Michel Fano’s work influenced me when I read about it in articles on avant garde film scoring. His languages and ways of working with the sometimes ‘histoires à tiroirs‘ of filmmaker Alain Robbe-Grillet, are unusual and interesting.
Few of the films he’s scored have been released commercially. I saw his ‘sound scores’ in Trans Europe express (1966) by arranging for a private screening at the BFI Library and L’Eden et après (1970) and learned new ways a composer could approach composing to picture.
At the same time as Pierre Boulez, Fano was a pupil of Olivier Messiaen’s.