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François Evans
François Evans

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François Evans is a classically-trained composer and music producer. He wrote the scores to Edgar Wright's first feature A Fistful of Fingers; Stefan Archetti's The Mermaid Mushroom, Shaun Mosley's The 3 Kings (featuring Ron Moody & Vanessa Redgrave) and Darren Ward's Sudden Fury (staring 70s' action icon David Warbeck). His score to the Italian feature Il fungo sirena (The Mermaid Mushroom) helped the film win Special Mention at the Granada Film Festival in 2011.

In 2014 François played ondes Martenot in a concert of music by Barry Gray at the Glastonbury Festival with Charles Hazlewood and members of the bands Portishead (Adrian Utley) and Goldfrapp (Will Gregory).

In 1999, François co-arranged the music for the wedding of David & Victoria Beckham. In 2008 he co-produced and conducted the 81-piece Philharmonia Orchestra for the Barry Gray Centenary Concert at the Royal Festival Hall, in aid of the Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund. He has taught music composition at the Royal College of Music.

He combines electronics with orchestral instruments in original ways, sometimes using 'spectral' technniques. He commutes between London and the La.M.P. Recording Studio near La Rochelle in France.

Currently he is working on the After Magritte album: The Lunatic, the Lover & the Poet.

François Evans conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra
François Evans conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, London in 2008