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François Evans is a French/English, classically-trained film composer and music producer. He wrote the scores to Edgar Wright's first feature A Fistful of Fingers; 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 Stefan Archetti's Italian feature Il fungo sirena (The Mermaid Mushroom) helped the film win a 'Special Mention' award at the Granada Film Festival in 2011. He holds a PhD in electroacoustic music composition.
In 2014 François performed at the Glastonbury Festival, on ondes Martenot in a concert of music by Barry Gray conducted by 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 London's Royal Festival Hall, in aid of the Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund. He has taught music composition at the Royal College of Music.
During the 1990s he was Associate Conductor of the London Gay Symphony Orchestra, conducting charity concerts including the world première of Wilfred Josephs's Violin Concerto (soloist Michael Davis) and Josephs's Mortales for 216 musicians.
Having studied at IRCAM, he combines electronics with orchestral instruments in original ways, sometimes using 'spectral' techniques and divides his time between London and the La.M.P. Recording Studio near La Rochelle, France.
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