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.

5/2010

François has completed recording Ondes Martenot parts for Tadlow Music's album of Maurice Jarre's score to Lawrence of Arabia (see separate article). We look forward to the release of this astonishing and faithful recording.

François recording Ondes Martenot for Lawrence of Arabia 6/5/10

1/4/2010

François will be recording the triple Ondes Martenot parts for a dramatic re-recording of Maurice Jarre's soudtrack for the film Lawrence of Arabia by James Fitzpatrick of Tadlow Music with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. The album will feature never-before-released music from the film. Pictures courtesy of Petr Kocanda below.

Nic Raine conducting the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra at Barrandov Studios, Prague.
François will be overdubbing Ondes Martenot parts later, in London

 

James Fitzpatrick of Tadlow Music (music producer, in headphones) in control room
at Barrandov Studios, Prague recording Lawrence of Arabia. François is on the right.
To James's right is Gareth Williams from SRT, music editor and mastering engineer.

9/2009

François recently finished scoring Polish director Mateusz Novak's film Le petit prince, based on the novel by Antoine de Saint-Éxupéry.

7/2009

This month, François met the wonderful British film and television composer Laurie Johnson, who was being awarded an honorary doctorate from Middlesex University, London.

Johnson wrote the music to the iconic TV series The Avengers, The New Avengers and The Professionals as well as the feature film scores to J. Lee Thompson's Tiger Bay (1959), Nathan Juran's First Men on the Moon (1964) and Stanley Kubrick's Dr Strangelove (1964).

 

Doyle, Cowley and Bodie: The Professionals. Music by Laurie Johnson