A nostalgic clip at YouTube from a tongue-in-cheek ITV documentary: Hotel Babylon. It features scenes from three early features François scored.
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
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.
François recently finished scoring Polish director Mateusz Novak's film Le petit prince, based on the novel by Antoine de Saint-Éxupéry.
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
Pervirella is to have its TV première on Wednesday, April 29th on the Zone Horror Cable TV channel.