Wiring in the 2nd-hand, 32-channel automated-fader Soundcraft DC2000 desk, has been a fiddly process. It uses 8 x 96-pin and 8 x 56-pin ‘EDAC’ connectors at the back, which enable lots of cables to be plugged in, in one go, but take weeks of work (and much fume-inhalation) to solder! Soldering an EDAC plug The other ends of… Read More »
Yesterday I listened again to the title track from the film Pervirella, and was struck by the beauty of Tony Moriah’s lead vocal. I wondered what had become of this fantastic singer since I’d had the good fortune to work with him back in 1997. A search on the internet led to YouTube videos of him singing, which… Read More »
Spitfire Audio, the British company who make some of the finest sound sample libraries in the world, are preparing a ‘Bernard Herrmann’ sound collection. This month, François recorded ondes Martenot samples for these at the late Sir George Martin’s, (now Richard Boote & Paul Woolf’s) Air Lyndhurst studios in Hampstead, London. Keep an eye on Christian Henson and… Read More »
Hear François Evans perform on ondes Martenot live, with Charles Hazelwood’s All Star Collective on Stuart Maconie’s Freak Zone show on BBC Radio 6 on Easter Sunday 27/6/16 at 8.00pm! There’s a full online interview with François demonstrating the Ondes Martenot, with Adrian Utley of Portishead and Jarvis Cocker, at the Synthtopia website here: http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2016/02/23/the-mid-century-electronica-of-barry-gray
François Evans’s soundtrack music from the films Sudden Fury (1998) and Game Over (2006) will soon be released on CD available only from the LaMP Records online shop here! Keep an eye on this site.
Jarvis Cocker Charles Hazlewood, players from Goldfrapp, Portishead, the British Paraorchestra and Jarvis Cocker played a short but intense concert again of television music by Barry Gray at St George’s Church, Bristol as part of ‘The Fringe’ supported by the BBC Radio 6Music Festival. Close arrangements were by Ian Gardner. François Evans featured on ondes Martenot. The live… Read More »
At Colston Hall, Bristol, François played ondes Martenot in a concert of music by Barry Gray conducted by Charles Hazlewood. Fellow musicians featured from Goldfrapp, Portishead and the British Paraorchestra.
Advised by Daniel Miller, François flies to Germany in December to have the soundtracks to Georges Petitjean’s film Game Over and Darren Ward’s Sudden Fury mastered by Stefan Betke at Scape Mastering in Berlin.