4/2022 Stand By for Action!

In a celebratory concert of film and television music from the Gerry Anderson science fiction series, François performed on ondes Martenot at Birmingham Symphony Hall, England. The musicians were superb; the hall, packed to the rafters. The concert was hosted by John Coleshaw. Many of the musical arrangements were written by François Evans. Video: BBC Midlands – Stand… Read More »

10/2021 – Dolby A

François visited the new Dolby A (Dolby Atmos) facility at London’s Metropolis Studios, set up by Phil Wright. This room for mixing music (or film sound) spatially, comprises an 11.2.8 speaker system which ‘atomises’ up to 128 sound elements, into a 3-dimensional space around the listener. The effect is fantastic and makes it so much easier to hear… Read More »

4/2021 – Film Funding

British Feature Film Funding The British Film Institute has published a useful summary of sources of funding for UK films. These fall under the headings: National and regional agencies UK Tax relief and Regional Investment funds Full info. at: https://www.bfi.org.uk/sources-funding-uk-filmmaker See also: https://network.bfi.org.uk/funding-finder Film London funding page Filmdaily.tv gives a list of feature film grants, see: https://www.filmdaily.tv/grants/list-best-feature-film-grants-funding The… Read More »

1/2021 – Mazen Murad to Master ‘The 3 Kings’ Soundtrack

Mastering Engineer: Mazen Murad François Evans’s biblical soundtrack to Shaun Moseley’s millennial feature film The 3 Kings starring Ron Moody and Vanessa Redgrave is to be mastered, appropriately, in the Middle East. The mastering engineer is the highly sought-after Mazen Murad based at the world-class Katara Studios in Doha, Qatar since 2015. Mazen has been based at EMI… Read More »

11/2020 – Strings Conducted

François conducted backing string parts at Air Lyndhurst Studios, London 24/11/20, in marvelous arrangements by Howard James Martin for Andrew Teacher’s new album project: Red Clubs, Black Hearts. John Prestage: Sound Recordist at Air Lyndhurst Studios, London Left to right: Andrew Teacher, François Evans and Howard Martin Managed by Laura Anstee, marvellous string players included musicians who have… Read More »

1/2021 – Clef Band-Box Resurrected

An automaton band-in-a-box made by Clef Products (Electronics) Ltd of Stockport, Cheshire, UK in ca 1982, the Clef Band-Box was rare, with only about 1000 made. There is an article on the Clef Band-Box at Matrixsynth. Huge thanks to genius Andy Collins at Antech Systems for restoring one I was lucky to find. Question is, what piece of… Read More »

11/2020 – Taught Strings

François will be conducting a 14-piece string ensemble at AIR Lyndhurst Studio One next week, for the recording of Andrew Teacher‘s album: Red Clubs, Black Hearts, with eight string arrangements by Howard Martin. Said François: I feel honoured to be working with John Prestage and Alex Ferguson at Sir George Martin’s studio again.

10/2020 Il fungo sirena Soundtrack Mastered

At long last, the 43-cue music soundtrack from Stefan Archetti’s beautiful, award-winning film: Il fungo sirena (The Mermaid Mushroom) (2009), has been mastered. Artwork and CD/digital release to follow. Francesco Manni as ‘Saverio’ in Stefan Archetti’s The Mermaid Mushroom. Mastering was achieved by Jerome Schmitt at The Airlab. Jerome Schmitt Jerome was mix and mastering engineer at the… Read More »