Le Dernier Piano – Broken Keys

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Le Dernier Piano – Broken Keys

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Director Jimmy Keyrouz

Music by Gabriel Yared

Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Cd Digital – Cd Physical Limited Edition

“Festival de Cannes

    Sélection Officielle”

Une musique et des maux. Les notes superflues mais tellement vrais au milieu des morts et des vivants. La guerre entend faire un autre son assourdissant, bouleversant. Ici en Syrie, plus loin au Yemen et maintenant a nos portes en Ukraine.

La vie est fragile, les instants d’une émotion rare. Plus rien n’est protégé, sauf les âmes qui donne du piano, de la voix…

Gabriel Yared est ce peintre d’un chaos de vie, imaginaire d’un printemps qui pourrait éclore, mais les destins se croisent, s’embrouille et parfois c’est le réel qui se dessine entre amertumes et regards vers un ailleurs.

Les notes sont brèves, romantiques et un piano se fait entendre toujours et de plus en plus fort.

Merci de ce moment d’espoir.

Hellen Page

Karim, un pianiste rêvant d’une carrière en Europe, vit dans une ville du Moyen-Orient déchirée par la guerre où les modes de vie modernes ont été interdits par un groupe extrémiste. Il est obligé de vendre son piano pour ramasser de l’argent et partir. Mais les choses s’enchevêtrent lorsque son piano est abattu. Karim se lance alors dans une quête dangereuse pour réparer ses clés cassées…

Broken Keys est un film sur un pianiste rêvant d’une carrière en temps de guerre. C’est un film qui traite également de la poursuite externe et interne de la liberté et de la paix par le protagoniste. Les acteurs et l’équipe ont pris un grand risque lors du tournage à la frontière entre la Syrie et l’Irak, car ces zones sont fortement touchées par la guerre en cours.

J’ai eu une grande et fructueuse collaboration avec le réalisateur, Jimmy Keyrouz. Tout d’abord, Jimmy m’a envoyé son court métrage à regarder, qui était basé sur la même histoire que Broken Keys. J’ai adoré et j’ai décidé d’aller de l’avant avec le projet. Jimmy est venu me rencontrer à Paris et nous avons eu une longue conversation sur toute la musique de piano classique qui devait être utilisée dans le film. J’ai ensuite commencé à travailler sur mes thèmes principaux pendant qu’il tournait. Il m’envoyait quelques scènes pour que je les regarde, et donc ça allait et venait.

J’ai ensuite commencé à travailler sur mes thèmes principaux pendant qu’il tournait. Il m’envoyait quelques scènes pour que je les regarde, et donc ça allait et venait. Nous nous sommes revus à Paris et avons passé quelques jours à parcourir la musique que j’ai composée, à réfléchir et à comprendre les choses ensemble. Jimmy est très musical et comprend les capacités et les qualités de la musique qui élèvent les images et engagent le public. Pour moi, c’est la collaboration idéale entre un metteur en scène et un compositeur. Broken Keys est un film remarquable qui parle à mon cœur, car il parle du pouvoir de la musique alors qu’une nation est en guerre.

Gabriel Yared – Composer

JOSE PROMIS – Album “PROMISES »

JOSE PROMIS – Album “PROMISES »

World Pop from LA, Berlin…

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

JOSE PROMIS is a Chilean-American singer-songwriter and composer, son of the well-known Chilean literature professor José Promis.

His eponymous debut album was released in 2005 and revealed that Promis was already influenced by the French chanson method and adult pop music structure, but there was a decidedly lo-fi element to the long player. The second album Promis issued, Promis 2 (2007), uncovered further sonic touchstones which included classical, Gothic, Mediterranean, and Balkan music. In a review of Promis 2, reviewer Leonard Lair remarked of the album, “Promis 2 is too long an album to take in one sitting, but overall, it’s the slower, subtler songs that should ensure Promis has a future beyond the reputation of a showman.”

From 2008 Promis teamed up with British producer Ian Matthews in Los Angeles, who produced the third album Promis III. Matthews would become a musical partner throughout his career. The basic idea for this album was to combine Promis chansons with electronic production, putting Promis’ songs to darker synthesizer sound.

MARIO HOFFMAN & MANOUCHKA MEYER Album “MANOUCHKA” Concert a l’Alhambra Paris 1er Avril 2022

MARIO HOFFMAN & MANOUCHKA MEYERS

Album “MANOUCHKA”

Gypsy time…

En concert le 1er Avril 2022 – L’Alhambra – Paris

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Cd Digital – Cd Physical

GYPSY TIME….

Un voyage dans l’âme éternelle Tzigane au travers mots et musique.

Un voyage autour d’un monde connu et inconnu.

Mario Hoffman: Grace à son père, dès son plus jeune âge il se familiarise

Avec les accords, du célèbre guitariste, DJANGO REINHARDT.

Sa maman chante, et il l’accompagne souvent très jeune

Aux terrasses des cafés.

Mario, c’est un artiste singulier, autodidacte.

Aujourd’hui il se dit que le moment est venu de chanter dans la les langues de ses origines, C’est une véritable renaissance qui s’offre à lui.

Manouchka Meyer : Pendant son adolescence , Manouchka vivait dans un HLM  en région parisienne

Souvent le soir quand elle promenait son chien , elle allez rendre visite aux gens du voyage , alors elle découvre autour de leur feu de camp , les premiers accords

De musique tzigane .

01 – Choun Man – 03:53
02 – Latcho drom – 03:47

03 – Pushka – 04:04

04 – Chpilo Gaiga – 07:16

05 – Diklo Weiss – 04:18

06- Ethmol – 02:55

07 – Manouchka – 05:26

08 – N’im Mur Léva – 03:15
09 – Narta an trin dives – 03 :31

HARINA

(Original Television Soundtrack)

HARINA

(Original Television Soundtrack)

Director Salvador Espinosa

Music by Andrés Sánchez Maher & Gus Reyes.

Label Plaza Mayor Company

HARINA, from Backdoor, becomes a series by Amazon and Comedy Central.

It will be an eight-episode series produced by ViacomCBS International Studios and will be seen on OTT by Amazon and on Pay TV by Comedy Central.

Harina tells the misadventures of the lieutenant and his partner Officer Ramirez, a very special police couple who must catch a serial killer known as “The Canceler”, whose goal is to end the lives of the most important characters on social networks with a very personal stamp, cutting their thumbs and throat.

Comedy Central and Amazon Prime Video Latin America announced the production and upcoming premiere of Harina, a spin-off inspired by the viral Backdoor sketch that will now become an eight-episode series that will be seen on both screens.

As detailed, the series will arrive in Latin America on March 9 by Comedy Central and on March 10 by Amazon Prime Video.

It stars Guillermo Villegas and Verónica Bravo and is directed by Salvador Espinosa (Club de Cuervos, Cómo sobrevivir soltero).

SHELTER IN PLACE

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

SHELTER IN PLACE

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Director Chris Beyrooty and Connor Martin

Music by Zach Robinson

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

In April of 2020, a small group of filmmakers found ourselves locked down in the storied Hollywood Roosevelt hotel. With twelve days until the original safer-at-home order was set to lift (how wrong we were…), we crafted a film that mirrored the current state of our emotions in lockdown. Upon wrap, we formed an instant connection with composer Zach Robinson, who injected life into our ideas and wove them into sonic splendor. Facing uncertain times, we hoped to capture the early days of what would become a total paradigm shift in our society. Zach’s score anchored this project, accenting the terror faced by our cast with memorable, chilling motifs that linger long after the credits roll.We wanted something that harkens back to giallo classics of yesteryear, but still maintains the modernity and eeriness of the current wave. This is the result. – Directors Chris Beyrooty and Connor Martin

https://open.spotify.com/album/2SaolkbgItGWeGbhTpPt6c

Shelter in Place une des milles et une histoire de la pandémie et de ses confinements successifs.

Zach Robinson co-compositeur de la série Tv Cobrai Kai, signe ici un score aux résonnances électro. Je me suis mis a aimer ce dynamisme et les sons angoissants d’un huis clos malheureux. L’électro qui me semblait sans chaleur est ici suave, sensuel et un tantinet mélodique a n’en plus finir. Sans doute le changement d’époque subit, le bouleversement de nos sécurités habituelles ; sans fantaisies, sans superflue, Zach Robinson a rejette et jette toutes ses tonalites pointues, aigues pour en faire une harmonieuse partition.

Hellen Page

In May of 2020, I was approached by two directors to score their horror film, which to my shock and amazement had already been written, shot, and edited mere weeks after the global lockdown had been instated. As I watched the film for the first time, the most inspiring facet to me was the location at which it was set: the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, one of the most famous Los Angeles landmarks and only a 5-minute drive from my apartment at the time. The beautiful visuals Chris and Connor were able to retrieve from this once vibrant but now utterly desolate location made my brain wild with ideas. I got to work trying to identify sounds and melodies that echoed the ghostly hotel and was particularly fascinated with the use of space. For this film, I often chose to write simple melodies with fewer notes, or simpler rhythms that could live within the hotel’s uninhabited space without feeling overwhelming or jumbled. The result ended up something akin to an Arvo Pärt score for a giallo film. I’m incredibly grateful to Chris and Connor for bringing me aboard, as well as producers Jonathon Martin and Blake Goza. -Composer Zach Robinson

G STORM (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

G STORM (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

反貪風暴 5″ (原创电影原声带)

Director David Lam

Music by Anthony Chue 褚镇东

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

G Storm will be the fifth and final film in the Storm series

Z Storm, S Storm, L Storm, P Storm

Follows an investigator as he prevents a terrorist attack during a symposium held by Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption. He later finds it has links to human trafficking in Thailand…

The main’s themes from the previous four films remain, and a few new themes appear for several of the new characters. The music in this film is generally bolder, since the plot is bolder. Also, I have used the Cor Anglais, for the first time in my music. Is the exotic sounding texture and it fits the mysterious aspects of G Storm.

Anthony Chue – composer

BOB TINKER & FRIENDS

Album “JAZZ AROUND THE PERCHE”

BOB TINKER & FRIENDS

Album “JAZZ AROUND THE PERCHE”

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Gauloises, frenchies ….and Jazz Around the Perche

After growing in Kent, which can be seen as the British equivalent to French Perche – some very green bush with hills, horseshit and a seashore not too far – Bob Tinker has been teaching in Southtampton and Truro. This is what Frenchies call eating your brown bread after you’ve had the white one. Especially when you think Bob has also lived in Hong Kong and Japan, just like any MI 6 agent, blowing his horn happily before he ended up in that rural area, smoking frogs, eating Gauloises and swallowing red burgundy like beer while hosting  thunderous cats in his jazz venue, but always with empathic class.

An enthusiastic be-and post-bop fan, Bob has imagine this release around some cool and hot Miles repertoire, as well as stuff from other relevant players in that exciting idiom that survived many generations, before and after hip hop.

The quartet and quintet line-ups he gathered are accomplishing that tribute purpose with some timeless elegance. Produced by basssit Jose Fallot, the album gently spreads over and further post war jazz by bluing the notes and our ears with tasty harmonies and explosive or retained swing. If jazz consists in always renewing our perception of famous tunes, here is some rewriting of pages we could have thought they had said everything. It’s a whole gallery of our imaginary musical museum that is exposed from track to track, but without any stone graving, better with the contemporary lightning of a Pei pyramid like in that city not far from Perche they call Paris

Line up: Bob Tinker (tp, fr.h), Bruno Pilloix (sx), Jean-Jacques Ruhlmann (sx), Ivan Chavez (elg), Olivier Hutman (k), José Fallot (elb), Eric Capitaine (dms), Etienne Brachet (dms).

  • 01 – Freddie The Freeloader
  • 02 – Boby And Soul
  • 03 – On Green Dolphin Street
  • 04 – Flamenco Sketches
  • 05 – I Mean You
  • 06 – My Funny Valentine
  • 07 – Footprints
  • 08 – When Sunny Gets Blues
  • 09 – Little Sun Flower
  • 10 – Yarbird Suite
  • 11 – Duet Improt BJ

LA MANCHA NEGRA (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

LA MANCHA NEGRA (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Director Enrique Garcia

Music composed by Jesús Calderón

Performed by the “Banda Sinfónica de Jaén” orchestra, conducted by Pedro López Álvarez and Jesús Calderón in Jaén (Spain)

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

After the death of the elderly Matilde Cisneros, her three daughters set the wake before a neighbor that turns its back on them, a priest in war with the family, and the unexpected arrival of his eldest son.

COMPOSER NOTES

From the beginning, I conceived the soundtrack of “La Mancha Negra” as rough and wild music, a reflection of the feelings of the characters, who are tormented in a very visceral and primitive way. The mother of the family, for example, with her brief but crucial role, continues thanks to the music to constantly float over the whole story like a ghost that haunts and envelops everyone with her sickly and greedy personality until the end. “La Mancha Negra” is made of rough percussions, repetitive motifs, dissonances … but there is also a place for hope, nostalgia, memory and regret; that materializes through the music for Mercedes, which transforms from atonality to become a melodic poem that reunites her siblings again. I have to thank the effort and passion of the musicians of the “Banda Sinfónica de Jaén” orchestra, who put all their effort and enthusiasm in interpreting my twisted music, and Pedro López for his mastery and professionalism. Thanks also to Enrique García, director of the film, for his eternal confidence and infectious enthusiasm. This soundtrack would not have been the same without his wise advice and his knowledge of the power of film music.

(Jesús Calderón, composer of “La Mancha Negra” soundtrack)

DIRECTOR NOTES

The trip to the devised town of Aljarria in “La Mancha Negra” is a journey to the roots of pain of a family broken by the past, in a harsh environment, where hopelessness reigns and where, after the death of Doña Matilde Cisneros, resentment and greed emerges. Photographically portraying “La Mancha Negra” was a difficult but very plastic task: The days with yellow sand floors, white houses, blue skies, women in black mourning and heat, a lot of heat. The nights give way to the blue of the moon, the gold of the lamps and the black night, as if they were paintings by Caravaggio. The music could not be under that black cloak. Thanks to the interpretation of the “Banda Sinfónica de Jaén” and the masterful score by Jesús Calderón, I have been able to hear the broken soul of the Cisneros family based on double basses, the awakening of greed with insinuating flutes, percussions, pizzicatos and brass for the nightmares that become real. And the love that existed and died like a dry olive tree in the “Nana de la Negra Noche” song, composed by Calderón for the broken and at the same time authentic voice of Zenobia Fernández. Thank you, Maestro Jesús Calderón for giving eternal life to the soul of “La Mancha Negra”.

(Enrique Garcia, director and screenwriter of “La Mancha Negra”)

Orquestaciones: Pablo Olivas Marco

Ingeniero de sonido: Rafa Martos

Banda sonora mezclada y editada por Jesús Calderón

Canción “Nana de la Negra Noche”

Escrita y producida por Jesús Calderón

Interpretada por Zenobia Fernández

Fotos de la grabación: Gabriela Cerdán Cerdá

Fotografía de estudio: Fidel Meneses

Diseño de portada: Pedro Cabañas

DRACULA ON HOLIDAY

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

DRACULA ON HOLIDAY

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Director Robbie Moffat

Music by Pascal Isnard & William Marx

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Traveling from Transylvania to Scotland by train, the Count’s two companions Lucy and Renfield start on a series of changes in order to get the Count over his many fears – sunlight, crosses, bibles, running water, garlic, food and drink. Dracula chose Scotland for his holiday because he wanted to visit his maker Bram Stoker’s Castle, which he regards as rightfully his own. Once there he is befriended by two local undertakers Goddaming and Stewart who live in a castle, they attempt to socialize and fit in. Godalming’s teenage daughter Flora is attracted to them and admits that she would like to be a vampire.

The Count and Lucy are smitten by her and crave for a daughter of their own. When Stewart’s new wife also turns out to be a vampire, and the undertaker business is booming, the happy band of dead and near-dead can’t help but take advantage of Goddaming and Stewart’s hospitality. This arrangement is delightfully comic in the way it unfolds. When it is not clear that Dracula could ever be reformed from his bloodletting ways, Lucy makes plans to marry Dracula with the hope that his reformation will occur when he settles down into married life or so she thinks. A comic tale for Halloween and beyond into the nether realms of Dracula’s alternative abode. Rather than making Dracula a type of ‘baddie’, this film takes a jovial view of the comedy genre and his character. It is therefore in some ways a relief from the heavy overtones of the serious ‘Horror’ Film and something that will make people leave the cinema with a smile.

NOUS SOMMES EN GUERRE (Original Series Soundtrack)

NOUS SOMMES EN GUERRE (Original Series Soundtrack)

Director Emmanuel Fricero

Music by Franck Ancelin

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Stella doesn’t believe in the Coronavirus. For her, it’s a manipulation by the state. But Covie-19 will catch up to her sooner than she thinks and will push her towards a drastic change of heart: if we change, the world change…

Emmanuel Fricero (Réalisateur): Je collabore avec Franck Ancelin depuis 2008. Il m’a paru évident de lui confier la création musicale de la série “Nous Sommes en Guerre” pour lui conférer cette atmosphère anxiogène, confinée puis libératrice que je recherchais. 

Franck Ancelin (Compositeur): Emmanuel m’expose ses envies, l’histoire et l’univers de la série afin de dégager une ligne directrice qui donnera le ton. Ce Coronavirus est vraiment quelque chose de dramatique, au même titre que les maladies qui ont marqué les siècles passés. Je cherchais un doux mélange entre le déjà vécu (le passé), et ce que nous vivons (le présent). Si vous êtes attentifs à l’écoute de cette Bande Originale, vous entendrez sur tous les morceaux un léger effet de grésillement vinyle/radio comme à l’époque tel un message du passé. Je trouvais l’idée intéressante, cet effet est discret et suggéré puisqu’on l’entend de manière inconsciente. Pour moi, la musique de film doit faire parler les émotions.