I SOMEHOW FOUND MYSELF WRITING MUSIC FOR FILM AND STAGE
A LITTLE HISTORY
Michel is a BAFTA nominated American musician, singer-songwriter and composer based in England. He has composed film scores, classical, rock, and experimental music, and is the winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Award.
Michel was nominated for a BAFTA award for his soundtrack of the much praised BBC Storyville film Men Of The City, his music has been the soundtrack for many other awards, including Amnesty International Human Rights Film Award, Silver Horn Award, BBC2 Greenlight Award, Grierson Award and the Berlin Film Festival Best Documentary Winner. His soundtrack for the Praslin Pictures film “Peter” has been described as an extremely haunting meeting of Gregorian Chant with Classical Minimalism.
“I formally trained as a classical trumpet player at New England Conservatory, Boston USA. Once in the UK, I concentrated on having fun in the wonderful world that joins formal music with spontaneity.
With my band, and as guest musician on various projects, I somehow found myself writing music for film and stage, in between doing the band, classical music, and experimental stuff…”
“Although from time to time I make use of sequenced music, I always add live guitars, bass, pianos, keyboards, wind instruments, trumpet etc… and a collection of world & other wonderful instruments: mandolin, bazuki, accordion, zither, you name it – it’s magic!”