“Fred Avril is one of very few composers blessed with such a range of attributes. Not only is he able to create melodies that build strong emotions, but his career as an electro artist has given him unique production skills. On top of this, he has an indepth knowledge of film classics, along with their soundtracks, which ensures good taste and a large palette of compositions, from easy-listening gems to killer pop-rock tracks. I was confident when I pitched his work and his initial material immediately convinced the director. The collaboration revealed itself to be as fruitful as it always should be – I’m looking forward to some more work with him.”
Thomas Jamois, music supervisor – Creaminal / Wrestling Queens Imdb

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“UNIQUE. Working with Fred Avril is a unique experience. He is talented, inspired and hardworking – giving himself entirely to films to ensure they hit the right note. He is a perfectionist and when he commits to the adventure of a film, he gives everything. At the same time, he is an incredible guitar-player and singer, a one-man band, a great arranger, a DJ… His innumerable hats make him a musical phenomenon worthy of comparisons with legendary composers Delerue, De Roubaix and Cosma. Perhaps most importantly, he’s curious about everything, and truly in love with cinema.
All the directors I introduced Fred Avril to were enchanted and transformed by the collaboration. His musical imagination invariably exceeded their hopes. I am very proud of the soundtracks I’ve supervised with him.”
Pierre-Marie Dru, music supervisor – Sound of Noise / les Voies Impénétrables / Les Amis à Vendre. Pigalle

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“Fred Avril has a fantastic feeling of not only finding the exact right tone for scenes, but also to deepen and enhance the story. He has a free musical mind, working with all aspects of musical sounds, from the electrical hum of an air condition fan to the vibrato of a romantic string section.”
O. Simonsson & J.S. Nilsson, directors –  Sound of Noise, Sweden 2010.More

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“The score for Sparrow captured the feeling I wanted, and brought out the musical playfulness that was so crucial to my image.”
Johnnie To, director Sparrow,HK 2008. Imdb

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“Thank you so much for your hard work and your relentless drive to make everything PARFAIT !”
Liz W. Garcia, director – The Lifeguard, USA 2013. Imdb

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“I am very happy and proud of our first film together, and most of all impressed by Fred Avril’s working capacity and communication, in addition to finding his music sublime.”
David Abplanalp Estimé,
music supervisor – The Lifeguard, USA 2013. More
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SHORT BIOGRAPHY

 

– 2002 : Winner of Prix Constantin (French equivalent of Mercury Prize) “most amazing album of the year” award for  – “That Horse must be starving” a film-oriented electro-pop album . Mainly experimenting with sounds and software, Avril toured the album at events such as the Montreux Jazz Festival. Collaborations including: Nouvelle Vague, DJ Chloé, Archive, Hollywood mon Amour (feat. Juliette Lewis) 

– 2008 : Best film music nomination at Hong Kong Film Festival and Golden Horse for Johnnie To’s “Sparrow” soundtrack (with Xavier Jamaux). Avril provided over 40 minutes of the score for the film, which broke China’s box-office record of 5 million within three days.

– 2010 : Winner of Stockholm Film Festival Music Award for Swedish-French comedy-crime film “SOUND OF NOISE” – “With great innovation and skill, the score elevates the story to becoming a unique, entertaining and magical film.”

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SOUNDTRACKS

 

– SOUNDWALK Le Marais (Stephan Crasneanscki / Isild Le Besco) audio score,  2007

MAD DETECTIVE (Johnnie To / Wai Ka Fai) arrangements+ additional music, Hong Kong,  2007

SPARROW (Johnnie To) co-composer, Hong Kong, 2008

– SOUND OF NOISE  (Ola Simonsson & Johannes Stjärne Nilsson) Sweden, 2010

ATTRACTION (Koji Morimoto) Interactive manga, France, 2011

LES VOIES IMPENETRABLES (Noémie Saglio, Maxime Govare) France, TV, 2012

WRESTLING QUEENS (Jean-Marc Rudnicki) France, 2013

LES AMIS A VENDRE (Gaetan Bevernaege) France, TV, 2013

THE LIFEGUARD (Liz W. Garcia) US, 2013

SMS (in progress) (Gabriel Julien La Ferrière) FR, Les Productions du Trésor, 2014

LES BETISES (in progress) (Rose et Alice Philippon) FR, Rézo Films, 2015