Friday, 27 July 2018

Bienvenue in Paree...

A young black girl at the Gare Saint Lazare, working for the train station to help travellers and tourists:

Girl: "Oh it's very eezee, you go down down down of ze gare, hein! Trois niveaux, hein? And zen you follow ze panneau, d'accord? And you walk tout droit and you are arrivé!"

Tourist: ...

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Finished the music for the end credits of Song Lang. Solo violin by Koji, strings, percussion, and the piano reprising the elegy at the very end. I asked Leon to sing a couple of lines in cải lương style so that the audience dive once more in the atmosphere of the film before leaving the theatre. A few details to readjust, but I think the score for the film is now completed. I can't believe I managed given the conditions and the limited time I had.

Now, three days left in Paris before the next chapter begins...

Saturday, 21 July 2018

"I'm afraid to forget as well, and as quickly as the others. To forget the earth is very rich but for the good of many species and not just one, be it the human one."

Thursday, 5 July 2018

I dreamed that I bumped into my dear friend Lara, who lives in Toronto.
"You know the great news?" I gleefully told her. "We will finally meet again after all these years! I will come to Canada!!!" 

The logic of dreams...

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

The narrative reaches a point when trying to make sense of something equates putting all your energy to create a new illusion so not to face the fact that it all was built on an erroneous notion of ourselves, although it would have been impossible to realise that before having lived the life experience that led to the point when the narrative reaches a point when... 

Night time musing. Oh well... insomnia again. 

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Final days for the score of Song Lang, yet still a lot of music to revise and edit or new music to write... I had to... enrich the sound of the string ensemble, so I recorded a bit of my cello playing - 'playing' is a euphemism to describe what I did, but well, long notes to hold, I can manage!

Bientôt fini!!!


I (finally) received the contract for the film yesterday and I was slightly amused by the mention stating that "I shouldn't be drinking nor playing cards during work".
Obviously, the production company knows nought when it comes to dealing with composers. The contract was obviously made for the technicians... 

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Ce matin, ce n'était pas un lapin mais Dennis qui fredonnait une autre 'perle' de La Compagnie Créole: C'est bon pour le moral.

Comme le remarquait Vanessa, "Il y en a qui connaissent leurs classiques!"
Bonne journée.