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# Track   Duration
1.Calamity, Opening1:56
2.Reverie0:46
3.The Carcass0:42
4.The Caravans0:47
5.Scorn0:43
6.Becoming Calamity3:48
7.Crossing the Valley1:12
8.Bedtime Stories1:22
9.Who Do You Think You Are?1:32
10.Ostracism1:11
11.Lock Them Up!0:53
12.Escape1:51
13.Encounter0:36
14.Jonas1:22
15.Breaking the Chain1:01
16.Hot Springs1:46
17.The Vein2:01
18.The Costume1:26
19.The Haul1:11
20.Calamity, Epilog5:16
21.Calamity, End Credits2:57
22.Je m'appelle Calamity3:11
23.Becoming Calamity (Version 2)2:08
 39:37
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Calamity - 10/10 - Review of FilmClassic , submitted at (French)
Loin des grosses écuries de l'animation type Disney, Pixar ou Dreamworks, cette réalisation franco-danoise sortie de nulle part, racontant l'enfance de ‘Calamity Jane’, tire largement son épingle du jeu en proposant une histoire simple mais remarquablement énergique. L'action se passe aux Etats-Unis dans les années 1860 où un convoi de chariots de plusieurs familles tente de traverser le pays à la recherche d'une terre nouvelle afin de s'y installer et y débuter une vie meilleure. Une aventure pleine de dangers et riche en rencontres qui, étape par étape, révélera la mythique ‘Calamity Jane’.

Nominé à plusieurs reprises pour ses œuvres, notamment en 2015 pour ‘Tout en haut du monde’ (trois fois au Festival du film francophone d'Angoulême et au Festival international du film d'animation d'Annecy), c’est le réalisateur et animateur Français ‘Rémi Chayé’ qui est au commande de ce magnifique film d’animation.
Pour mener à bien son projet, il a fait appel à la compositrice uruguayenne ‘Florencia Di Concilio’. Son choix s’illustre par sa composition, déjà repérée pour la bande originale d'Ava’ de ‘Léa Mysius’, qu'elle a signé en 2017. De plus, il s'accorde parfaitement bien avec le féminisme du film. A ce sujet, ‘Chayé’ voulait une équipe totalement paritaire, alors que seulement 1% des compositeurs de musiques de films sont des femmes !

Née au milieu d'une dictature sud-américaine, ‘Florencia Di Concilio’ a grandi dans une maison pleine de disques d'opéra italiens poussiéreux, traînant très jeune dans des boîtes de nuit et des cabarets où son père jouait du jazz et du tango, et faisant ses débuts sur scène. Avec le temps, elle est devenue une pianiste classique accomplie, obtenant des diplômes du New England Conservatory de Boston, remportant des concours internationaux et se produisant au niveau international en tant que pianiste de concert. Grâce à une maîtrise du langage musical classique et de la composition électronique, elle a développé un style de marque qui peut être mieux décrit comme une orchestration de la vie quotidienne. Elle utilise de vrais bruits perçus par tous et grâce à sa technique personnelle de traitement du son, les transforme en instruments de musique et les orchestre en morceaux de musique organiques, complexes et imposants sur le plan architectural.

En signant la bande originale de 'Calamity', mêlant instruments bluegrass (banjo, guitare, mandoline, violon et contrebasse) et orchestre symphonique, ‘Florencia Di Concilio’ a prouvé une fois de plus, combien sa musique est humaniste, utilisant un langage auquel on peut immédiatement s'identifier et qui nous ramène à l'essentiel artistique. Au travers de ses notes épiques et douces la compositrice collent à l'action de l’héroïne du film et font délicatement écho à l'émotion que découvre le spectateur en voyant ce très beau film d’animation.

Enfin, aimant les anciens pressages américains, j’épingle le vibrant hommage aux éditions Columbia parues dans les années 1960 et caractérisé, en haut à droite de la pochette du disque, par le logo « Stéréo » qui nous rappelle les années glorieuses des westerns, tels que la bande sonore d’Alamo, de ‘Tiomkin’.

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The Michel Legrand Prize

Added on Saturday, June 26, 2021   Posted by Philippe Mouchon

The Michel Legrand Prize

The Michel Legrand Prize, created on November 10, 2020, by the association 'Michel Legrand pour la Musique,' whose president is Mrs. Macha Méril Legrand, was awarded this Saturday, June 19, 2021, at the Domaine de La Mothe, the property where Michel Legrand lived the last twelve years of his life.

The Michel Legrand Prize, created on November 10, 2020, by the association 'Michel Legrand pour la Musique,' whose president is Mrs. Macha Méril Legrand, was awarded this Saturday, June 19, 2021, at the Domaine de La Mothe, the property where Michel Legrand lived the last twelve years of his life.

The jury was chaired, for this first edition, by Jacques Perrin and consisted of Valérie Donzelli, Rosalie Varda, Mathilda May, Jean-Claude Petit, Xavier Beauvois and Henri de Marquette.

Edition 2021:
Award « Emerging Talent »: Erwann Chandon for the film Simon's Got a Gift.
Prize for the best International film music Composer: Florencia di Concilio for Calamity.
Honorary Prize: Gabriel Yared.




More info at: Making of the Film's Music: From the musical model to the cinematic screen...



Calamity: a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary

Added on Thursday, October 15, 2020   Posted by Philippe Mouchon

Calamity: a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary

Composer Florencia Di Concilio composed the original score to 'Calamity: a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary', winner of the Cristal Award at this year's online edition of Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

Composer Florencia Di Concilio composed the original score to 'Calamity: a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary', winner of the Cristal Award at this year's online edition of Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

Calamity: a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary
- a film by Rémi Chayé (Long Way North)

1863, United States of America. In a convoy traveling west with the hope of a better life, Martha Jane’s father is injured. She is the one who has to drive the family cart and look after the horses. The learning is tough and yet Martha Jane has never felt so free. And as it is more practical for horse riding, she does not hesitate to put on pants. This is too daring for Abraham, the leader of the convoy.
Accused of theft, Martha is forced to flee. Dressed as a boy, looking for evidence of her innocence, she discovers a world under construction where her unique personality will assert itself.
An adventure full of dangers and rich in encounters which, step by step, will reveal the legendary Calamity Jane.

In June, Rémi Chayé's animated film was awarded the Cristal Prize during the online 2020 edition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

'Maybe Movies, the French production house behind 2015 Annecy International Animation Film Festival Audience Award winner “Long Way North” from director Rémi Chayé, is back in the feature film competition of this year’s online edition with the director’s next feature “Calamity,” among the most-buzzed up titles after last year’s standing-room only Works in Progress panel.' (Variety)

Uruguayan composer Florencia di Concilio signs the soundtrack to the film, which musically accompanies Martha Jane on her adventure in the American West:

'The original score to 'Calamity' needs to be both authentic and at the same time a symphonic reconstruction of an imagination, simultaneously supporting the story, the script and the extremely singular aesthetics of the animation. That’s why - in one score - several genres coexist: a Bluegrass formation (banjo, guitar, mandolin, violin and double bass), a rather experimental approach to sound composition combined with a conventional score for symphonic orchestra. Through the fragility and freshness of a child's gaze, all of this blends nicely into one epic soundtrack.'

Director Rémi Chayé about the collaboration with he composer:
'We went from a handful of songs to a total of 38 minutes of music on this film. Then Florencia orchestrated part of the bluegrass songs, which she herself transcribed to be played by forty musicians. Working with Florencia is a real pleasure: the beauty of these melodies, the generosity of her musical approach and the creativity she develops make this collaboration a real delight. I think the final result will resonate.'

About Florencia Di Concilio:
Armed with an indisputable virtuosity - fruit of an intensive learning process during many years - Florencia Di Concilio offers a universe of striking richness. Between the opera records of Italian grandparents and the melodies of her father, jazz and tango pianist, the Uruguayan composer colors her music with all these influences, appropriating films without ever disguising their nature.

Dark Blood, by George Sluizer, filmed in 1993 and released almost 20 years later, illustrates this intention and allows the composer to sublimate the burning deserts of Utah. His remarkable work on strings, in particular guitars (arpeggione, charango, cuatro) allows to reinforce a folk imagination while bringing a magnificent depth to the whole, giving the landscape and the history, a suffocating almost palpable aspect. Dark Blood is a score close to those of The Last of Us and The Motorcycle Diaries but also to the work of the productive duo Nick Cave & Warren Ellis (The Assassination of Jesse James, Hell or High Water), composers with whom she shares the love of tangible and real, organic sound. Further in this vein, it is impossible not to mention Ava, a feature film by Léa Mysius, where the musician plunges us into the agonizing road to blindness, constantly playing on the contrast between the subject and its light staging.

Besides fiction, Florencia's brilliant work also shines in documentaries: Buddy by Heddy Honigmann, Becoming Zlatan by Frederik and Magnus Gertten or Love Hotel by Philip Cox and Hikaru Toda. In the latter, she varies the atmospheres, mixing oriental inspirations and minimalist music, highlighting the romantic getaways of wise or insane customers. Another proof of her atypical talent is her unique arrangement of Golden Slumbers, taken from the Beatles album Abbey Road and reorchestrated for the Miami Symphony Orchestra. Completely reworked, the melody of Paul McCartney takes on a new dimension, in a setting clearly evoking the concertos for piano of Sergei Rachmaninov, a direct resonance with her past and a career as a pianist before starting to write and compose herself. This turned out to be a wise decision: by her precision, complete mastery and integrity, Florencia Di Concilio stands out as one of the strong figures of the new generation.

Original score composed and orchestrated by
Florencia Di Concilio
Published by Maybe Movies – Les Éditions du 22 Décembre – Music Sales


More info at: Official movie website Gebeka Films





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