The Cinemix project is a collection of reinterpretations of the the greatest original soundtrack from the 60’s and 70’s, a crossroad between past and present and a successful meeting between electronic music and cinema. The compilation revisits the work of composers François de Roubaix, Antoine Duhamel, Ennio Morricone, Charles Dumont, Michel Magne, Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier. It has been released in 2003 on Universal Jazz.
Remixers include :
1. Sporto Kantes, France, Pierrot le Fou.
2. Readymade FC, France, Sans Mobile Apparent.
3. TroubleMakers, France, L’Homme Orchestre.
4. Rubin Steiner, France, L’Homme Orchestre.
5. Gonzales & Taylor Savvy, Canada, Dernier Domicile Connu, La Mer est Grande, L’Homme Orchestre.
6. Luke Vibert, UK, L’Homme Orchestre.
7. Mocky, Canada, Trafic.
8. DJ Patife, Brésil, Compartiments Tueurs
9. Zzouf, UK/France, Trafic.
10. Sofa Surfers, Autriche, La Horse.
11. Howie B, UK, La Horse.
12. Swayzak, UK, Fantômas.
13. Carl Craig, USA, La Mer est Grande
14. Christian Morgenstern feat. Gesa, Allemagne, Le Cercle Rouge.
15. Twitch, UK/France, Dernier Domicile Connu.
16. Nicolas Repac, France, Dernier Domicile Connu.
17. Benjamin Diamond vs Octet, France, Sans Mobile Apparent.
18. Alif Tree, France, Dernier Domicile Connu.
Pop music, dramatic art
Longer confined to specialist record stores shelves, film music is becoming a popular genre in itself. If some geniuses such as Ennio Morricone, John Barry or Nino Rota are well established, there is a generation of French composers who stay too much time anonymous. Emblematic composers of the French school : Michel Magne, Antoine Duhamel, Eric Demarsan and also their colleague François de Roubaix, the European pioneer in « Home Studio » and « Re-recording » (first multitrack). Their discography is a bible for diggers. For example, the theme of « Dernier Domicile Connu » composed by François de Roubaix has been sampled by musicians as diverse as Robbie Williams, Lil’ Bow Wow or Dog Eat Dog…
Reinterprete rather than sample
Compilations and anthologies allow all those who want to catch up… But the work of these composers still remains to be put into perspective with the current music scene. Once the premise established, one thing is clear : electronic music is probably the kind of music that made use the most of the film music heritage : samples of course, but also a very « cinematic »sound atmosphere. Rather than building another compilation of remixes, the master of ceremony of the Cinemix project, Jaïs Elalouf, decided to invite some artists filled by this cinematic atmosphere… The idea is not to make a compilation of remixes but a series of reinterpretations (without sampling the OST) by transposing the original music into a modern context.
All original songs are from the 30 volumes collection « Ecouter le Cinéma », the reference for film soundtracks, created by Universal Jazz France and led by Stéphane Lerouge.
The selection of original songs was made jointly by Stéphane Lerouge and Frederic Elalouf.
Movies and composers:
1965 – PIERROT LE FOU
Music by Antoine Duhamel / Film by Jean-Luc Godard / with Jean-Paul Belmondo & Anna Karina
1971 – SANS MOBILE APPARENT
Music by Ennio Morricone / Film by Philippe Labro / with Jean-Louis Trintignant
1970 – L’HOMME ORCHESTRE
Music by François de Roubaix / Film by Serge Korber / with Louis de Funès
1969 – DERNIER DOMICILE CONNU
Music by François de Roubaix / Film by José Giovanni / with Lino Ventura & Marlene Jobert
1973 – LA MER EST GRANDE
Music by François de Roubaix / Film (TV series) by Philippe Condroyer / with Yves-Marie Maurin
1971 – TRAFIC
Music by Charles Dumont / Film by Jacques Tati / with Jacques Tati
1965 – COMPARTIMENTS TUEURS
Music by Michel Magne / Film by Constantin Costa-Gavras / with Yves Montand
1970 – LA HORSE
Music by Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier / Film by Pierre Granier-Deferre / with Jean Gabin
Music by Michel Magne / Film by Andre Hunebelle / with Louis de Funès & Jean Marais
1970 – LE CERCLE ROUGE
Eric Demarsan music / Film by Jean-Pierre Melville / with Bourvil, Alain Delon & Yves Montand