Workshop 2012

Take ten young composers with ten different ways of conceiving music, and give them ten intensive days to create. What do you get? An amazing cine-concert during the closing night of the Festival! Its popularity with the festival-goers makes this event an indispensable one! In 2012, it was led by the composer, musician and orchestrator Pierre Adenot.
This yearly tradition continued with a selection of shorts by great silent film directors as Buster Keaton and Georges Méliès.


Until it’s time for the recording, the composer’s activity is very often lonely. This is why the master class of composition, within the Festival d’Aubagne framework, offers a unique perspective:  Il allows for young musicians to get out of their comfort zones by exchanging their ideas and responding as a group in order to learn from another. Take the instrumentalist activity for example, where listening to others is just as important and as formative as personal work. To my knowledge, composition training in a group setting is very rare, and I am delighted to take part in this activity.


Born in November 1965, Pierre Adenot was classically trained at the Lyon Conservatory and won first prize for oboe as well as for counterpoint. He composed his first film score, La Reussite de Brice Mallier at the age of 15.
Combining a strong classical background from the RNC of Lyon with a comprehensive Jazz training with Clare Fischer, Pierre Adenot quickly emerges as an arranger and an orchestrator with an array of rich and subtle musical styles: Currently, he is collaborating with Calogero or Charles Aznavour.
Alongside his arrangement projects, he distinguishes himself in his composition of original music for film, television and advertising: "La Vérité ou presque" by Sam Karmann, "Paris je t'aime" (multiple directors, including Alexander Payne, Richard Lagravenese, Wes Craven), and his more recent work "Les Émotifs anonymes" by Jean-Pierre Améris. Pierre Adenot won, amongst others, the SACEM Grand Prize for best score for "Les Aveux de l'innocent" by Jean-Pierre AMÉRIS.