15 17 Oct '24

Louis Crelier

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Function: Composer WSAcademy: WSA Voting Member
Born in Neuchâtel (Switzerland), Louis Crelier started his professionnal career in 1978 as resident composer at the Théâtre Populaire Romand (TPR). Since then, he has composed over 30 scores for stage. Since 2018, he has been composing three operas: The Glass Citadel (with Pierre Christin and Enki Bilal), Sheherazade, trial of an infidel and The Passion according to Mary.

Since 1981, he has specialized in film score composition and has worked extensively in Western Europe, having composed over 100 film scores including feature films, tv-movies and documentaries. In 1984, he was awarded the prestigious Vocation Award by the Baroness of Rothschild for his contribution to film score composition. In 1994, he received the 40th Anniversary Award of the Swiss Television for his song Couleur Noir et Blanc (Color Black and White). In 2001, the film Azzurro is awarded as "Best Film of the Year" at the Swiss Cinema Awards, and his music is nominated to the World Soundtrack Awards in the category "Best Song Written Directly for a Film » along with composers such as John Williams or Hans Zimmer. In 2006, he is nominated to the European Soundtrack Awards for the music of Pas de Panique directed by Denis Rabaglia.

Louis Crelier is a member of the World Soundtrack Academy and of the European Film Academy. He is also founder and former Vice-President of the European Federation of Film Music Composers (FFACE) and co-founder of ECSA, https://composeralliance.org/

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