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Cyril Morin

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Born in Blois (France) in 1962 Cyril Morin began studying music at the age of 6 and after attending the National Music Academy he picked up classical guitar and discovered rock and blues. During this period he naturally joined different bands and played in gigs and stages around till 1982, after which he made his first clip and decided to move to Paris. He met with artists and producers, for whom he began to arrange songs, jingles, sound library music as well as several albums. The diversity of his works gave him the opportunity of exploring different musical genres and learn more about recording sessions and studio production. He quite naturally recorded his first single, soon followed by the release of an instrumental album in 1990 called "Distance". Further to these accomplishments he returned to more elaborate musical studies. His meeting with Serguei Celibidache encouraged him to write for orchestra.

In 1993 Cyril Morin composed his first movie soundtracks (eg. "Khajuraho" - directed by Pan Nalin - ), documentaries as well as TV productions. He gradually composed more and more film soundtracks and began producing his own albums ("Flood", "String Quartet"). In 1995 he composed the music for Natasha de Betak's "Kaal" that was presented in festivals worldwide and won many awards (Tempere, Capalbio, Londres, USA).

A long and productive relationship then began with director Henri Helman for TV films and series such as "Une Vie Pour Une Autre", "Tramontane", "Mediterranée", "L'Institutrice" (awarded best film in 2000), all very successful in France and throughout Europe. The album "One Of My Dreams", released in 1999, led composer Mirwaïs to hire Cyril to orchestrate his solo album and the song "Paradise (not for me)" performed by Madonna.

In 2001 Cyril Morin composed the music of "Ayurveda-art of being", a documentary feature film on Indian medicine directed by Pan Nalin and produced by Pandora Film, soon followed by the music of "Samsara" (Virgin Records), a "spiritual love story" filmed in Ladakh by same director. This soundtrack brought him quite a success in many countries. In 2003 his solo album “Western Pansori” (Milan Records) cleverly mixes electro and orchestra and opens the American market to Cyril.

In the last few years Cyril Morin mainly worked on feature films : « The Syrian Bride » (Colosseum Records) by director Eran Riklis, awarded more than ten times including for Best Original Soundtrack both in Auxerre and Cannes in 2004 - , “Automne” by American director Ra’Up McGee, “Zaina, Cavalière de l’Atlas” (Naïve Records), by director Bourlem Guerdjou, “La Petite Jerusalem” by film-maker Karin Albou, “20 nights and a rainy day”, by Lam Lê, “Shamelove” by Mattew McUsic and more recently “Valley of Flowers” in a renewed partnership with director Pan Nalin.

“I like to think I’m not just a composer of a single genre. I just try to make a soundtrack most personal and endeavour to make it real new and permanently explore every possible direction.”  

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