Michel Fano

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Michel Fano in Paris, 2013

Michel Fano (born 9 December 1929)[1] is a French musician, composer, writer, filmmaker, and sound designer. He developed the concept of continuum sonore to describe the potential for a film's soundtrack to interact with its visual content.[2][3] During the early 1950s, he was part of a generation of composers associated with the Darmstadt School, and was a lifelong friend of Pierre Boulez. From 1962 until 1975, he regularly collaborated with Alain Robbe-Grillet on cinematic projects, creating partitions sonores (or "sound-scores") for five of Robbe-Grillet's films.[4][5][6]



The following are Fano's acknowledged compositions; numerous works of juvenilia and works-in-progress also exist.[7]

  • Sonate pour deux pianos (1952)
  • Étude XV (Picc. Fl. Ob. Eh. Cl[E♭]. Cl. Bcl. 2Hn. Ptpt. 2Tpt. Sax. 2Vln. 2Va. 2Vlc. Cb) (1954, premiered 2021)
  • La Chambre Secréte (Electronic music with text by Alain Robbe-Grillet)
  • Fab V (piano solo, 1995)

Partitions sonores[edit]


  1. ^ "Michel Fano (Compositeur de "" / ""...)". Cinezik.fr.[failed verification]
  2. ^ Deleuze, Gilles (2013). Cinema II: The Time-Image. Bloomsbury. p. 240. ISBN 9781472512604.
  3. ^ "Michel Fano (biography, works, resources)" (in French and English). IRCAM.
  4. ^ a b "Michel Fano – Cinémathèque française". cinema.encyclopedie.personnalites.bifi.fr. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  5. ^ "Michel Fano". MUBI. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  6. ^ Michel Fano at IMDb
  7. ^ "Musiques". michelfano.fr. Retrieved 2018-08-12.

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