Michel Fano 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. 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.
The following are Fano's acknowledged compositions; numerous works of juvenilia and works-in-progress also exist.
- Sonate pour deux pianos (1952)
- Étude pour 15 instruments (Picc.Fl.Ob.Eh.Cl[E♭].Cl.Bcl.2Hn.Ptpt.2Tpt.Sax.2Vln.2Va.2Vlc.Cb) (1954)
- La Chambre Secréte (Electronic music with text by Alain Robbe-Grillet)
- Fab V (piano solo, 1995)
- L'Immortelle (1963, dir. Alain Robbe-Grillet)
- Trans-Europ-Express (1966, dir. Alain Robbe-Grillet)
- L'homme qui ment (1968, dir. Alain Robbe-Grillet)
- L'éden et après (1970, dir. Alain Robbe-Grillet)
- Glissements progressifs du plaisir (1974, dir. Alain Robbe-Grillet)