Funky Spanish comedy short, directed by María Giráldez & Miguel Provencio with music by Cristobal Tapia de Veer.
The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television has awarded Cristo with a Prix Gémeaux in the categories:
- Best Original Music
- Best Musical Theme
for his work on the comedy-drama Série Noire, which took home 5 of the 6 nominations of yesterday's Craft & Design Awards.
Merci infiniment à l'académie, on est très ému!
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UTOPIA OST - remastered for vinyl !
Great news! The best show on Quebec TV from the past year is returning for a second season.
After months of suspense, Ici Radio-Canada Télé – trying saying that weighty name ten times real quick! – announced Monday that Série Noire is not dead. Production will begin on another season of the quirky comic-drama in the winter of 2015.
There had been much speculation as to whether or not Rad-Can would renew the show given that its ratings had been less than blockbuster. But it was easily the most critically acclaimed series of the local TV season, became a cult hit with many, created quite the sensation on social media and recently landed a leading 16 nominations for the upcoming Prix Gémeaux Gala, the Quebec TV awards (which takes place Sept. 14).
Brendan Kelly, The Gazette; read the full article here
In January 2013 my close friend Claude gave me a text message that read:
“Have you heard about a new show starting on Channel 4 called Utopia? It sounds like the kind of thing you’ll become obsessed with.”
By the end of the first episode I had already emailed the genius composer behind the brilliant music to enquire if I could release an EP by him.
Cristobal has gone on to further greatness since then so it is unlikely he will remember my gentle courting but bloody heck, was his music good.
The soundtrack to Utopia could easily have been released by Warp Records as a stand alone record, it is that wonderful.
As you all know, arguably the most important British TV series has just started its second run and we have once again been introduced to Cristobal’s on-the-money sounds.
I was curious if the signature theme and other noticeable compositions would survive for series two.
Thankfully they have, but they have also far exceeded my expectations because of the very delicate re-workings Cristobal has incorporated.
They sound much richer and fuller now, like there is a lot more emotion heard in them, when before they were quite sterile (which is a good thing).
The way the score has mirrored the change in mood from first series to second series has been nothing short of superb.
I for one am extremely grateful to Claude for giving me that text message.
Without that little tip, I might have been pathetically late to the Cristobal Tapia de Veer bandwagon.
Oh, and FYI – Series two is already a monster.
The biggest game changer of a television series this side of the Atlantic.
Glad to hear that you enjoyed the first two episodes of season 2 - don't miss out on the next four, every Tuesday at 10pm, C4.
Meanwhile Cristo is very busy putting the next album together, his eyes already look like the one in the Utopia promo cover...
Did you know he adapted some tracks for Utopia's 8-bit game?