Alternate music composed by Olivier Gagnon
for the International Film Music Composition of the Zurich Film Festival
The music of Olivier Gagnon shows
“a homogenous language with
considerable wealth and variety of colours in the orchestration, as well as an excellent structure
testifying the maturity of the musician”
- Concorso internazionale di composizione "Romualdo Marenco"
ABOUT OLIVIER GAGNON
Olivier Gagnon is a composer based in Montreal, Canada. During his 15 years of experience in composition, his music was performed in many countries. He was also awarded many prizes in international composition competition. Among those, he received the first prize of the International Antonín Dvořák and the prize for the wind symphony section of the Concorso internazionale di composizione "Romualdo Marenco".
All these experiences led him to intensively develop a narrative and dramatic musical style that perfectly fits the needs of films of different genres. Thanks to his experience as a contemporary music composer he developed expertise for orchestral music as well as composition for horror, thriller and suspense films.
Olivier is very dedicated to the project he is involved with and is also very mindful of the vision of the directors and to the dramatic needs of the scenarios of the films he is working on. This commitment to the project and the director's needs makes him very valuable for the artists he is working with.
Additional to his experience as a composer, he conducted a doctoral research on the perception of emotions in music. This makes him an expert to adapt music to the different dramatic and emotional situations of the films he is involved on, by proposing a music that perfectly supports the scenarios, as well as enhancing the experience and immersion of the audience making his services so unique.