Traffic Quintet Plays Alexandre Desplat!

February 15, 2016

The Traffic Quintet’s latest project is dedicated to the film music of Academy Award winner Alexandre Desplat (famous for scoring such hits as The Grand Budapest Hotel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Queen, The Kings Speech).

This album celebrates the 10th anniversary of Traffic Quintet, which was founded in 2005 by Dominique “Solrey” Lemonnier to explore the fascinating world of film music.

Wife of Alexandre and concertmaster of most of Desplat’s film scores since his first movie soundtrack, Solrey created Traffic Quintet (string quartet and double bass) to develop a new live concept: shows, in which transcriptions of famous film scores are accompanied by arresting new visuals, screened during the performance.

Through this unique connection and intimate arrangements for chamber group, Solrey’s vision is to give film music a new lease of life apart from the films they were originally written for.

The album features guest appearances by Alain Planès (piano, celeste) and Alexandre Desplat himself (flutes, glockenspiel, celeste).

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