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MICHEL CUSSON SOLO +++ NEW SHOW +++ PREMIERES MARCH 28th 2015 IN MONTREAL +++ INFO HERE

 

The best way to talk about music is to listen to it!

Over the last twenty years, I composed music for dozens of films, TV series and mega-shows, working with everything from small bands to 100 piece orchestras. Lots of precision is required to achieve the right emotion and mood. Each picture is unique, every director has a different approach.

Here, I've choosen some of my best cues and tunes in a wide-range of styles, classified by categories and moods.

PS: I am also the founder of MELODIKA, click here to listen to our work.

  Action
  Modern
  Romantic
  Mysterious
  Suspense
  Drama
  Songs
  Mega-shows
  Themes
  Minimalist/Ambient
  Comedy
  Various
Credits
  Film

LA MAISON DU PECHEUR
DRAMA
Alain Chartrand

MAÏNA
*with Kim Gaboury
ADVENTURE/DRAMA
Michel Poulette

ROUGE SANG
PERIOD THRILLER
Martin Doepner

OMERTA: LE FILM
THRILLER
Luc Dionne

COTEAU ROUGE
*with Kim Gaboury
COMEDY-DRAMA
André Forcier

RESTE AVEC MOI
DRAMA
Robert Menard

RACE TO MARS
SCI-FI THRILLER
George Mihalka

LE GENIE DU CRIME
COMEDY-DRAMA
Louis Belanger

THE ROCKET | MAURICE RICHARD
BIOGRAPHICAL DRAMA
Charles Binamé

AURORE
PERIOD DRAMA
Luc Dionne

HUNT FOR JUSTICE: THE LOUISE HARBOUR STORY
BIOGRAPHICAL DRAMA
Charles Binamé

LES GUERRIERS
DRAMA
Micheline Lanctôt

MONICA LA MITRAILLE
BIOGRAPHICAL DRAMA
Pierre Houle

DANS UNE GALAXIE PRÈS DE CHEZ VOUS
SCI-FI COMEDY
Claude Desrosiers

MY FIRST WEDDING
COMEDY
Laurent Firode

PÈRE ET FILS
COMED-DRAMA
Michel Boujenah

UN HOMME ET SON PÉCHÉ
PERIOD DRAMA
Charles Binamé

NAPOLEON
*with Richard Grégoire
BIOGRAPHICAL DRAMA
Yves Simoneau

METALLIC BLUES
DRAMA
Dan Verete

LE COLLECTIONNEUR
THRILLER
Jean Beaudin

WATCHTOWER
THRILLER
George Mihalka

DR. LUCILLE
BIOGRAPHICAL DRAMA
George Mihalka

LA COMPTESSE DE BATON-ROUGE
COMEDY-DRAMA
André Forcier

L’AUTOMNE SAUVAGE
THRILLER
Gabriel Pelletier

  Documentaries
  Mega-shows
 

CORNO
as Melodika
Guy Édouin

RENDEZ-VOUS AVEC LA MORT
6 episodes

CANADA ABOVE AND BEYOND
4 episodes

RIOPELLE
Pierre Houle

QUÉBEC INC.

PELLAN LA FEMME DÉSIRÉE
Pierre Houle

ÉTAIT FABRIQUÉ AU QUÉBEC
jean Guénette

 

NOW SHOWING

ODYSSEO
Wayne Fowkes
(World Tour – since 2011)

CAVALIA
Erick Villeneuve
(World Tour – since 2003)

ERA: INTERSECTION OF TIME
Erick Villeneuve
(Shanghai, China – since 2005)
> ERA II Xinyang
> ERA III Dujiangyan

ULALENA
*with Luc Boivin
Kevin Dominges & Genevieve Marchais
(Hawaii, USA – since 1999)

PAST

LE PETIT ROI
Serge Postigo
(Montreal, Quebec)

KALEIDO
Erick Villeneuve
(Shanghai, China)

WAIKIKI NEI
Pierrette Venne
(Hawaii, USA)

AO : LA FANTASTIQUE LÉGENDE
Erick Villeneuve
(Drummondville, QC)

LES LÉGENDES FANTASTIQUES
Fernand Rainville
(Drummondville, QC)

SOMMET DES AMÉRIQUES
Normand Latourelle
(Québec)

LA CROISÉE DES VENTS
Normand Latourelle
(Ottawa)

  Imax
  TV Series
 

RESCUE
Stephen Low

ROCKY MOUNTAIN EXPRESS
Stephen Low

LEGENDS OF FLIGHT 3D
Stephen Low

ULTIMATE WAVE 3D
Stephen Low

DINOSAURS ALIVE!
David Clark and Bayley Silleck

FIGHTER PILOT: OPERATION RED FLAG
Stephen Low

VOLCANOES OF THE DEEP SEA
Stephen Low

WOLVES
David Douglas

UNITÉ 9
DRAMA
as Melodika

Jean-Philippe Duval & Louis Bolduc
25 episodes

LES RESCAPÉS
FANTASTIC-COMEDY-DRAMA
Claude Desrosiers
13 episodes

VICE CACHÉ
COMEDY-DRAMA
18 episodes
Claude Desrosiers & Louis Saia

OMERTA
THRILLER
38 episodes
Pierre Houle & George Mihalka

LAST CHAPTER
THRILLER
12 episodes
Richard Roy

TAG
URBAN DRAMA
15 episodes
Pierre Houle

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - SOLSTROM
CIRCUS PERFORMANCE
1 episode

RENE LEVESQUE
BIOGRAPHICAL DRAMA
6 episodes
Giles Walker

BUNKER LE CIRQUE
COMEDY-DRAMA
11 episodes
Pierre Houle

UNIVERSITY
COMEDY-DRAMA
John L'Ecuyer
4 episodes

HAUTE SURVEILLANCE
THRILLER
6 episodes
George Mihalka

11 SOMERSET
TEEN THRILLER
13 episodes
Pierre Blais

 

Discography
  Soundtracks

OMERTA: LE FILM
Michel Cusson
iTunes

AO : LA FANTASTIQUE LÉGENDE
Michel Cusson
iTunes

ERA: INTERSECTION OF TIME
Michel Cusson
iTunes

MAURICE RICHARD
Michel Cusson

AURORE
Michel Cusson

MONICA LA MITRAILLE
Michel Cusson

ODYSSEO
Michel Cusson
Boutique

CAVALIA
Michel Cusson
Boutique

BUNKER LE CIRQUE
Michel Cusson

UN HOMME ET SON PÉCHÉ
Michel Cusson

NAPOLEON
Michel Cusson

TAG
Michel Cusson

ULALENA
Michel Cusson
iTunes

WOLVES
Michel Cusson

LES LÉGENDES FANTASTIQUES
Michel Cusson

OMERTA II
Michel Cusson
iTunes

OMERTA
Michel Cusson
iTunes

LA COMTESSE DE BATON-ROUGE
Michel Cusson

L’AUTOMNE SAUVAGE
Michel Cusson

  as Michel Cusson
  UZEB
  As Music Producer

CAFE ELEKTRIK
Cusson-Mervil-Montcalm
iTunes

CAMINO
Michel Cusson

WILD UNIT 2
Michel Cusson & Wild Unit

WILD UNIT
Michel Cusson & Wild Unit

UZEB live in Bracknell

Fast emotion

You, be easy

Between the lines

Live à l’Olympia

Absolutely live

Noisy nights

Live in Europe

UZEB Club

UZEB World Tour 90

L'AVENIR ENTRE-NOUS
Maxime Landry
iTunes

LUI
Johanne Blouin
iTunes

KABARET
Patricia Kaas
iTunes

CONNECTION
Terez Montcalm

EFFUSIONS
Diane Dufresne
iTunes

VOODOO
Terez Montcalm
iTunes

BioGRAPHY

Michel Cusson is a critically acclaimed, world-renowned musician, music director and film music composer. Initially trained as a jazz-rock guitarist at the prestigious music departments of Montreal’s McGill University and Boston’s Berklee College of music, Cusson transitioned into film composition in the early 90’s. Cusson is the founder of the jazz-rock group UZEB.

His extraordinary and prolific body of work includes musical arrangements on some of Canada and Quebec’s most iconic, award-winning television programs, cinema and IMAX 3D films including Aurore (Luc Dionne), Maurice Richard and Séraphin – Un Homme et son Péché (Charles Binamé), Riopelle Sans Titre (Pierre Houle), and the IMAX films Legends of Flight, Ultimate Wave Tahiti, Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag, Volcanoes of the Deep Sea (Stephen Low), Dinosaurs Alive (David Clark / Bayley Silleck), and Wolves (David Douglas). Cusson has also collaborated on several important international films including France’s Père et fils (Michel Boujenah) and Israel’s Metallic Blues (Danny Verete).

His television credits comprise co-writing (with Richard Grégoire) original music for A & E’s celebrated historical series Napoleon (Yves Simoneau) and the cult classic, writing original music for mafia drama Omertà, the second most popular series in Quebec television history. In 2003, the Canadian Academy of Cinema & Television honored Cusson with a prestigious Prix des Immortels de la télé for the original soundtrack of the multi-award-winning television series.
Cusson also composed music for many mega-shows all over the world. Two horse shows: Cavalia touring worldwide for more than 8 years, and Odysseo a new creation. Ulalena ( 12 years in Hawaii), Era ( 6 years) and the new Kaleido ( both in Shanghai, China) have been seen by thousands of spectators.

His extraordinary work and achievements have been distinguished with 14 Felix Awards, 7 SOCAN Awards, 1 Jutra Award, 6 Gémeaux Awards and a Gemini. In 2006, he was given the illustrious Chevalier de la Pléiade distinction, for outstanding cultural achievement for serving the ideals of cooperation and friendship of the Francophonie.
The global breadth and quality of Cusson’s melodic contributions (25 films and 19 television series) and his musical versatility has established him as one of the most sought-after composers in the world.

PS: Michel is also the founder of MELODIKA, with longtime collaborator Kim Gaboury (aka aKido) and other artists. Click here to listen to their work.
Awards

GÉMEAUX AWARDS
Best Variety Special or Arts of the Scene Special for "Un Homme et sa Musique".
Best original music for a drama series: Bunker le Cirque – Michel Cusson
Immortel de la télé, Omertà (1996-1998-1999) – Michel Cusson
Best achievement in music score for a series : Omertà III, Le dernier des hommes d’honneur – Michel Cusson
Best achievement in music score for a series : Omertà, La loi du silence II – Michel Cusson
Best achievement in music score for a series : Omertà I, La loi du silence – Michel Cusson
Best achievement in music score all media: Lumières – UZEB

JUTRA AWARDS
Best achievement in music score : Seraphin: Heart of Stone – Michel Cusson

GEMINI AWARDS
Best achievement in music score for television for a special or a serie: Dr. Lucille – Michel Cusson

TNM Theater / Gascon-Roux Award
Best achievement in music score: Macbeth – Michel Cusson

Hot Docs Gala
Best achivement in music score in a documentary : Riopelle, 1999, Sans Titre Collage – Michel Cusson

Native American Music Award
Best music compilation : Wolves – Michel Cusson

FÉLIX AWARDS
Best Arranger of the year : Seraphin: Heart of Stone – Michel Cusson
Best achievement in music score : Seraphin: Heart of Stone
Album of the year / Original Score : Omertà, La loi du silence II – Michel Cusson
Album of the year-Jazz Michel Cusson & the Wild Unit
Arranger of the year : l’Automne sauvage Michel Cusson
Album of the year / Jazz: Uzeb’s World Tour 1990 – UZEB
Album of the year / Jazz: UZEB club – UZEB
Best Achievement World Success: UZEB
Group of the year 1987: UZEB
Album of the year / Jazz: UZEB live à l’Olympia – UZEB
Album of the year / Jazz: Between the lines – UZEB
Album of the year / Jazz: You Be Easy – UZEB
Group of the year 1984: UZEB
Album of the year / Jazz: Fast Emotions – UZEB

Oscar Peterson Trophee
Special achievement of the year: UZEB

SOCAN AWARDS
Best Jazz music / Instrumental : Michel Cusson (2001)
Best Achievement in Jazz: Michel Cusson (1998)
Best Achievement in Jazz: Michel Cusson (1996)
Best Achievement in Jazz: Michel Cusson (1995)
Best Achievement in Jazz: Michel Cusson (1993)
Best Achievement in Jazz: UZEB (1990)
Best Achievement in Jazz: Michel Cusson (1989)

Merit Award / International Wildlife Film Festival
Best achievement in music score : Wolves – Michel Cusson