Milan Records: "THE INSULT" Music by Eric Neveux


Milan Records will release THE INSULT - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on March 2nd. The album features the movie’s original score by Eric Neveux. THE INSULT, Lebanon’s first Oscar-nominated film, was theatrically released in the U.S. on January 12, 2018.

“Some of my past scores have been rather big productions, with a lot of orchestral material, pop combos, percussions, and choirs. THE INSULT was the exact opposite – an intimate and minimalistic production. I had full control of the music as I played it all myself and programmed all the parts; which enabled me to do some additional work on the music for the release of the soundtrack. Its simplicity reminds me of my debut as an electronic artist, before I started to work on films,” says Eric Neveux of the score.

Eric on bringing Director Ziad Doueiri’s sonic vision to life: “Ziad wanted the score to be contemporary, a bit abstract and to have electronic sounds implemented. He didn’t want the music to be dark at all, or to have too much tension. This is a film about reconciliation and he wanted the music to reflect the fact that there is always hope, and that all stories don't end with a war or a terrible fight. This is an optimistic movie, and I did my very best to reflect this idea in the score.”

About Eric Neveux: Determined to become a musician from a young age, Eric Neveux was 25 when he first met director François Ozon (SWIMMING POOL, 8 WOMEN …), Ozon had just graduated from the FEMIS Film School. Shortly after this meeting Eric composed the score for his first medium-length film SEE THE SEA followed by his first feature film SITCOM. At the same time, Eric Neveux had become fascinated by the music originating from Bristol (the Downtempo scene) and it was under the name Mr Neveux that he released his first cinematic sounding album, TUBA, with the British label Cup of Tea Records.


1997: his first collaboration with Patrice Chéreau on his film THOSE WHO LOVE ME CAN TAKE THE TRAIN – 1997 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection – was decisive. It was the start of a long collaboration with the director, with whom he reunited for the film INTIMACY – 2001 Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear award – and then with the film PERSECUTION – 2009 Venice Mostra. This confirmed Eric Neveux’s place in film music.

2017: Eric Neveux has composed original music for 60 feature films, as well as a number of scores for TV films and series. Following his work with François Ozon and Patrice Chéreau, he continues to favour independent films that are both original and demanding. Eric Neveux has completed original scores for several films by director Rachid Bouchareb, including the first two parts of his American trilogy, JUST LIKE A WOMAN (2013) with Sienna Miller and Golshifteh Farahani, TWO MEN IN TOWN (2014) with Forest Whitaker and Harvey Keitel, and ROAD TO ISTANBUL (2016), both of which were chosen for the Berlin Film Festival’s official selection. Eric’s passion for independent film is further illustrated by his work on such titles as LA VIE DOMESTIQUE by Isabelle Czajka, STANDING TALL (LA TÊTE HAUTE) by Emmanuelle Bercot (2015 Cannes Film Festival’s opening Film) and THE ATTACK (2013) and THE INSULT (2017) by Ziad Doueiri, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2018 90th Academy Awards.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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