Sundance 2020 Composer Spotlight: Thomas Roussel
Thomas Roussel (born in 1979) is a French Paris based composer. For 12 years now he has collaborated with many prestigious musicians.
He co-composed Jeff Mills’ now famous “Blue Potential” and “Light from the Outside World” which are still played around the world.
He’s been experimenting in the last few years new ways of using the orchestra, by creating state-of-the-art scenography and music composition for fashion shows of Chanel, Kenzo, Michael Kors, Nike, Dior Couture or Dior Homme.
Thomas was also part of the Paris bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics by creating a rework of the famous Boléro de Ravel which was performed live by more than 80 musicians on La Seine river last summer. Under the alias of Prequell, Thomas released his album ‘The Future Comes Before,’ which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with the London Symphony Orchestra, at the end of 2017 through Universal Music.
Highlights of the past few years could also include a majestic performance at the Forbidden City in Beijing, the inauguration of Zaha Hadid's Morpheus Tower in Macau, high-end events for Audemars Piguet and Boucheron in Paris and Switzerland or Cartier fashion shows in both Seoul, Paris and Monte Carlo.