Sundance 2021 Composer Spotlight: Julien Painot
Born in 1977 in Switzerland, Julien Painot grew up in Geneva and went to the United States in 2001 where he stayed for five years. He graduated magna cum laude from Berklee College of Music and flew to Hollywood, where he made his first steps assisting experienced composers such as Alex Wurman and Vincent Gillioz. Back in Switzerland, in parallel to his career, he obtained his Master's Degree in Piano Performance.
Since then, Julien has been composing, arranging and performing for films and for recording artists as well. As a film composer, his projects are shown in international festivals such as Locarno, Rotterdam and Clermont-Ferrand. As an arranger, Julien collaborated with Angela Gheorghiu on her album Guardian Angel. As a performer, he played piano for silent films and created the Modern Theater Organ, allowing him to score live silent films with contemporary orchestral film scoring sounds.