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François Tétaz : biography

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François "Franc" Tétaz (born c. 1970) is an Australian film composer and music producer, who won the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) / Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC) 2006 'Feature Film Score of the Year' Award for Wolf Creek (2005). As a producer he has worked with Gotye, Kimbra, Architecture in Helsinki, Sally Seltmann, Lior and Bertie Blackman. He won an ARIA for his work on Gotye’s Making Mirrors album in 2011. He wrote, produced or mixed 7 songs in the triple j Hottest 100 for 2011. Franc won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year at the 55th annual Grammy Awards for "Somebody That I Used to Know" (Gotye, featuring Kimbra) in 2013. The record was produced by Wally De Backer (Gotye) and engineered and mixed by Wally and Franc. The song also won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance as performed by Gotye and Kimbra, and the Making Mirrors album took home the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album. Franc is managed by Liz Hart of .

Filmography

  • Underground: The Julian Assange Story (2012)
  • Hesher (2010)
  • Miracle Fish (2009)
  • The Square (2008)
  • Rogue (2007)
  • Wolf Creek (2005)
  • Thunderstruck (2004) (co-credit with David Thrussell)
  • Under the Radar (2004) (co-credit with David Thrussell)
  • I Love U (2002)
  • Hard Word (2002) (co-credit with David Thrussell)

Composition and Production (1998– present)

Francois wrote choreographic scores for Chunky Move, Shelley Lasica, Kage Theatre, Lucy Guerin and wrote the soundtrack for Patricia Piccinini’s Venice biennale show in 2003. He composed the score for Wolf Creek which won the Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA) / Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC) 2006 'Feature Film Score of the Year' Award. He scored Luke Doolan’s short film Miracle Fish, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2010. In 2012 Francois scored the music for Underground: The Julian Assange Story, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Wally De Backer and Tetaz worked together on the Gotye albums Like Drawing Blood and Making Mirrors. He suggested Kimbra for the song "Somebody I used to Know". Francois co-wrote "Settle Down", "Good Intent", "2 Way Street", and "The Build Up" for Kimbra's album Vows. In 2012 he co-wrote and produced Bertie Blackman's 4th studio album, Pope Innocent X and the soundtrack to the light sculpture Fiat Lux with Drew Berry for the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. Franc won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year at the 55th annual Grammy Awards for "Somebody That I Used to Know" (Gotye, featuring Kimbra). The record was produced by Wally De Backer (Gotye) and engineered and mixed by Wally and Franc.

Discography

  • Bertie Blackman – ‘Pope Innocent X’ (2012, Mercury Records)
  • Kimbra – ‘Vows’ (2011, Warner Bros.)
  • Gotye – ‘Making Mirrors’ (2011, Samples & Seconds / Republic)
  • Architecture in Helsinki – ‘Moment Bends’ (2011, Modular / V2 / Cooperative Music USA / Downtown Records)
  • Lior – ‘Tumbling Into the Dawn’ (2010, Independent / Lior)
  • Sally Seltmann – ‘Heart That’s Pounding’ (2010, Arts & Crafts)
  • Bertie Blackman – ‘Secrets and Lies’ (2009, Forum5 / Indies Aus / Zoom)
  • Lior – ‘Corner of an Endless Road’ (2008, Independent / Mushroom / Phantom Sound & Vision)
  • Gotye – ‘Like Drawing Blood’ (2006, Samples N Seconds Records)
  • Lior – ‘Autumn Flow’ (2005, 2006 Lior / Independent)
  • High Pass Filter – ‘Soft Adventure’ (2004, High Pass Filter / Phantom Sound & Vision)
  • Snog – ‘Beyond the Valley of the Proles’ (2003, Metropolis Records)
  • Snog – ‘Relax Into the Abyss’ (2000, Metropolis Records)
  • Snog – ‘Third Mail from the Sun’ (1999, Metropolis Records)
  • Snog – ‘Buy Me … I’ll Change Your Life’ (1997, Metropolis Records)
  • Shinjuku Thief - ‘The Motionless World of Time Between...(with band Shinjuku Thief) (1997, Dorobo Records)
  • Shinjuku Thief - ‘The Witch Hunter (March 1994, Dorobo Records)
  • Shinjuku Thief - ‘The Witch Hammer (October 1993, self-release)
  • Shinjuku Thief - ‘The Scribbler (May 1993, Dorobo Records)
  • Shinjuku Thief - ‘Bloody Tourist (November 1992, Extreme Records)
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