Eclectic and imaginative, Etienne Perruchon, born in 1958 has composed a great number of works belonging to a great number of differing genres from stage music to film tracks, songwriting to symphony orchestra scores.
Since 1981 when he received his first commission, he has written the music for various plays several produced by Charlie Brozzoni : La Grande Parade du cabaret de L'Ange Bleu winning the "off" prize in Avignon in 1995 and Eléments moins performants by Peter Turini. In screenplay by André Engel, two plays by Georg Buchner
Woyzeck and Léonce et Lena for which Etienne Perruchon won the prize for Best Stage Music Composer at the Grand Prix de la critique in 2001/2002.
In 2004, he composed and directed an opera, Le Géant de Kaillass based on the book by Peter Turini as well as the music for Menteur by Corneille with Denis Podalydès at the Comédie Française directed by Jean-Louis Benoît. Patrice Leconte discovered Dogora and decided to produce a musical and impressionist film released on the 10th November 2004.
Etienne Perruchon is now seen as the "Mozart of the 7th art" at theAuxerre festival for the music of this film.
In 2005, Patrice Leconte asked him to compose the music for his film Bronzés 3. He composed all of the music
for La Goutte au Pépère by and with Richard Gotainer (October 2004 at the Théâtre du Temple). Etienne Perruchon completed writing an opera Pinocchio to the libretto produced by his wife Jeanne Perruchon based on the famous story by Carlo Collodi.
His complicity with Patrice Leconte carried on through various cinema productions (La guerre des Miss, Vision Pékin) and for theatre (Grosse chaleur).
In 2009, the Jerusalem history museum and Skertzo asked him to compose the music for a permanent new show at the historical site of the Tower of David. His Dogorian epic poems continue with two new works : Tchikidan and Skaanza.
More recently :
Un pied dans le crime : stage music for the play by Eugène Labiche, produced by Jean Louis Benoit with
Philippe Torreton and Dominique Pinon in 2010-2011.
Libretto : for trombone solo and brass band. Dedicated to Fabrice Millischer (Classical music victory 2012).
Le Magasin des suicides : first animation film by Patrice Leconte, a musical comedy released on the 26th
L'Audition : musical for les Trompettes de Lyon 2012. Text and stage production by Patrice Leconte.
Ogre : an opera based on Tom Thumb.
Rewards and nominations
For Léonce et Lena the prize for the best composer of stage music awarded by the Syndicat Professionnel de
la Critique dramatique et Musicale.
"Mozart du 7ème Art" at the Music and Cinema Festival in Auxerre for Dogora in 2004.
"Prix Maurice Yvain" 2012 from the SACD for his career as a whole.