MSH MasterClass SoundDesign: NICOLAS BECKER
June 16th 2022, 10:00 – 17:00 H
Nicolas Becker is an internationally renowned foley artist , sound designer and composer. He tries to find an original process for each project or film, and tries to develop an original and unique working process. He has collaborated with filmmakers including Amos Gitai, David Cronenberg, Chris Nolan, Guillermo Del Toro, Mathieu Kassovitz, Andrea Arnold, Alain Resnais, Gaspard Noe, Chantal Akerman, Raoul Ruiz, Christophe Gans, Danny Boyle, Philippe Parreno, Marco Ferreri, Alex Garland, Alfonso Cuarón, Manoel De Oliveira, Joao Salgado, Gerard Depardon, Philippe Grandrieux, Darius Marder, Andrea Arnold, Jean Stephane Sauvaire, Denis Villeneuve, Pascual Sisto and many others As a composer, he has just completed the Music of Memoryhouse by Joao Paulo Maria Miranda, Earwig by Lucile Hadzihalilovic and Comme des Reines by Marion Vernoux.
During his musical projects, he collaborates regularly with Rob Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Lucie Railton, Mikhail Rudy, Agoria, Jacques, Quentin Sirjacq and the Soundwalk Collective with which he has just finished two albums with Patti Smith, The revelation of Being and Pedaram.
For several years now, his work as a sound supervisor has become increasingly important. First with Christophe Gans (Silent Hill) and Andrea Arnold (Wuthering Heights, American Honey, Cow) then since 2019 with Darius Marder (Sound of Metal), Mantas Kvedaravičius (Parthenon), Pascual Sisto (John and the hole). In 2021 he won an Oscar and a Bafta for his work as sound designer and sound supervisor for the film Sound of Metal. Nicolas is actually supervising the sound of the new film of Alejandro Inarritu before to start to work on new Night Shyamalan’s film.
- Nicolas Becker