#ComposersWhoScore: Dear Criminals score an Iris Award

Left to right: Frannie Holder, Charles Lavoie, Vincent Legault. (Photo: Québec Cinéma – Jean-Sébastien/BRUT)
June 7, 2017

SOCAN members Frannie Holder, Charles Lavoie and Vincent Legault, collectively known as members of Dear Criminals, were recognized during the Gala des artisans Québec Cinéma that took place on June 1, 2017, at the Maison de Radio-Canada, and was broadcast live on ICI ARTV.

They won Best Original Score for composing music for the feature film Nelly, from director Anne Émond, which recounts the tempestuous and tragic life of novelist Nelly Arcan. In an interview with Paroles & Musique, Holder told our readers the genesis of that collaboration: “We felt that the dark, erotic and fragile side of our music was very close to Nelly Arcan’s writing. So when we saw in the papers that Anne was working on a movie about Nelly, we called her up to let her know we were interested. She rapidly accepted and told us she didn’t want a conventional movie soundtrack band. We then dove into Nelly’s body of work with an analytical eye to seek something universal. During the process, we realized that the universe we were creating was so rich, we could re-appropriate it.”

A total of eight SOCAN members were nominated in the Best Original Score category. SOCAN congratulates Frannie Holder, Charles Lavoie, and Vincent Legault for their first accolade in the field of film music. For a complete list of the winners, visit the Gala du cinéma québécois website.