Video Interview: Screen Composer of the Year Michel Corriveau at SOCAN Montréal Gala

Michel Corriveau, one of SOCAN’s #ComposersWhoScore, was the inaugural winner of the Screen Composer of the Year award during SOCAN’s 28th annual Montréal Gala, held Oct. 16, 2017, at La TOHU. (Photo: Benoit Rousseau/SOCAN)
October 20, 2017

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The 28th Montréal SOCAN Awards Gala was held at La TOHU on Oct. 16, 2017. Michel Corriveau received the inaugural Screen Composer of the Year Award. Indeed, 2016 was a jam-packed year for the composer. His music was used in the Québec productions Les pays d’en haut (SRC) and Prémonitions (AddikTV), as well as that of the French production Versailles (Canal+). He also composed music for the feature film Anna, which was saluted at the Gala of Québec Cinéma, and the Prix Écrans canadiens, and rewarded at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards. Those awards were well-deserved by this music creator, who possesses a keen artistic sensibility.

SOCAN was on hand during the red carpet to capture his reaction. During this interview, Michel Corriveau expresses his pride about being the first winner of the new prize, talks about his work over the past year, and his musical signature, as well as sharing memories about Robert Charlebois, and the impact of SOCAN on his career as a screen composer.