Composer and Musical Director
KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities
After studying the piano and writing at Conservatoire national de région de Toulouse, Raphaël Beau deepened his knowledge of musical language at the Conservatoire national de région de Paris with Jean-François Zygel. At the same time, he undertook musicology studies at Université de la Sorbonne in Paris and became a certified music teacher (holder of the agrégation). From 2000 to 2004, Raphaël goes on a European tour with the band Spook and the Guay and performs in several festival in France including Les Vieilles charrues, Le Printemps de Bourges, Le Fête de l’humanité. The tour also took him to the Zigets Festival in Budapest and the BAM Festival in Barcelona, among others. In 2008, he turned toward composing for orchestra and wrote the music for Georges Feydeau’s musical L’Âge d’or staged by Yves Pignot. In 2009, he composed the original music for Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s latest motion picture Micmacs, a director with whom he collaborated again in 2010 on a commercial. In 2010, he composed the music for “Grants,” an Australian advertisement for Commonwealth bank made by Jeunet. A year later, he composed the soundtrack for Defective Detective, a short American animation film written by Avner Geller and Stevie Lewis – winners of the 38th Student Academy awards – picking up an award at the Burbank International Film Festival. With KURIOS – Cabinet of curiosities, Raphaël Beau writes his first score for a Cirque du Soleil show.