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Simon Franglen is a composer and musician, best known for his Golden Globe nominated work on Avatar (2009) and Grammy winning work on Titanic (1997). His credits include include four of the top grossing films of all time and six of the top selling albums (Wikipedia). He recently finishing composing scores to Xiaolong Zheng's epic romance Turandot, Pierre Morel's Peppermint (2018) and Jean-Jacques Annaud's TV thriller series The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (2018). In 2019 he premiered a 90-minute orchestral and choral work "The Birth of Skies and Earth" based on the great creation myths of China. Featuring 176 musicians and singers, with libretto in Mandarin Chinese, it premiered in Shanghai before touring throughout China. Other recent work includes multiple films with Antoine Fuqua and Terrence Malick.
He received a Grammy Award for Record of the Year as producer for "My Heart Will Go On" from James Cameron's Titanic, and received Golden Globe, Grammy Award and World Soundtrack Award nominations for co-writing and producing the theme song "I See You" from Cameron's Avatar.
Franglen has major 3D installations running the USA, Europe and China. In 2017, Pink Floyd asked him to produce 3D audio mixes for "Their Mortal Remains" recently seen by 400,000 people in London. Shanghai Tower commissioned him to compose a permanent installation for "The Highest Art Space In The World" (CNN), this required recording four interlocking 60 piece orchestras to give a true immersive experience within an array of 240 loudspeakers - 2000ft up on the 126th floor.
A top line session musician in Los Angeles for several years, Franglen started in films working for John Barry, initially on the soundtrack to 'Dances with Wolves'. He created the gritty electronica for Howard Shore's score to David Fincher's 'Se7en' and David Cronenberg's 'Crash', produced the vocals for 'Moulin Rouge', programmed for the 'Bodyguard' soundtrack. He was well-known for his long time collaboration with James Horner as arranger and score producer on films such as 'Avatar', 'The Amazing Spider-Man', 'Titanic' and others. After Horner's tragic death in 2016, Franglen completed the score to The Magnificent Seven (2016), for which he received an ASCAP award and finished the composition and delivered the music to Lightstorm/Disney's 'Pandora, World of Avatar' - the groundbreaking theme park area in Florida.
With over four hundred music credits, Franglen has worked with an array of pop, RnB and classical artists including Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Celine Dion, Luciano Pavarotti, Toni Braxton and Madonna.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Darren Hall