profile

As a talented composer, arranger and producer Michel F. April constantly seeks innovation. Dynamic and creative, he collaborates enthusiastically in each project he undertakes, distinguishing himself by the human touch with which he approaches his work, as he likes to back up and support artists with whom he works.

For over twenty years, he has produced and co-written some twenty albums, scored music for more than twenty-five television series and created over two hundred cues for TV and cinema. In recent years, Michel has scored 12 video games including Monster inc. and Planes for Disney. Among his clients are names such as ALLIANCE VIVAFILM, DISNEY STUDIOS, FOX,WARNER BROS., CBS, RADIO-CANADA, Behaviour Interactive, Eset, Mavi Interactive, Cypherpath, CBC, ARTV, TVA, TQS, CANAL D, HISTORIA, DISCOVERY CHANNEL, BMG AND EMI.

On screen, his evocative music completes the picture, highlighting and intensifying the emotions it awakens. On stage and in the studio, his compositions illuminate the works they accompany, letting the interpreting artists shine. From electrifying signature themes via pop songs to grandiose film scores, his works are singularly imaginative and demonstrate his talent, creativity, versatility and passion for his profession.

Born into a family where music is omnipresent, Michel F. April started his musical training at the age of seven and almost immediately started to compose. Given such a passion for music it was only natural for him to launch himself wholeheartedly into studying music. Throughout his years of studies and research, he has met and worked with masters such as classical percussionists Thomas Cavanagh and Ian Bernard as well as maestro Paolo Bellomia. At the age of 19, he was awarded the « Outstanding Drumset Player Award » by MusicFest Canada. He also studied with big jazz names such as Lorraine Desmarrais and Jean-Pierre Zanella.

Michel F. April’s music knows no bounds. His works are in demand all over the world and played on radio and television networks as well as the cinema and video games in over 25 countries.

 

 

Credits

Film


Revolving Doors Composer Robert Rioux
Golden Nugget Composer Lisette Marcotte
Joanna Composer Les Productions Des Trois Dragons
Les Rencontres Composer Les Productions Des Trois Dragons
La Maison Des Grands Fous Composer Le Groupe Sagittaire
Les Sentiers De Ma Vie Composer Sogestalt

 

Television


A Changing World / The Nature Of Things Composer CBC
American Idol Composer/Licensing FOX
The Arctic Meltdown / The Nature Of Things Composer CBC
Down South Dance Composer/Licensing TLC
Transiter par l’Arctique / Découverte Composer SRC
Mesurer les changements / Découverte Composer SRC
France Castel Composer Historia
S’adapter au changement / Découverte Composer SRC
The Bold And The Beautiful Composer/Licensing CBS
La Victoire de L’Amour Composer TVA
Toddlers & Tiaras Composer/Licensing TLC
Geek Love Composer/Licensing TLC
The Arctic Passage / The nature Of Things Composer CBC
Adapting To Change / The Nature Of Things Composer CBC
Mia Ridez Composer Biographie
The Amazing Race Composer/Licensing CBS
Jean-Paul Nolet Composer Biographie
NFL Football on CBS Composer/Licensing CBS
L’Hopital Veterinaire Composer canal D
Le Vieux Pen Composer Le Groupe Sagittaire
Les Grandes Institutions Composer Le Groupe Sagittaire
110 % Composer TQS
Un Chapelet de Miracle Composer canal Vie
Panic Attack Composer/Licensing FOX
Raymond Charette Composer Biographie
The Little Couple Composer/Licensing TLC
Take Me Out Composer/Licensing FOX
Deserving Design Composer/Licensing HGTV
Cheer Perfection Composer/Licensing TLC
Sniper: Bullet Proof Composer/Licensing HISTORY
The Price Is Right Composer/Licensing CBS
History Undercover Composer/Licensing HISTORY
Big Hair Alaska Composer/Licensing TLC
In Search Of History Composer/Licensing HISTORY
Over Your Head Composer/Licensing HGTV
History’s Mysteries Composer/Licensing HISTORY
Let’s Make A Deal Composer/Licensing CBS
Cities Of The Underworld Composer/Licensing HISTORY
The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents Composer/Licensing HISTORY
Une pilule une petite granule Composer Telefiction

 

Commercials


Chef Boyardee Musical Director/Producer Chef Boyardee
B2B2C Composer B2B2C
Doritos Composer/Sound Ingineer Robert Rioux

 

Music


Tocadeo “Ils chantent elles” Producer/Arranger/Musician Productions J
CD12 Composer/Producer Sherrer Media
Maryse Composer/Producer Musicor
Noir et Blanc Drums/Keyboard BMG
Benoît Martel Composer/Producer Musicor
Un Rendez-Vous Dans L’Irréel Composer/Producer EMI
Devotions / Miguel Padilla Composer/Producer EV2000
AnneSophie Hoffmann Composer/Producer ASH
Lapointes avec un S Producer Musicor
Annie Berthiaume Drums/Musical Director Independant
Caroline Marcoux Composer/Producer PLM
Miguel Padilla Composer/Producer Independant
Lise Boyer / Je Mens Composer/Producer Musicor
Kent Lewis Producer/Arranger Independant
Gilles Valiquette Arranger/Musician PGV
Manon D’Inverness Co-Producer/Musician PGV
Valerie Garon Musician Valdez
Claire Scott Producer/Arranger Independant
Mes Prières / Miguel Padilla Composer/Producer EV2000
Renée Flageole Musician Warner Music Group
Tocadeo “noel” Producer/Arranger/Musician Les Productions SP

 

Video Games


Trolls (Crazy Party Forest)

Dead By Daylight

Composer

Composer

Ubisoft/Dreamworks

Behaviour/Starbreeze

Planes Composer Disney/Pixar
Monster University Composer Disney/Pixar
Insider Threat Composer Mavi Interactive / Cypherpath
Betty Boop Composer Behaviour / Ludia
Agent Surfire / Breach Buster Composer Mavi Interactive / Eset
Enemies Within Composer Mavi Interactive
Battle Of the Plates Composer MLB
Monster University/Catch Archie Composer Disney/Pixar
Monster University/Avoid the Parent Composer Disney/Pixar