Gordon & Béziat

Gordon studied graphic design at the Estienne School in Paris. He then designed numerous TV channels’ graphic charter and was artistic director for France Télévisions, Radio Canada, Prime be, M6music, Abu Dhabi Tv… These experiences led him to film direction, where he collaborates with filmmakers such as Andy Sommer or Philippe Béziat. He thus took part in the creation of movies such as The Carnival of the Animals with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra with Myung Whun Chung and Smaïn (Italia Prize 2011, Golden Prize and Public Award from the Golden Prague 2011), Antoine’s Four Seasons (with Philippe Béziat) with the Concerto Italiano Ensemble, Rinaldo Alessandrini and Pierre Richard. Then Peter and the Wolf with the Orchestre national de France conducted by Daniele Gatti and with François Morel as the storyteller (Bologna Digital Award 2014, Berlin Golden Rose Award 2014), that was then recorded in two audio books (Hélium publishing house). He also created virtual reality experiences with Andrés Jarach, such as the 360° movie Condamnés à jouer (written with Marie Sellier) and 1, 2, 3 Bruegel, a virtual reality game currently presented in Arles. Another WebVR project Replay Memories, almost completed, focuses on collective memory in the perspective of web algorithms. He is currently working on a series of 10 episodes on Beethoven’s symphonies for the channel France Télévisions jeunesse.  

Philippe Béziat adapted for the big screen Pelléas et Mélisande, Le chant des aveugles in 2009, Noces, Stravinsky / Ramuz in 2011 and Traviata et nous, an opera documentary about Jean-François Sivadier’s staging at the Aix-en-Provence Festival. He made many music documentaries for the TV, among them: De mémoire d’orchestres, a 2x43 minutes about the Orchestre national de France, 60 years of lyric art in Aix-en-Provence, and Le phénomène Quatre Saisons, all of them in collaboration with Christian Labrande. He also works regularly with Marc Minkowski, to whom he dedicated 5 films, Rinaldo Alessandrini for Vivaldi’s Gloria, the recording of The Brandenburg Concertos and, more recently, a children program called Antoine’s Four Seasons. He filmed performances such as La Pietra del Paragone by Rossini, or Pop’pea, a rock-opera inspired by Monteverdi, in productions by G.B. Corsetti and Pierrick Sorin, The Tales of Hoffman, staged by Robert Wilson, and also some concerts. He also signed many short-films such as Le JT Petit Opéra, inspired by Fearful Symmetries by John Adams, or Musica da camera, based on George Crumb’s compositions.