Alain is a composer and orchestrator with a passion for the golden age craft of cinema.
Alain’s composition credits include the newly released animated feature film “Mosley” starring Lucy Lawless, Rhys Darby and John Rhys-Davies. “The Martini Shot” starring Matthew Modine and John Cleese, “Defining Moments” starring Burt Reynolds and “The Legend of Silkboy” starring Jackie Chan.
Alain has also worked as orchestrator and conductor on the blockbuster films “Elysium”, “Enders Game” as well as “What Happened to Monday”, “Dead Snow II” and the TV series “Olympus”.
Alain’s concert music has been commissioned, performed and recorded by various groups throughout the world. Highlights include the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, the Russian Film Music Symphony Orchestra, the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra of Taipei, the Ramat-Gan Orchestra in Israel and the Troy University Concert Band in Alabama.
“Alain Mayrand is primarily a storyteller through music”
~ Kirby Atkins, writer director, Mosley
Alain is a composer that combines the best of both the traditional and modern techniques of writing and production.
A traditionalist at heart, Alain is a master orchestrator and completely at ease with all aspects of composing for orchestra and for film, in the tradition of the Amblin films her was brought up on.
He is able to write a score fully by hand, using pencil and manuscript or using the latest computer technology with equal ease.
“I have to say, my greatest experience in directing Mosley was to hear the orchestra strike up the “family theme” in that giant hall in Hungary. The film is a marvel and a miracle and it would not have been so with Alain Mayrand.”
– Kirby Atkins, writer director “Mosley”
“Mayrand’s music is exhilarating, full of energy and just… well, bloody fantastic to be honest.”
– Darren Rea, Review Graveyard
“Mayrand’s compositional skill comes through in full force. He deconstructs his themes, pulling rhythmic and melodic motifs from wherever he can to serve the needs of the cues, creating thrilling musical set-pieces.”
– Jim Lochner, Film Score Click Track