Film composer dies of cancer, aged 41

Film composer dies of cancer, aged 41


norman lebrecht

March 21, 2016

The death has been announced of François-Eudes Chanfrault, an imaginative and productive force in French film.

He came to attention in 2003 with music for Alexandre Aja’s Haute Tension, followed by Who Killed Bambi? for Gilles Marchand. He continued working with both directors, as well as creating suites of music for CD release.

Other films include Au-delà de la Haine, La Colline a des Yeux, À l’Intérieur, Vinyan and Donkey Punch.

He leaves a widow, Lauranne, and daughter, Athena.

François-Eudes Chanfrault will be interred in Paris in the Père Lachaise cemetery.

Listen to Pavane by François-Eudes Chanfrault here.

François-Eudes Chanfrault



  • Jeffre Biegel says:

    Too young, so sad. If you take time and visit his Soundcloud page, the music represented is interesting. Either driving ad pulsing, or rolling chords with a Neo-Impressionistic (is there such a term for music yet?) melodies above. Wonder if he has more music in his catalog. Will explore. Peace to his widow and daughter and extended family.

  • The Shadow says:

    You will forever be the man who made À l’intérieur and Haute Tension the films they were form me. At only 15 and 17 your sonic compostion spoke to me and opened an entire new realm of horror for me. French-extremist contemporary horror. I love you François and I love horror. May you rest in peace and your family remain strong as your legacy carries on.