Cécile Tournesac, Music Supervisor
Cécile was raised in France where she studied violin, piano, and voice from an early age. It was only after moving to New York City to attend the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University (NYU) that she discovered her love for music and sound in film. During her freshman year, Cécile met director Erich Rettstadt through the Tisch Scholars program and subsequently collaborated with him on his short film, Once a Year (2010).
During her time at NYU, Cécile was an active sound designer, producer, engineer, composer, and arranger for several projects in a variety of fields and genres. In 2007, she received an award at the Audio Engineering Society Student Jazz Recording Competition for her recording of Lenny Pickett’s NYU Jazz Ensemble. Cécile also worked on the sound design of the Oscar-winning documentary, Inside Job (2010) and as assistant sound editor for the horror feature film, Stake Land (2010).
After graduating with honors in 2011, she moved back to her native Paris where she is currently assisting Oscar-winning composer Gabriel Yared. She recently worked as a soundtrack coordinator for In the Land of Blood and Honey (2012, dir. Angelina Jolie) and music editor for French films including Haute Cuisine (2012) and Hideaways (2011, score by Eric Neveux).
Favorite Musical – Les Misérables