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Name  Normand Roger
Spouse  Marcy Page
Role  Composer
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Nominations  Gemini Award for Best Original Music Score for an Animated Program or Series
Music director  Father and Daughter, The Old Man and the Sea, The Man Who Planted T, Crac, Tragic Story with Happy En
Similar People  Pierre‑Luc Granjon, Paul Driessen, Frederic Back, Derek Lamb, Sheldon Cohen

LIAA 2009 Normand Roger - Role and Function of Music and Sound in Animation


Normand Roger (born 1949 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian composer, sound editor and sound designer. He is particularly known for his work as a composer of soundtracks for animated films, having composed more than 200 such works since 1970. He has also worked on the creation of music for documentaries, feature films, television dramas, children's series, commercials, and new technologies with 3D and virtual reality. He is the composer of many original soundtracks for Frederic Back, Paul Driessen, Michael Dudok de Wit, Caroline Leaf and Aleksandr Petrov. Thirteen of his works have been nominated for Academy Awards, of which six have won. He also notably wrote the theme for the PBS's Mystery!. Roger lectures throughout the world on music and sound for animation.

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Roger has spent nearly 40 years creating soundtracks for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) in his hometown of Montreal, after first being hired for its animation department at the age of 22. His extensive NFB credits include Every Child and The Sand Castle, both winners of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

He is married to animation film director and producer Marcy Page, whom he met while working with on her film, Paradisia.

Filmography

  • 2010 Glimpses/Impressions - (Music Score)
  • 2000 Father and Daughter - (Music Score)
  • 1999 The Old Man And The Sea - (Composer/Music Score)
  • 1996 How Wings Are Attached to the Backs of Angels (Composer/Music Score)
  • 1996 Shyness - (Composer/Music Score/Sound editor)
  • 1995 The Champagne Safari - (Composer/Music Score)
  • 1992 No Problem - (Composer/Music Score)
  • 1987 The Man Who Planted Trees
  • 1981 The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin - (Sound/Sound Designer)
  • 1981 Crac
  • 1980 Mystery! - (Composer/Opening and Closing Theme)
  • 1980 The Sweater - (Composer/Music Score/Sound editor)
  • 1979 Every Child - (Sound/Sound Designer)
  • 1977 The Sand Castle
  • References

    Normand Roger Wikipedia


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