Fabien Cali's career path is surprising: born in 1982, this self-taught musician, a rock guitarist, belatedly turned to classical studies. Admitted at the age of 25 to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, he won no less than seven prizes, even finding time to obtain a Master's degree in Musicology Research at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Since then, he has divided his time between composing for concerts and for image, orchestration and improvisation on stage (Jazz, Rock, contemporary music).
In 2014, he composed the score of Terre Des Ours / Land Of Bears, a 3D film by Guillaume Vincent, co-produced by Les Films en Vrac and James Cameron, for which he received the Jerry Goldsmith Award for best documentary music.
The following year, his first commission for a large orchestra, Anxiopolis, was given a world premiere at the Théâtre des Champs Élysées as part of a tribute concert to the composer... Jerry Goldsmith! Since this remarkable creation, Fabien Cali has received numerous commissions from Radio France, the Ministry of Culture and the Philharmonie de Paris.
December 2019: Hailed by his peers, Fabien Cali receives the SACEM Grand Prix de la Musique Contemporaine.
In 2016 and 2017, he composed for ARTE the music for the prestigious documentary series Un Jour En Europe (France - Germany then Italy - United Kingdom) and met the director Guillaume Vincent for the three parts of La Planète Des Géants.
Fabien Cali naturally integrates into his work the influence of the music and artists who shaped him in his early days. This permanent fusion of cultures draws in his compositions a singular, free and sensitive poetic world, where Renaissance artists rub shoulders with the flamenco of Paco de Lucia, where the raw energy of Led Zeppelin flirts with the modernity of Edgar Varèse and the sophisticated rock of Radiohead. A unique approach in the wake of Jonny Greenwood, composer of Paul Thomas Anderson, and capable of delighting the most demanding directors.