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As might be expected, Bruno Coulais' score for the film Babies, which follows the early adventures of four babies of different cultures and races, has a childlike feel. The rhythms are bouncy and gentle, strings are plucked gingerly, and two female voices, those of Rosemary Standley and Alice Lewis, sing engaging nonsense syllables as if trying to entertain pre-verbal toddlers. (All of this follows Sufjan Stevens' pop/rock track "The Perpetual Self, or ‘What Would Saul Alinsky Do?,'" which has a fuzzy, lo-fi sound as if mixed and mastered for MP3 compression.) The result is an album that would not be out of place playing in the nursery during naptime.


Born: 13 January 1954 in Paris, France

Genre: Soundtrack

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

Born in 1954, Bruno Coulais is a French born film and television soundtrack composer whose first full-length work appeared in 1986 -- the score for the Sebastien Grall film La Femme Secrete. He kept to the television end of film scoring and composition for the next few years, and in 1996 he was to earn his first big marks for his work on the documentary Microcosmos, which won him the 1997 Cesar Award. With this success in tow, Coulais went on to the big screen, and some of the most popular French...
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