Alexandre Desplat

Watertower Music

After five Academy Award nominations, composer Alexandre Desplat is one of the busiest musicians in Hollywood today. In 2012 alone, he scored six features and one short film, scoring another nomination this year for his work on Ben Affleck’s award-winning film, “ Argo .” The movie takes place in 1979, as a CIA agent enlists talent from Hollywood to help Americans escape from the Canadian Embassy in Tehran during the hostage crisis. Desplat’s score heavily incorporates Middle-Eastern melodies...