Nicolas Errèra is born in Paris, comes from a family of artists. An only child, his father is a playwright and his mother a set designer.
He majored in science to attain his baccalaureate and also studied philosophy.
When he was a teenager he joined the group of the English theatre director Peter Brook, under whom he featured in 3 plays.
Alongside his studies he took lessons in piano and composing at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, studying under Serge Petigirard (piano) and Max Deutsch (composing). He studied Harmony and Counterpoint with the composer Joanne Richer. He also studied composition for films with Laurent Petitgirard. He was awarded his first prize for composing.
A short time later he joined the acousmatic music class in the France’s National Higher Conservatory for Music and Dance. There he discovered another way of composing music, based on the dematerialisation of the sound source (making music with computers, synthesizers and so on). This opened his mind to a new artistic landscape. The originality of his compositions comes from his taste for eclecticism, mixing genres, assembling textures and developing melody. He creates composite music that is both erudite, sensitive and accessible. His musical world encompasses classical music, musique concrète and electronica.
Group and Live Experience
In 1998 he set up the electro pop group “Grand Popo Football Club” (with Ariel Wizman) and in 2002 he created the group “Rouge Rouge” (with Jean Croc). Both groups went on to be associated with the ‘French Touch’ genre. The success of his songs “Each Finger has an Attitude”, “Men are not nice guys” and “L’Amour” earned him invitations to play in clubs and concert halls all over the world. Making music for movies was a natural progression.
The music he composes for films can enhance viewers’ experience while also conveying a classical and melodic sensitivity and introducing contemporary tones and emotions (electroacoustic sounds, musique concrète, musical design.)
The deeply varied portfolio of films for which he has composed music, along with his unusual and international musical career, reflect his commitment to composing pieces that celebrate and embrace diversity.