Cover artwork for Monsieur Linh and His Child by Didier Recloux

Monsier Linh and His Child

A beautiful companion soundtrack by Didier Recloux to the novel of the same name, written by French author/film director Philippe Claudel.

The music is at time epic but can also be very intimate, delicate and sometimes dark. With influences going from classical, jazz, pop/rock and progressive music, it is a project that was close to my heart for a long time now and I’m really excited to be able to share it with you.
I think the best way to listen to it would be as a whole, as a musical journey, one that follows the main character of the book, Monsieur Linh, from the time he leaves his homeland, discovers his new city, meets a new friend and all the way to the final “twist” and reveal of the novel. I hope you will enjoy listening to it as much as I did composing it. I would like to thanks Mr. Philippe Claudel for allowing me to use the title of his book and the names of his characters, his kindness and generosity. My wonderful and beautiful wife Apostolia for for designing the album cover, supporting me and putting up with my moods 😘
Thank you to all the wonderful people who helped me bring it to life.


Mixing for “First Walk”: John Elleson Hartley.
Mastering: John Elleson Hartley.
Alto Flute, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Oboe and English Horn: Josh Plotner
Cello: Andrea Hess (Recorded by John Leonard).
Cello: Ben Trigg.
Clarinet: Samuel Da Silva.
Drums: Adam Alesi.
Flute and Soprano Saxophone: Yuri Villar.
Piccolo Trumpet: Jon-Paul Frappier.
Violins: Damian Bolotin and Ayran Nicodemo.

More Mixing & Mastering Credits

MUSIKLAB Mixing & Mastering with John Elleson-Hartley.