Claire Courchene is an English/American composer living in Copenhagen. After fulfilling a successful career in Los Angeles, as a multi-instrumentalist & producer, recording, touring, and performing around the world. Claire recently returned to her roots in Europe, to pursue a career in film and television composition. Through the span of her career she has worked with some of the most prominent names in the music and film industry including Kanye West, Lana del Rey, Frank Ocean, David Lynch, Josh Groban, and Madonna. Familiar to TV audiences worldwide, Claire has also appeared multiple times on various shows ranging from American Idol, The Voice, Glee, all the late night talk shows, and is a regular on NBC’s Hollywood Game Night, as a member of the house band. Claire now happily lives in Denmark and draws much inspiration from her Scandinavian surroundings, spending her time composing for commercials, TV shows, and indie feature films.
Making classical music cool
That’s precisely what Claire Courchene, classically trained cellist turned electronic music producer wants to do, with her debut EP - Parallax. Growing up in the traditional orchestral system, Claire wanted to do so much more than just play her instrument in a large orchestra. She took her years of training and has had a successful career writing and performing in the pop music realm for the last 11 years - working with the likes of Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, and Frank Ocean, to name a few.
Having come full circle with desires to get back to her musical roots, Claire has focused recently on composing and has created for herself a niche of music, that sits somewhere amongst all of her influences - pop, hip/hop, jazz, classical, and film. Largely influenced by the LoFi Hip Hop scene, in which producers sample lots of old jazz recordings with downtempo beats, Claire utilizes that same technique, sampling her own orchestral pieces instead.
With this debut release marking her exploration into composition and truly finding her unique voice, Claire has written, produced, engineered, and performed all of the instruments herself.
Sit back, relax, and see where your imagination takes you.
Parallax is the perfect introduction to Claire as a composer & producer in 2018. She is also currently finishing up a collaboration with Danish film composer Jesper Mechlenburg, and putting the finishing touches on her next comic book installment for her electronic project, Ana-Tole, which will both be released later this year.