“I care about my freedom when I’m working on my own albums, but I also appreciate being in service of a greater project, a work in which music only plays a part.”
With his music band Black Strobe founded in 1997, Arnaud Rebotini released two albums: Burn Your Own Church (2007) and Godforsaken Roads (2014). Both were followed by international tours. He mixed pop, electronics, jazz and contemporary music, analog synthesizers, winds, brass, strings, electric guitar, and voice on Organique (2000), his first album under the pseudonym Zend Avesta. Passionate about analog synthesizers, he also devoted his career to electronic productions: he released two albums in his own name on his new label Blackstrobe Records: Music Components (2008) and Someone Give Me Religion (2011). These productions also marked his collaboration with the GRM (Groupe de Recherche Musicale). He notably collaborated with Christian Zanési on the album Frontières (2016), mixing analog synthesizers, acoustic sounds, and concrete music. He also composed film scores such as the ones of Robin Campillo’s Eastern Boys (2013) and BPM (Beats per Minute), Grand Prix of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, for which he won the César for Best Original Music and the Lumière Prize in 2018.