Brad Pitt renovates the music recording space at Miraval studios
Brad Pitt can now add “renovator” to his resume. The actor is to oversee a major rehabilitation of Studios Miraval at Château Miraval in the south of France, an iconic recording studio built in 1977 by French pianist and composer Jacques Loussier. Over the years, the studio has hosted recording sessions for Pink Floyd (The wall), AC/DC, The Cure, Sting, Sade, The Cranberries, etc., but since the early 2000s it has hardly been used.
A music lover, Pitt will work on the renovation alongside Emmy-winning French producer Damien Quintard, whose credits include artists like Brian Eno and Arca.
With a complete overhaul, the new Miraval Studios will be “[honor] the past while advancing a new approach to recording, amid breathtaking vistas that are sure to fuel all kinds of creative expression,” according to a statement. Using its stunning natural light and “remarkable natural reverb,” Miraval Studios – which is now booking sessions for summer 2022 – will now look as good as its recordings sound.
“The combination of Brad’s vision for Miraval and our shared passion for taking the time to do simple yet beautiful things has resulted in something one of a kind,” added Quintard. “We’re so excited to have musicians of all types be a part of what we’ve created.”
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