Artist Biography

From Progressive Roots to Diverse Soundscapes

A Musical Journey

Vivien Lalu is a French music composer, keyboard player, songwriter, and record producer from Paris, France. His journey in music began at a young age, influenced by his parents Noëlle (keyboardist) and Michel Lalu (guitarist), musicians from the '70s French progressive act Polène. Building on this musical upbringing, Vivien briefly studied with Emmanuel David, a former student of renowned jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk. Since 1997, Vivien has been consistently releasing a diverse range of recordings across various bands and projects, garnering recognition for his contributions to progressive rock and metal music.

Vivien’s talent and creativity have earned him several awards and recognitions, including an “Album of the Month” title from Rock Hard Magazine and a mention in Roadrunner Records’ “Top Ten Albums of 2013” by Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess. In 2008, Vivien achieved his first movie score for Warner Bros’ Seuls Two, directed by French comedy duo Éric & Ramzy. This opened the door to other exciting opportunities in soundtracks, including Igor & Grichka Bogdanoff’s Science X TV show in collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd.

Beyond his work in film, Vivien has crafted numerous soundtracks for French television and contributed music and sound effects to Ubisoft and Neko Entertainment games on Nintendo DS, 3DS, and Wii U platforms. A devoted endorser of Roland keyboards, Vivien's talents have graced over twenty albums released through prominent labels such as Frontiers, Universal, Sony, InsideOut, Metal Blade, and AFM Records, either as a composer or keyboardist.