Alain Morisod

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Alain Morisod is a Swiss pianist who was born in Geneva, Switzerland on June 23 1949. He is known for contributing to Alain Morisod and Sweet People, a pop group which played at the Eurovision Song Contest as well as producing television series.[1]

Alain Morisod
Born (1949-06-23) June 23, 1949 (age 71)
OriginGeneva, Switzerland
  • Musician
  • pianist
  • Piano
  • keyboards
  • synthesiser
Years active1971 - present
  • Shangali Records
  • Essential Media Group
  • Essential
  • Evation Music
  • Les Productions Alain Morisod
Associated actsSweet People

Early Life[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Alain Morisod was born in the year 1949 in the Saint Gervais district of Geneva.[2] His father Jean was a butcher who died when he was 9. At the age of 9, he studied at the Florimont Institute from the year 1958 until the year 1968 when he turned 19. He started playing piano under his mother's encouragement. His mother was called Marguerite. Alain also studied at the Faculty of Law at the University of Geneva until 1970. His mother was also a pupil of the Conservatoire de Genéve as well as the Conservatoire Populaire.

Music career[edit | hide | edit source]

Alain Morisod started playing the piano for other artists including Arlette Zola and Henri De as well as Fernand Raynaud who was a French comedian.

His first studio album "Concerto Pour un Été" was released in the year 1971 which was all composed, recorded and produced by Alain Morisod. The album became successful during the summer when it sold over 2 million copies. When he took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 1977,[3] he formed the group Sweet People who had the single Hey le Musicien became second in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Alain Morisod and Sweet People still exist today. In 2017, Jean-Jacques Egli retired, replaced by Julien Laurence.[4]

He collaborated with Heinz Holliger.[5]

Television career[edit | hide | edit source]

Alain Morisod started work to produce television series in the year 1979 after he saved and revived the Geneva Review of the Casino - Theatre.

Starting from 1980, he produced the series Le Grande Roue, Studio 4 and Tréfle d'or Puis with Christian Morin. In 1988, he started to produce the series Les Coups de Cœur d'Alain Morisod (The Favourites of Alain Morisod) working with Jean-Marc Richard as well as Lolita Morena.

Personal life[edit | hide | edit source]

He lived in Quebec.[6]

Discography[edit | hide | edit source]

Studio albums[edit | hide | edit source]

  • Concerto Pour un Été (1971)
  • Disque d'or Autour du Monde (1978)
  • Mélancolie (1987)
  • Combien Faut-il de Temps (1987)
  • 20 Mélodies pour Rêver/20 Melodies to Dream By (1993-2003)
  • Mélodies pour Toujours (1997)
  • On Chante Toujours pour Quelqu'un (2009)

He is known for his 20 Melodies to Dream By compilations with new age renditions of famous tracks such as L'Hymne à L'Amour, Limelight and Et Maintenant as well as original compositions such as Aquarella and Le Matins des Vignerons.[7]

His music is available to stream on various music streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Music, Google Play Music and Apple Music.

References[edit | hide | edit source]

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  3. Barclay, Simon (2010-06-17). The Complete and Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. Simon Barclay. ISBN 9781445784151.
  4. "Alain Morisod : « le public adhère »" (in French). Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  5. "Le monde culturel face à la tempête «No Billag»". Le Temps (in French). Retrieved 2018-02-07.
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