Theo Hakola

Theo Hakola is a singer/songwriter/musician and novelist born (1954) and raised in Spokane, Washington USA. In 1978 he settled in Paris, France. He is of Finnish and Swedish descent.[1]

NovelsEdit

  • The Snake Pit, published in French translation by Actes Sud (September 2016) as Idaho Babylone [2]
  • Rakia, published in French translation by Éditions Intervalles (2011)[3]
  • The Blood of Souls, published in French translation as Le Sang des âmes by Éditions Intervalles (2008)
  • Blood Streams, published in French translation as La Valse des Affluents by Le Serpent à Plumes (2003) and in Finnish by WSOY (2005)
  • The Way of Blood, published in French translation as La Route du Sang by Le Serpent à Plumes (2001) and in Finnish by WSOY (2002)

MusicEdit

AlbumsEdit

soloEdit

  • I Fry Mine in Butter (Wobbly Ashes Records/Médiapop Records, 2016)[4]
  • This Land is Not Your Land (Wobbly Ashes Records/Disques du 7e ciel, 2012)[5][6]
  • Drunk Women and Sexual Water (Wobbly Ashes Records/Anticraft, 2007)
  • La Chanson du Zorro Andalou (Grosse Rose/Kerig, 2000)
  • Overflow (Grosse Rose/Musidisc, 1997)
  • The Confession (Absinthe/Bondage-France, 1995)
  • Hunger of a Thin Man (Bondage-France, 1994)

with Passion FodderEdit

  • And Bleed That River Dry 1985-1991 (Barclay/Polygram-France/Beggars Banquet-World, 1998)
  • Songs Sacred and Profane 1985-1991 (Barclay/Polygram-France/Beggars Banquet-World, 1993)
  • What Fresh Hell is This? (Barclay/Polygram-France/Beggars Banquet-World, 1991)
  • Woke Up This Morning (Barclay/Polygram-France/Beggars Banquet-World, 1989)
  • Love, Waltzes and Anarchy (Barclay/Polygram-France/Beggars Banquet-World, 1987)
  • Fat Tuesday (Barclay/Polygram-France/Beggars Banquet-World, 1986)
  • Hard Words from a Soft Mouth (Barclay/Polygram-France/Beggars Banquet-World, 1985)

with Orchestre RougeEdit

  • More Passion Fodder (RCA-France, 1983)
  • Yellow Laughter' (RCA-France, 1982)

ProductionEdit

  • Noir Désir - "Où veux-tu que je r'garde ?" (Barclay/Polygram-France) –1987
  • E.V. - "Reuz" (Lola Label/Polygram France) – 1994
  • Les Hurleurs - "Bazar" (Barclay/Universal) – 1996
  • Les Malpolis - "La Fin du retour de la chanson" (Willing/Mosaic Music) – 2005
  • Gecko Palace – "Tout va si bien" (New Track Music) – 2008

Film MusicEdit

  • "Babel metropolite," directed by Beajena Borakova – 1988
  • "Peaux de vaches," dir. Patricia Mazuy – 1989
  • "Perpetua," dir. Claudia Neubern – 1999
  • "La Fille préférée," dir. Lou Jeunet – 1999
  • "Les Petites Mains," dir. Lou Jeunet – 2001
  • "The wind", dir. Victor Söjström (ciné-concert) - 2007
  • "La Vallée de larmes," dir. Agathe Dronne – 2011
  • "Au bonheur des dames", dir. Julien Duvivier (ciné-concert) - 2013

TheatreEdit

  • "Idaho Babylone," (Theo Hakola) scored reading based on the novel, with Dominique Reymond, Bénédicte Villain and Simon Texier; author/composer/musician... Grenoble, Frontignan – 2017
  • "American Tabloid," (James Ellroy) composer/musician – MC93-Bobigny – 20013. Directed by Nicolas Bigards.
  • "Rakia," (Theo Hakola) scored reading based on the novel, with Dominique Reymond; author/composer/musician... Dijon – 2013
  • "Sur la route," scored reading based on Kerouac's On The Road, composer/musician... Manosque, Toulouse, Grenoble, Caen, Vendôme, Vincennes, Rennes – 2012-2015...
  • "La Ballade de Carson Clay," (Theo Hakola) scored reading based on La Valse des affluents, author/composer/musician... Grenoble, Bobigny – 2011-2015
  • "L'Invention du monde," (Olivier Rolin) – composer/musician – at the MC93-Bobigny – 2010. Directed by Michel Deutsch.
  • "Chroniques du bord de scène - Hello America," 2009/10, followed by "USA, d'après Dos Passos" – composer/musician/actor – at the MC93-Bobigny – 2009/10. Directed by Nicolas Bigards.
  • "Le Chant des âmes," scored reading based on Le Sang des âmes, author/composer/musician... Finnish Cultural Center, Paris – 2009.
  • "La Thébaïde" (Racine) – composer/musician, Centre dramatique national de Montreuil and the Atelier du Rhin in Colmar – October/Novembre 2007. Directed by Sandrine Lanno.
  • "Ellen Foster" (Kaye Gibbons) – composer/musician and translator in Dijon (Festival Frictions) and Lille (l’Aéronef) – 2002 then, as co-director, Bagnolet (l’Échangeur) and Lyon (Théâtre de la Renaissance) – 2005.
  • "Les Chansons de ‘La Valse des affluents’" (Theo Hakola) scored reading based on the novel, author/composer/musician... Manosque, Poitiers – 2004, and Lyon – 2005.
  • "Une Dizaine de morts," (based on the works of Michael Ondaatje), adapter-author/composer/musician... Lyon, Manosque – 2003, Paris, Lille – 2004
  • "La Chanson du Zorro andalou" (Theo Hakola) – author/actor/composer/director, 1999–2000, Rennes, Lille, Paris...
  • "Mahagonny" (Brecht/Weill) – actor (Alaskawolf Joe), Paris and on tour in France... – 1983 Directed by Hans-Peter Cloos.

Radio/JournalismEdit

  • D.J./producer on France-Inter, Radio Monte Carlo (RMC Côte d'Azur), France Culture, Radio Nova and Radio Cité 96.
  • Publication of articles on European culture and politics in In These Times and in Cinéaste (USA) and in La Règle du jeu,[7] Libération, Actuel, Globe, Les Inrockuptibles... (France).

EducationEdit

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science – 1975/76
  • B.A. in Political History – Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio – 1977

Other WorkEdit

  • Film actor: (agent: Sophie Barrois/Agence Oz [8]) Pictures, Florent Quint (2011), Suerte, Jacques Séchaud (2010); The Portuguese Man O' War, Lauren Makael (2008); Une Famille parfaite, Pierre Trividic (2006); Ma Mère, Christophe Honoré (2004); La Fille préférée, Lou Jeunet (1999)...
  • Director: “Reliefs” fiction workshop – Saint-Priest (Lyon), 2005 “La parole et les cris” lyrics workshop – Nevers, 1998–1999
  • Translator: Composition and Non-composition by Jacques Lucan (PPUR-2012) as well as numerous film scripts, plays, poems, songs and articles...
  • Organizational Secretary: The US Committee for a Democratic Spain, New York – 1975
  • Instructor: “The Spanish Civil War,” Antioch College, Ohio – 1974 “Photography,” (assistant to Tony Conrad) Antioch College, Ohio – 1974
  • Sound, lights, programming: Tramps Club, New York – 1977/78
  • English teacher, photographer, rewriter, waiter...

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Biography". Theo Hakola - The Official Website. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.actes-sud.fr/catalogue/romans-policiers/idaho-babylone
  3. ^ FRENCH PUBLISHER. "Editions Intervalles".
  4. ^ "I Fry Mine in Butter". Mediapop Records. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  5. ^ FRENCH REVIEWS. "Disques du 7e ciel".
  6. ^ NEW NOISE French interview. "Paul Revere avec une guitare" (PDF).
  7. ^ http://laregledujeu.org/contributeur/theo-hakola/
  8. ^ http://www.agence-oz.com/artiste.cfm/672522_a1627-Theo_Hakola.html

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