Brad Pitt and Damien Quintard reopen the iconic Miraval Studios
Once upon a time … in France.
Brad Pitt has teamed up with French producer Damien Quintard to reopen Miraval Studios, the famous recording studio that has been dormant in his French vineyard, ChÃ¢teau Miraval, since the early 2000s.
âIt is the honor of a lifetime not only to co-found the rebirth of one of the most iconic recording studios that has recorded Pink Floyd, Wham !, AC / DC, Sting, etc., but also to have Brad Pitt as Partner â, Quintard, 30 years old, written via Instagram Monday, accompanied by a photo of him with the actor from “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”.
He added: âReally touched by Brad’s confidence in me and grateful for the support of all my fantastic team and those around me without whom nothing would ever be possible. “
The legendary place, which will always be called Miraval Studios, should reopen in the summer of 2022.
“Located in the south of France, in the ‘Chateau Miraval’, we are refitting one of the most iconic recording studios of all time”, Miraval Studios said in a press release shared on Instagram Monday. “The timelessness of the songs recorded there by Pink Floyd, The Cranberries, AC / DC among many others, will soon be returning to artists these days.”
âWe can’t wait to get started and we are happy to have you on board for this moving adventure ahead. “
While Pitt, 57, is best known for his acting expertise, Quintard said he also has a real understanding of the music industry.
“When we met in Paris, we immediately clicked”, Quintard said Pitchfork. âIt was an intense moment where we just talked and talked about the sound. I was amazed at how sensitive and precise he was in his analysis of music.
Miraval Studios have previously hosted recording sessions for âThe Wallâ by Pink Floyd and âKiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Meâ by The Cure, as well as artists like Sade, The Cranberries and Courtney Love.
Pitt’s Chateau Miraval made headlines amid her ongoing divorce from Angelina Jolie, who sold her stake in the French estate for $ 164 million in October.
The “Maleficent” star, 46, reportedly sold the shares to wine group Tenute del Mondo, a faction of the Stoli Group, which also owns Masseto and Ornellaia, for an undisclosed amount.
The move came after she and Pitt came to an agreement to split their assets, opening the door for Jolie to sell her stake in the 1,000-acre property in Correns, France.
Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in September 2016. Although the two are legally single, they are still fighting over custody of the children and the terms of their pending divorce.
The two share six children: Maddox, 20, Pax, 18, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 13.