Brad Pitt and producer Damien Quintard ink JV to reopen iconic Miraval Studios in France

Photo Credit: Hélène Hadjiyianni

Miraval Studios at the famed Château Miraval in the South of France will reopen its doors after a major renovation plotted and overseen by Miraval Estate’s owner Brad Pitt and EMMY-winning French producer Damien Quintard.

In 1977, the estate’s then-owner, French pianist and composer Jacques Loussier, built a recording studio on the property, previously called Studio Miraval, which went on to host sessions for Pink Floyd’s The Wall, AC/DC, The Cure, Sting, Sade and The Cranberries, among others.

The studio was active into the early 2000s but has sat unused for nearly two decades, until now.

Pitt and Quintard will reopen the completely redesigned and updated Miraval Studios in Summer 2022, having signed a joint venture partnership this year.

Quintard garnered an Emmy Award for his work on the Baku 2015 European Olympic Opening Ceremony.

He has also produced artists such as Brian Eno, Arca, Parcels and Teodor Currentzis, among others.

The studio features the original gear used in the studios during its years of operation, in addition to a Dolby Atmos system and technology to handle pre-mixing for film and television.

The facility’s ‘Studio One’ has 25-foot ceilings, a 100 square meter control room and 320 square meter live room.

The facility has recording booths, a room housing vintage synthesizers and other rare gear, work stations for sound and video editing and a mezzanine overlooking the entire studio.

“When we met in Paris, we immediately clicked,” said Quintard.

“It was an intense moment where we just talked and talked about sound. I was amazed at how sensitive and precise he was in his analysis of music.

“We are so excited for musicians of all types to be a part of what we’ve created.”

Damien Quintard

He added: “The combination of Brad’s vision for Miraval and our common passion for taking the time to make simple but beautiful things has resulted in something that is one-of-a-kind.

“We are so excited for musicians of all types to be a part of what we’ve created.”

 Music Business Worldwide