Classical pianist, Delphine Mantoulet is primarily attracted by rock and electro music; a taste that she develops particularly during her stay in London in an English underground electro label Swan Island between 1998 and 2000 where she works with the buzzcocks in concert too. After working at Warnermusic for the Yellow label, it is during her meeting with the director Tony Gatlif on the film Exils, in 2004, that she began her career as a composer.
Since then, she is passionate about world music and film music. She continues the artistic collaborations on the films of Tony Gatlif, by evolving her compositions according to the musical universes that cross the films: the Arab-Andalusian music on Exils, the Slavic music and Rom on Transylvania, the music of the 40s in Liberté moving towards a very visual writing of his music. She composed for Liberté’s score the song Les Bohémiens featuring Catherine Ringer.
In 2012, she collaborated for the first time with Valentin Dahmani in the composition of the soundtracks Indignados and the documentary Indignez-vous! made by Tony Gatlif, freely inspired by Stéphane Hessel's book.
More electric, the original soundtracks include the filmed sounds of the film in order to be closer to the image and evolve according to the editing.
This way of working completely upstream then in agreement with the rhythm of the editing by including the sounds of the shooting continued in the soundtrack of the film Geronimo released in 2014, in an urban musical spirit, organic, essence of the image and inseparable from the hip hop and electric energy of the film.
In 2017, Delphine Mantoulet composes the music of the show Lala Bidoum in tribute to the author Claude Ponti, created by the dancers Caroline Savi Marsalo and Juha Marsalo (dancer Carolyn Carlson). Composed as an album (80 minutes), the continuous music of the show represents the imaginary characters in a story-telling universe that mixes material sounds, electro and various melodic variations according to the paintings. Presented at the Cartoucherie, the show will shoot on several national stages.