A non-exhaustive list of soundtracks selected for their diversity and originality.
COMPOSING MUSIC TO PICTURE
Creating Music for Film, TV Show, Documentary, Video Game or any kind of Visual Media is what I aspire to most. I love the fact that music can shape an emotional response, bring a rhythm to a scene, comment on the action, create an atmosphere, call attention to elements and so on.
HOW FILM MUSIC GOT INTO ME
I started composing for an amateur French web-serie called Potes7 in 2001 (watch the French Trailer). A new 10 minutes episode was written, filmed, edited and aired once a week. I was left with two days prior to the airing to create all the soundtracks, jingles and folleys for the show. This intense learning path taught me a lot about teamwork, quick decision making, and creative workflow.
DISCOVERING SOUND SYNTHESIS
Tweaking waveforms and parameters using analog or digital devices has fascinated me since the early 2000s. In 2006 I joined Alienhearts, an electronic trio performing live on stage with all sort of machines hooked to our computers. Beside the creation of electronic soundtracks, understanding the theory of sound creation played a major role in my learning of other domains such as sound design, mixing, mastering.
Today, the use of electronic tools to achieve any piece of music, sound design, regardless of the genre is essential in my workflow. As I moved away from club music, the use of electronic sounds has definitely left a mark in my creative process, as many of my orchestral tracks hide pieces of hybrid / electronic sounds in them.
WHERE IT ALL STARTS
After a few years of classical piano lessons when I was about 6 to 9 years old, I was taught Jazz by half a dozen teachers for the ten years to come until entering the National Conservatory of Lyon (section Jazz).
THE TRUE POWER OF JAZZ
I think all musicians that studied Jazz come to realize that it is more than a music genre, it is the key of understanding how a song is created, how a chord is related to a melody, and how a song can be played in a thousand different ways. Although I have a solid background of Jazz Music, I have rarely composed “pure” Jazz Music. Instead, all that Jazz knowledge was recycled into unlocking the secrets of composing in many other genres.
MEDITATIVE, PSYCHEDELIC AND EXPERIMENTAL
Freeing yourself from a formatted category is without a doubt what artists are looking for when attempting to look into themselves and transfer what they find into something that can be shared to others.
THE PATH TO THE UNKNOWN
While working with constraints and rules is essential to create something coherent and relatable, I believe taking the opposite path is equally important when it comes to develop your personal style. Those discoveries and happy accidents are then brought with subtlety into more “formatted” soundtracks.