This tab concerns my work in Computer Music:
• This page explains the nature of my work, where to find it and lists the projects related to it
• “My Compositions” contains a page listing every album featuring music related to my book (“Chroniques de l’Autre Monde“) and another page listing every album featuring music not related to my book (“Other“)
• “The Backstage” details my background in the field, the tools I used, the various steps until today and other “hidden” aspects of my work
What is “my work in Computer Music”?
This expression gathers all my music composition and production activity on which I’ve worked between when I was 17 and 23 years old. It’s soundtrack-like music, mostly symphonic (with a few exceptions) which means it’s been composed and recorded almost exclusively with a computer.
All of my work is divided between 6 albums published online which are themselves gathered into 2 main categories (we have the “Chroniques de l’Autre Monde” series on one hand, which gathers the songs supposed to be my book’s soundtrack, and music composed on-demand on the other hand), and a bunch of pieces that haven’t been published for various reasons (private or abandoned projects, low quality, results that is only a variation of an existing piece…).
If you wish to know more about the origin and evolution of my work I suggest you check out the page The Backstage.
The 6 albums currently published are listed on this site with details on the creation process for each.
“Chroniques de l’Autre Monde” gathers the 3 albums that belong to the series with the same name and “Other” contains the 3 albums featuring music composed for other projects.
Every album is freely available for listening and downloading on Jamendo and can even be used for your project as long as:
• My name is mentioned somewhere as the composer
• You do not modify the songs (although you can use only parts of them)
• You do not earn money with them
If you wish to use my work for money-making purposes, please purchase a license!
What is Jamendo? A website where you can upload your music under Creative Common licenses: you basically grant people the right to listen and download your work for free (you can even choose to let them earn money with it or modify it). They can also use it for their projects, which is pretty good for visibility.
It’s also possible to earn some money by participating in the “Jamendo Licensing” program: if the Creative Common License you picked doesn’t allow commercial use of your work, the customer can purchase a license directly from Jamendo to gain that right, and you earn a percentage on the selling price.
However Jamendo doesn’t pay royalties and their prices are quite low so it can be difficult to earn something significant as an artist. But it’s also less troublesome for the customers (who are probably of a different kind from the ones dealing with national organizations). Basically a free and easy way to use your work to top up your income!
Twice I’ve been able to hear what my work sounded like once played by real instruments (composing symphonic music usually means using sound banks on the computer): the first time thanks to a group of teenagers from the town of Hudiksvall (Sweden) that I gathered into a small orchestra in 2010, and the second time thanks to the Gävle Symphony Orchestra (Sweden) in 2012.
• Soundtrack for other projects:
Although my songs have been composed for specific projects (mine of other people’s), their free access means they’ve been used for many other creations among which short movies, “let’s play” videos, slideshows, corporate films, video-games trailers, documentaries…
• In the future: animation series
The “Chroniques de l’Autre Monde” have been composed to be the soundtrack of the “Chronicles of Galadria” so it’s quite normal that the end goal should be the combination of the two into one original audiovisual project, and I’m leaning toward an animation series.
But in the meantime (to help you wait!) you can discover this playlist of clips that combine the music and the texts it was composed to support!