This tab concerns my work in music composition:
• This page explains the nature of my work, where to find it and lists the projects related to it
• “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 music composition”?
This designates my activities in music composition and production, which took place between when I was 17 and 23 years old. Soundtrack-like pieces, mostly symphonic (with a few exceptions). I used almost only computer-generated instruments (VSTi) rather than recording real instruments.
My work includes several pieces that haven’t been published along with six albums published online. The latter are gathered into two main categories:
• “Chroniques de l’Autre Monde“, which gathers the songs that work as my novel’s soundtrack
• On-demand composition which gathers songs created for other people’s projects
Want to know more about the origin and evolution of my work? Check out “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 of the series. “Other” contains the 3 albums featuring music composed for other projects.
Every album is freely available for listening and downloading on Jamendo. You can even use them 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. So 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. You then 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. Indeed, composing symphonic music usually means using sound banks on the computer and it’s difficult to hear the real thing.
The first time thanks to a group of teenagers from the town of Hudiksvall (Sweden) that I gathered into a small orchestra in 2010. 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. That includes 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”. Therefore the end goal is to combine the two into one original audiovisual project. That’s what I intend to do with 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!