You’ll find here the albums not belonging to the “Chronique de l’Autre Monde” series (for more info on those, check this page).
These are pieces composed on-demand for specific projects: each album is independent.
Why only 3 albums?
Because although I have been contacted by various people throughout the years (mostly in the field of audiovisual: slide-shows, films, series…), some projects were never completed, others were based on music from “Chroniques de l’Autre Monde”, and among the projects we actually completed that feature tailor-made compositions, I only deem those from the following 3 albums interesting.
NB: The following albums are available on Jamendo. You can freely listen, download or even use them for your projects as long as:
• My name is mentioned somewhere
• 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.
“The Night of the Hunter” (2010)
First time composing something tailor-made, in autumn 2009 following a request from Etienne Hallaux, in order to illustrate his slide-show on the Orion constellation.
You can watch the end result on Youtube or download it (Windows)!
The project has been a real challenge: first because Etienne had a very clear idea of what he wanted and communicating it via e-mail (he from Belgium and me from Sweden) wasn’t an easy task, and second because it was a slide-show, meaning every image had to be perfectly synchronized with the music.
So this composition demanded a lot of work, sometimes quite boring (changing a whole part because the atmosphere didn’t fit, having to add or take away small bits to match the images,…), but all in all it was a very interesting experience with a very interesting man (who unfortunately passed away in September 2012, just after we uploaded his work online).
In the end we were both satisfied with the result, even though it became more mysterious/poetic and less romantic than what he initially had in mind.
First time composing for movies, in winter/spring 2010 following a request from Yoann Peter, in order to illustrate his 3 short movies.
Click here to discover them along with the rest of his work!
This project has been very interesting from an artistic point of view. First because Yoann only had a general idea of what he wanted so we discussed a lot (via e-mail only, which certainly didn’t help), found ideas together, and he gave me enough room to experiment, and second because he was aiming at something very new for me: no orchestral symphonies here, instead he wanted experimental music, dark and electronic (basically fitting the atmosphere in the films).
In the end even if those pieces may not be the most interesting ones to listen to as they are, composing for movies and in a new genre was a true test of my skills!
“La Légende de Mendrock” (2014)
Music composed in 2010 as the main theme of the audio saga “La Légende de Mendrock” (“The Legend of Mendrock”).
Unfortunately it was never used as far as I know, and the saga itself (which already had 3-4 episodes) is not longer available either.
The instructions were to make a dark but epic song, that would give an overview of what the audience should expect: something closer in terms of instruments and structure to what I had done before (compared with the other two albums), but with a slightly different atmosphere.
The story behind this piece is an interesting one: the creator had used my song “Liberté” (album “Chroniques de l’Autre Monde II”) in an episode and when I found out I dropped a line in his visitors book to thank him. From there he answered and we started to work together.
Initially I was planning on composing the entire soundtrack but in the end I’ll have made the main theme only! We lost contact and after 4 years I decided he would never use my work so I may as well make it available online.
The idea of composing an entire soundtrack was tempting at the time, and since it was a Fantasy audio saga I didn’t have as many constraints as for movies and the universe was pretty close to what I was doing with “Chroniques de l’Autre Monde”.
However with the perspective gained throughout the years I realize now that would have demanded just too much time…
It’s interesting to notice that even though these pieces were composed for specific projects, they still are regularly used in other creations (fan-made videos, projects from professionals…) or listened to as they are!