SQRM – Fundraising Campaign
Founded in 1980 under the name of the Association for the Advancement of Music Research in Quebec (ARMuQ), the Quebec Music Research Society (SQRM) is a non-profit organization whose goal is to foster development, promotion, support, dissemination and preservation of music research in Quebec.
The video for which I composed the music was produced in March 2017 for the organization’s annual fundraising campaign.
The city of Mountain Shadow – ambience soundtrack.
DarkDale: Betrayal was an independent RPG produced in Montreal. Inspired by classics such as Dungeon Master, Might & Magic or Wizardry, as well as recent reincarnations such as the great Legend of Grimrock, the game was to offer an epic adventure in a fantasy world. The game development was suspended in 2015. Opposite, a first extract of the soundtrack, the ambient music for the city of Mountain Shadow, capital of the kingdom.
Recording by the Arkea Ensemble, conducted by Dina Gilbert.
Video of the premiere by the Arkea Ensemble, conducted by Dina Gilbert.
Six directors paired with six composers for the project À Court de mots! (Short of Words!) where silent short films were accompanied by original music performed live by an orchestra of 25 musicians. The basic idea of the short film Ostinato, directed by Jean-François Lavalière, was to make music a full-fledged character, which goes beyond its accompaniment role to annoy and almost turn the main protagonist crazy. Trying to flee the soundtrack, to smother it, even to hide under water, our hero finally manages to discover the source of his torment by literally leaving the screen.
This work for orchestra of chamber was a commission of Codes d’Accès and the Ensemble Arkea for the cine-concert À Court de mots!. Premiere on February 24th, 2013, Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec, as part of the Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québecois.
This three-minutes demo shows excerpts of my work for Lumenbox Films, an independent film production Montreal-based company, during the 2010-2011 period. It includes both classical, pop, rock and electronic soundtracks, with the documentary Le Québec parle aux français, directed by Lorenzo Sterzi, and three corporate advertisements.