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I’ve always considered myself a real adventurer, both in life and in work. I love trying and exploring new things.

Though my dream was to compose music for all sorts of media, and especially for films and TV, I actually started my career as a live musician. And as it turns out, playing music from others has taught me many valuable things. Because I’m very curious by nature, it led me to explore diverse musical styles through working with different bands. I played mostly in Europe, and visited a few other places around the world as well. While I was touring in Morocco, I had the opportunity to discover the musical roots of another culture, and it impressed me deeply. Trying to understand the thinking behind the music or rhythm — what was their “language”? — was like trying to assemble a puzzle that I couldn’t quite master in a short period of time.

All these experiences contributed to the richness of my musical language and prepared me to move on to another challenge. I started working as a composer for different media and had the opportunity to work on a lot of documentaries, some art movies, a bit of fiction, and some visual experiments. It was a sort of playground where I could apply to what I had learned throughout the years.

Also, I’ve always been a gamer. I fell in love with Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger on SNES, and I was completely sold, addicted! I had never really considered music or sound design for video games as a career option before the late 90’s/early 2000s, because the technology available at that time, wasn't make them sound good enough. So I thought video game industry wasn’t for me ... until I had the opportunity to join Gameloft as composer and sound designer, creating music and sounds for mobile phones. How ironic is that?

At Gameloft, I experienced firsthand the technical challenges of making content in such small sizes, and also had to torture my brain in order to still be creative using technology that is not designed for that purpose. But I was able to work on such great licenses (from games to blockbuster movies), which kept me busy and passionated, and I really enjoyed it.

In 2007, I had been promoted to World Audio Director of the company and charged with the mission of growing a worldwide team, making sure there’s no ego anywhere, keeping people creative and motivated, and fostering a good collaborative spirit. Together, we released more than 120 games, and then, after 11 years, it was time for me to move on to a new challenge.

Being able to work at Magic Leap in early 2017 was an incredible opportunity, and the adventurer that I am was again fulfilled! New tech, new team(s), new creative approaches for a revolutionary new medium. I’ve had the opportunity to work with incredibly talented and smart people, and I even managed to get nominated in Hollywood for “Best Original Score” in 2019, and at the G.A.N.G. Awards for “Music of the Year” in 2020.

After all that...well, the road goes on! Always ready for the next adventure...

Pancake Pals
2020
Audio Lead / Composer
https://www.magicleap.com/en-us/news/news/for-the-love-of-pancakes
Undersea
2019
Audio Lead / Composer
https://www.magicleap.com/en-us/news/news/magic-leap-studios-undersea-live
Iron Blade
2017
Audio Director
https://www.gameloft.com/en/game/iron-blade
Gangstar: New Orleans
2017
Audio Director
https://www.gameloft.com/en/game/gangstar-new-orleans
Zombie Anarchy
2016
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/zombie-anarchy
Disney Magic Kingdoms
2016
Audio Director / Composer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/disney-magic-kingdoms
Trivial Pursuit & Friends
2015
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/trivial-pursuit-friends
Sniper Fury
2015
Audio Director
https://www.sniperfury.com/?lang=en
Siegefall
2015
Audio Director / Composer (Trailer)
http://www.siegefall.com/
Puzzle Pets
2015
Audio Director
http://puzzlepets.gameloft.com/
Order & Chaos II: Redemption
2015
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/order-chaos-ii-redemption
Magna Memoria
2015
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/magna-memoria
Immortal Odyssey
2015
Audio Director
http://immortalodyssey.gameloft.com/
Ice Age: Avalanche
2015
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/ice-age-avalanche
Gods of Rome
2015
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/gods-of-rome
Dungeon Hunter 5
2015
Audio Director
http://www.dungeonhunter5.com/
Dragon Mania Legends
2015
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/dragon-mania-legends
CSI: Slots
2015
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/csi-slots
Country Friends
2015
Audio Director
http://www.gameloft.com/countryfriends/
World at Arms
2014
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/world-at-arms
Spider-Man Unlimited
2014
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/spider-man-unlimited
Shark Dash
2014
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/shark-dash
Rival Knights
2014
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/rival-knights
Pastry Paradise
2014
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/pastry-paradise
Modern Combat 5: Blackout
2014
Audio Director / Composer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/modern-combat-5-blackout
Ice Age: Adventures
2014
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/ice-age-adventures
Disney•Pixar Cars: Fast as Lightning
2014
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/disneypixar-cars-fast-as-lightning
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2014
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/captain-america-the-winter-soldier
Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War
2014
Audio Director / Composer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/brothers-in-arms-3-sons-of-war
Asphalt: Overdrive
2014
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/asphalt-overdrive
Uno & Friends
2013
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/uno-friends
Thor: The Dark World
2013
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/thor-the-dark-world
Heroes of Order & Chaos
2013
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/heroes-of-order-chaos
Gangstar: Vegas
2013
Audio Director (Updates)
https://gangstar-vegas.com/
Despicable Me: Minion Rush
2013
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/despicable-me-minion-rush
Blitz Brigade
2013
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/blitz-brigade
Men In Black 3
2012
Audio Director
https://www.iclarified.com/22124/gameloft-releases-official-men-in-black-3-game-for-ios
Wonder Zoo: Animal & Dinosaur Rescue
2012
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/wonder-zoo-animal-dinosaur-rescue
Wild Blood
2012
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/wild-blood
Six-Guns
2012
Audio Director (Updates)
https://www.mobygames.com/game/six-guns
My Little Pony: Magic Princess Quests
2012
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/my-little-pony-magic-princess-quests
Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour
2012
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/modern-combat-4-zero-hour
Kingdoms & Lords
2012
Audio Director
https://www.gameloft.com/en/game/kingdoms-and-lords
The Adventures of Tintin: The Game
2011
Audio Director / Composer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/adventures-of-tintin-the-game_
Starfront: Collision
2011
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/starfront-collision
Shadow Guardian
2011
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/shadow-guardian
The Settlers
2011
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/settlers_
The Oregon Trail: American Settler
2011
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/oregon-trail-american-settler
Modern Combat: Domination
2011
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/modern-combat-domination
Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation
2011
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/modern-combat-3-fallen-nation
Let's Golf! 3
2011
Audio Director / Composer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/lets-golf-3
Green Farm
2011
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/green-farm
Brothers in Arms 2: Global Front
2011
Audio Director / Composer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/brothers-in-arms-2-global-front
BackStab
2011
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/backstab
Shrek Forever After
2010
Audio Director
https://www.iclarified.com/9555/gameloft-releases-shrek-forever-after
Hero of Sparta II
2010
Audio Director
https://vimeo.com/45759972
Zombie Infection
2010
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/zombie-infection_
Shrek Kart
2010
Audio Director / Composer (Intro Cinematic)
https://www.mobygames.com/game/shrek-kart
Real Golf 2011
2010
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/real-golf-2011
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
2010
Audio Director / Composer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/rayman-2-the-great-escape
Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus
2010
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/modern-combat-2-black-pegasus
Let's Golf! 2
2010
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/lets-golf-2
Let's Go Bowling
2010
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/lets-go-bowling
James Cameron's Avatar
2010
Audio Director / Composer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/james-camerons-avatar
Gangstar: Miami Vindication
2010
Additional Composer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/gangstar-miami-vindication
Eternal Legacy
2010
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/eternal-legacy
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
2010
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/chronicles-of-narnia-the-voyage-of-the-dawn-treader
Blokus
2010
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/blokus
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X
2009
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/tom-clancys-hawx_
Sonic: Unleashed
2009
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/sonic-unleashed__
Rise of Lost Empires
2009
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/iphone/rise-of-lost-empires
Pro Golf: World Tour 2010
2009
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/pro-golf-world-tour-2010
Ghost Mansion Party
2009
Additional Music
https://www.mobygames.com/game/ghost-mansion-party
Chuck Norris: Bring on the Pain
2009
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/iphone/chuck-norris-bring-on-the-pain
Bubble Bash!
2009
Audio Director / Composer (Trailer)
https://www.mobygames.com/game/iphone/bubble-bash
Bridge Odyssey
2009
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/bridge-odyssey
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles
2009
Audio Director / Composer (Trailer)
https://www.mobygames.com/game/iphone/assassins-creed-altars-chronicles
Modern Combat: Sandstorm
2009
Audio Director / Composer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/modern-combat-sandstorm
Let's Golf!
2009
Audio Director / Composer (Trailer)
https://www.mobygames.com/game/lets-golf_
Wild West Guns
2008
Audio Director / Composer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/wild-west-guns
Soul of Darkness
2008
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/soul-of-darkness
Ninja Prophecy
2008
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/ninja-prophecy
Midnight Bowling 2
2008
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/midnight-bowling-2
Miami Nights: Singles in the City
2008
Composer / Sound Designer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/miami-nights-singles-in-the-city_
Diamond Twister
2008
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/diamond-twister
Hero of Sparta
2008
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/iphone/hero-of-sparta
Prince of Persia Classic
2007
Composer / Sound Designer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/ps3/prince-of-persia-classic
Brain Challenge Vol. 2: Stress Management
2007
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/j2me/brain-challenge-vol-2-stress-management
Brain Challenge
2007
Audio Director / Composer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/iphone/brain-challenge_
Tropical Madness
2006
Composer / Sound Designer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/tropical-madness
Rayman: Raving Rabbids
2006
Composer / Sound Designer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/rayman-raving-rabbids
Pro Golf 2007 feat. Vijay Singh
2006
Composer / Sound Designer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/pro-golf-2007-feat-vijay-singh
Naval Battle: Mission Commander
2006
Composer / Sound Designer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/naval-battle-mission-commander
Meteos Astro Blocks
2006
Composer / Sound Designer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/meteos-astro-blocks
Diamond Rush
2006
Composer / Sound Designer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/diamond-rush
Deal or No Deal
2006
Composer / Sound Designer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/deal-or-no-deal___

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