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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
Gangstar: New Orleans
2017
Audio Director
https://www.gameloft.com/en/game/gangstar-new-orleans
Iron Blade
2017
Audio Director
https://www.gameloft.com/en/game/iron-blade
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
Ice Age: Avalanche
2015
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/ice-age-avalanche
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
Dungeon Hunter 5
2015
Audio Director
http://www.dungeonhunter5.com/
Immortal Odyssey
2015
Audio Director
http://immortalodyssey.gameloft.com/
Country Friends
2015
Audio Director
http://www.gameloft.com/countryfriends/
Gods of Rome
2015
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/gods-of-rome
Puzzle Pets
2015
Audio Director
http://puzzlepets.gameloft.com/
Siegefall
2015
Audio Director / Composer (Trailer)
http://www.siegefall.com/
Magna Memoria
2015
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/magna-memoria
Order & Chaos II: Redemption
2015
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/order-chaos-ii-redemption
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
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2014
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/captain-america-the-winter-soldier
Asphalt: Overdrive
2014
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/asphalt-overdrive
Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War
2014
Audio Director / Composer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/brothers-in-arms-3-sons-of-war
Disney•Pixar Cars: Fast as Lightning
2014
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/disneypixar-cars-fast-as-lightning
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
World at Arms
2014
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/world-at-arms
Rival Knights
2014
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/rival-knights
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
Pastry Paradise
2014
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/pastry-paradise
Blitz Brigade
2013
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/blitz-brigade
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
Heroes of Order & Chaos
2013
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/heroes-of-order-chaos
Thor: The Dark World
2013
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/thor-the-dark-world
Uno & Friends
2013
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/uno-friends
My Little Pony: Magic Princess Quests
2012
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/my-little-pony-magic-princess-quests
Kingdoms & Lords
2012
Audio Director
https://www.gameloft.com/en/game/kingdoms-and-lords
Wild Blood
2012
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/wild-blood
Wonder Zoo: Animal & Dinosaur Rescue
2012
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/wonder-zoo-animal-dinosaur-rescue
Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour
2012
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/modern-combat-4-zero-hour
Six-Guns
2012
Audio Director (Updates)
https://www.mobygames.com/game/six-guns
Men In Black 3
2012
Audio Director
https://www.iclarified.com/22124/gameloft-releases-official-men-in-black-3-game-for-ios
Shadow Guardian
2011
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/shadow-guardian
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
Green Farm
2011
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/green-farm
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
BackStab
2011
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/backstab
Brothers in Arms 2: Global Front
2011
Audio Director / Composer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/brothers-in-arms-2-global-front
Starfront: Collision
2011
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/starfront-collision
The Adventures of Tintin: The Game
2011
Audio Director / Composer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/adventures-of-tintin-the-game_
The Settlers
2011
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/settlers_
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
Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus
2010
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/modern-combat-2-black-pegasus
Blokus
2010
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/blokus
Eternal Legacy
2010
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/eternal-legacy
Gangstar: Miami Vindication
2010
Additional Composer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/gangstar-miami-vindication
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
2010
Audio Director / Composer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/rayman-2-the-great-escape
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
Let's Golf! 2
2010
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/lets-golf-2
Real Golf 2011
2010
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/real-golf-2011
Shrek Kart
2010
Audio Director / Composer (Intro Cinematic)
https://www.mobygames.com/game/shrek-kart
Zombie Infection
2010
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/zombie-infection_
Hero of Sparta II
2010
Audio Director
https://vimeo.com/45759972
Shrek Forever After
2010
Audio Director
https://www.iclarified.com/9555/gameloft-releases-shrek-forever-after
Let's Golf!
2009
Audio Director / Composer (Trailer)
https://www.mobygames.com/game/lets-golf_
Modern Combat: Sandstorm
2009
Audio Director / Composer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/modern-combat-sandstorm
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
Bridge Odyssey
2009
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/bridge-odyssey
Bubble Bash!
2009
Audio Director / Composer (Trailer)
https://www.mobygames.com/game/iphone/bubble-bash
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles
2009
Audio Director / Composer (Trailer)
https://www.mobygames.com/game/iphone/assassins-creed-altars-chronicles
Pro Golf: World Tour 2010
2009
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/pro-golf-world-tour-2010
Rise of Lost Empires
2009
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/iphone/rise-of-lost-empires
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__
Hero of Sparta
2008
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/iphone/hero-of-sparta
Soul of Darkness
2008
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/soul-of-darkness
Diamond Twister
2008
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/diamond-twister
Midnight Bowling 2
2008
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/midnight-bowling-2
Ninja Prophecy
2008
Audio Director
https://www.mobygames.com/game/ninja-prophecy
Wild West Guns
2008
Audio Director / Composer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/wild-west-guns
Miami Nights: Singles in the City
2008
Composer / Sound Designer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/miami-nights-singles-in-the-city_
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_
Prince of Persia Classic
2007
Composer / Sound Designer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/ps3/prince-of-persia-classic
Rayman: Raving Rabbids
2006
Composer / Sound Designer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/rayman-raving-rabbids
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___
Meteos Astro Blocks
2006
Composer / Sound Designer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/meteos-astro-blocks
Pro Golf 2007 feat. Vijay Singh
2006
Composer / Sound Designer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/pro-golf-2007-feat-vijay-singh
Tropical Madness
2006
Composer / Sound Designer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/tropical-madness
Naval Battle: Mission Commander
2006
Composer / Sound Designer
https://www.mobygames.com/game/naval-battle-mission-commander

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