Altered Carbon mixes many inspirations from different cultures, which leads to very interesting visuals, often close to religious frescoes. My approach is to mix a very dirty and unstable electronic atmosphere with the beauty of the orchestra with strings as the main element. The percussion brings rhythm and some Japanese ethnic instruments appear at certain key moments.
Westworld is a great source of inspiration for me, from the creation of atypical sound textures to the creepy and new sound design. The story at the centre combines themes that I feel very strongly about: the place of man in a world where believers have become gods, self-sufficient technology capable of feeling and thinking for itself, the role of politics and corruptions between multinationals and the importance of love as a motivator to do good.
The Spitfire Audio competition in partnership with the Westworld directors allowed me to explore the composition of action music in sync with the scenes and visual events. I favoured an intimate, dreamlike atmosphere at the beginning of the sequence, and then joined the end of the car chase with an orchestral tutti, discreetly using Wagner’s motifs on the bass and partially on the melody (the song “Rides of the Valkyries” is initially used in this sequence).
The BBC documentaries such as Blue Planet have always made me feel very emotional. The more the years went by, the more grandiose and rare the images became at the same time, which alerted me to the state of our environment and the impact of man on nature. Music has an important role to play in making things happen and raising awareness, finding a common ground for our species.
Exalt is the very first film I composed on to test my abilities to compose, orchestrate and create electronic sound textures for advertising. I was honoured at the age of 14 to be complimented by its creator Paul Mignot, an experienced and talented film director. These words touched me a lot and gave me the motivation to continue to create and undertake other projects