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Who?

My name is Jonathan, I am an independent artist. I am from Valence, France. Yeah well, not Valencia in Spain, I know, but we did have a football team called FC Valence back in the XXth century , so in a way...

I am a composer and writer, especially concerning music for videos (including films, advertisements, ...) but not only: I also write rock songs, acoustic songs, classical pieces, ...). I am also a video game developer which may seem to be a complete different job, but if you ever played games like Secret Of Mana, you know why I started to like video games. Look at the menu on the side of this page (or probably on top if you're on a small screen), and check out the things I do!

I also have a shop for clothes (T-shirts mostly) on this website. I wanted to have clothes with something written on it but not some nonsense you can find everywhere: with poetry or philosophical quotes instead. Also, I added a few clothes about the video games I make.

You can contact me through the contact page. If you have a potential job about composing music or making awesome video games, I'm interested!

Tools and Skills

Music:

  • Composing and writing: I write music, either rock songs, power metal songs, progressive songs, acoustic songs, or also "classical" pieces (not necessarily filling the classical era standards, I can write things that sound more "modern" of course). I wrote music for some projects, such as the film Papa (Jonathan B. Perera), or the webseries Cabinet Montero.
  • Pro Tools with sound libraries: For writing music on computers, because projects don't always have budget to hire a Philharmonik Orchestra.
  • Finale: For writing and printing scores and music sheets.
  • Real-life instruments: because, yes, music can still be played for real even nowadays. I am a singer, guitarist (mostly electric), and I also play bass guitar and drums. I play in these bands: Duo Saphir, 2SYS (pronounce like "two size"), Forlorn Cry and also as me.

Video Game Development:

  • Unity3D: say, probably the software the most well-thought in the world in terms of usability. For 2D and 3D games.
  • Photoshop and Gimp: To create elements of designs.
  • Webstorm: writing HTML/JS/CSS for this website and a few others (like www.alarue.org or Jonathan Perera my film-making friend).
  • I also used the one-billion-Go-space-requiring Visual Studio with .NET.

Hobbies

  • I like music of course, I always thought there were four bands in "amplified music" that influenced me the most: in chronological order: The Offspring, Noir D├ęsir, Sonata Arctica, Muse. I play in various bands mentioned above.
  • Video games of course, especially from this good old time when Nintendo and Sega blah blah blah. Should I mention the great Zelda: a Link to the Past, Secret of Mana, Sonic 1, 2, 3, and Knuckles; Crono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, Flashback...
  • I also like British romantic poetry, and romantic poetry in general. Let's just quote The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge:
    "The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew,
    The furrow followed free;
    We were the first that ever burst
    Into that silent sea."
  • I also like comic books, either superhero, especially X-men from the 70s and 80s, or also things like Calvin & Hobbes, or from french and belgian art, like Gaston Lagaffe. I started to draw a few years ago, but, well, I'm more into music, so... It's still something I'd like to work on.
  • And finally, I like physics. Like, astrophysics, quantum mechanics... It's a bit off-topic though.