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ABOUT
From videogames to movies

Born in 1972, Raphaël Gesqua's professional career began in the video games industry, in the early 1990s, under his real name Raphaël Gesqua, after he was previously known in the middle of the 16-bit demoscene, under the "Audiomonster" pseudonym adopted in 1989.

The composer worked with game designers, such as Paul Cuisset, for whom he arranged the soundtrack of the video game "Flashback - The Quest for Identity", for the Commodore Amiga, in 1992. The game has long time remained the world's best selling French video game.

He also worked twice with Pierre Adane, creator, among other things, of the "Top Spin" video games series, and for which he composed the soundtracks of "Snow Bros" video game, for Commodore Amiga, in 1991 (that production was cancelled at the last minute for legal reasons), and in 1993, for "Mr. Nutz",a side-scrolling platformer released for Super NES, Mega Drive/Genesis and Game Boy, which was a great success and went out of stock, just a few days after its first release, sold to one million copies.

Collaboration with Paul Cuisset also continues immediately, and the composer entirely composed and arranged the music for "Shaq-Fu" (featuring the famous basketball player Shaquille O'Neal and sold to nearly one million copies), "Fade to Black" (direct sequel to "Flashback", also sold to nearly one million copies), and "Moto Racer" (sold to 5 millions copies), as a sound director of company "Delphine Software International", titles that will all be huges successes, hailed in particular for their respective soundtracks (and again, "Moto Racer" will then long time remain the world's best selling French video game).

After the Delphine Software period, Raphaël resumed his status as an independent composer, and created the original music, sound effects, and voices for various titles, like "Marvel Super Heroes 3D", "Code Lyoko - Quest for Infinity", "Horse Life", the "DodoGo!" series, "Pop Island", the "Cocoto" series, and many other titles.

"Pop Island" soundtrack (Odenis Studio) earned him a nomination for "Milthon 2009 awards", for "Best Soundtrack".

He also composed the music for "Glory Days" and "Glory Days 2", for which he won two nominations on the "IGN" site, in 2007, for best soundtrack, facing "The Legend of Zelda - Phantom Hourglass", the legendary Nintendo game.

From 2003, Raphaël began his career in movies, and met then worked with several directors, such as Fabrice Blin, Thomas Lesourd, Christophe Monier, and Julien Maury, from the directors duo Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, with whom he worked twice on his shorts.
He then composed the soundtrack for the first film of the duo, "Inside"/"A l'intérieur", the horror film presented at Cannes Film Festival in 2007, starring Beatrice Dalle, Alysson Paradis, and Nicolas Duvauchelle, among others.

This first experience resulted in a failure, producers rejected the composer's work.

The second collaboration was a better one, and in 2010, Raphaël signs his first soundtrack for a feature film, with the "Livid" ("Livide") film, produced by "La Fabrique 2", and released in theaters in France, on December 7th, 2011.
"Livid"'s soundtrack reviews were unanimously excellent, throughout the world.
And five years after its theatrical release (in 2017), a double CD limited edition of "Livid"'s soundtrack were released by "Kronos Records".

In 2013, the composer worked again with director Fabrice Blin, for his film documentary "Super 8 Madness", about the genesis of Super 8 horror films in France.

The composer also signed, at the beginning of 2013, the soundtrack of a new English video game license, "Nimnims" from "Mickim Games".

In 2014, he worked again, also, with directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, on their film "Among the Living"/"Aux Yeux des Vivants". The critical reception for the film's music was excellent, in the United States first, through the SXSW Austin, Texas, where the film was rated in the top 10 of the event by the famous Fangoria, and frequently praised by music critics who attended the screening.

Parallel to the film's release, a digital and CD version of the soundtrack has been released by publishers MovieScore Media and "Kronos Records".

The music of "Among The Living" obtained a nomination, in 2015, at "Soundtrack Geeks Awards", in the category "Best Horror Film Music of 2014".

Also in 2014, Raphaël composed the soundtrack for US films anthology "The ABCs of Death 2" ("X is for Xylophone" segment), directed by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo.

In 2015, Raphaël works again with Christophe Monier, to compose the music of his feature film "That Blood That Will Flow".

In 2017, the music of the feature film "Livide", by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, is published in limited double CD edition, by Kronos Records.

Raphaël Gesqua is now working on various videogames, feature films and documentaries projects.



AMONG THE LIVING
(AUX YEUX DES VIVANTS)
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Written & directed by
Julien Maury & Alexandre Bustillo

Produced by
Metaluna Productions

Music by
Raphaël Gesqua

(C) 2014

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Original soundtrack available at MovieScore Media (Screamworks Rec) for digital release :
CLICK HERE

And Kronos Records for limited CD release :
CLICK HERE

LIVID
(LIVIDE)
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Written & directed by
Julien Maury & Alexandre Bustillo

Produced by
La Fabrique 2

Music by
Raphaël Gesqua

(C) 2011-2017

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Original 2 CDs limited edition soundtrack available at Kronos Records :
CLICK HERE

SUPER 8 MADNESS

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Directed by
Fabrice Blin

Produced by
Metaluna Productions

Music by
Raphaël Gesqua

(C) 2013

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Original soundtrack soon available on Bandcamp for digital release.

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