MUSIC MAKES IMAGES
Philippe Vachey born 7th January 1964, is a french composer and producer. Vachey’s works are notable for integrating orchestral instruments, electronic sounds, sound synthesis and “concrete” sounds.
He is amongst the pioneers who created in the early 90’s, music for computers, for the nascent video games market. He’s also known on inventing soundscapes and sound effects, as a musical content.
His creative purpose as a composer is to produce musical universes, which can exist inside and outside the narration, to serve and reinforce the stories and the images themselves. As a melodist, his musical DNA is based on creating colors and musical fields, as an amplifier of emotional experiences.
It’s strong relationship with the world of sounds, results in various OST’s which have been warmly welcomed by the public worldwide over years, including the popular Alone in the Dark and Little Big Adventure series, amongst others.
Philippe has been also involved in various educational projects in connection with the digital world, which for example, drove him to India, where he led the start of an hi-tech school embedded in a large emerging campus.
He’s an avid and curious traveler, eager to learn and to understand cultures, philosophies and people. He likes to bring back these encounters in his composition work.
Using and, instead of or… Finding the third effect for creative synergies : his music is known to be deep, emotionally loaded and an invitation to travel trough our inner and outer worlds. Then, images can meet music, and music can bring images… : 1+1=3
Things are not what they appear to be, nor are they otherwise ?
ears don't have eyelids
Music is a powerful stimulus.
According to studies, 75% of witnesses report having felt the famous ‘musical thrill’ when listening to a song not necessarily familiar. “Music enters our body through the auditory pathways and we are simply forced to make sense of the sound signal.
This interpretation is done at an extremely high speed – 250 thousandths of a second of a sound stimuli is enough for our brain to synchronize. We can distinguishes no less than eight sound signal processing mechanisms involved, for the most part simultaneously, including sensory and perceptual processing, rhythmic training, emotional contagion or aesthetic judgment.
The result ? A real physiological and biochemical storm: through the effect of synchronization, music can cause a change in our body, heart, respiratory rate and lower or increase blood pressure…