JSR just finished scoring a shock documentary from award-winning French director Denis Delestrac: Sand Wars, an investigation documentary which was awarded the Best International Film Award at the Eko Film 2013 Festival in Prague. This investigation documentary has been selected in many major festivals worldwide and is airing all over the world through PBS International and its partners, attracting record audiences while unveiling a new gold rush and a disturbing fact: the “SAND WARS” have begun.
In collaboration with director Guillaume Pouliot from 32 degrées and with JSR’s composition and orchestration skills, Tourisme Laurentides went for intense emotion! Without narration, images of striking beauty lay on a grandiose music piece performed by a “live” orchestra comprised of 27 musicians from Quebec. Adding a live orchestra on this new campaign was a huge bonus as you can ear in this 30 seconds spot. Composition, orchestration, copist: Jean-Sébastien Robitaille Directed by: Alain Aubut and JSR. Recording and mixing engineer: François Arbour. Recorded at Studio Piccollo with 27 amazing musicians!
JSR was chosen to compose the music of the Crash Course sequel, simply titled Crash Course 2. He created a simple sports game rock-oriented soundtrack with ethnic influences that goes hand in hand with the easy-going and fun mood of the game.
Director Pier Lalonde’s from Pixel et Cie wanted to use the sound of a garage door opening as an important element in the jingle for his client Garaga, a manufacturer of high-end garage doors. But the trick was to make this as appealing for both men and women! Here’s what JSR came up with:
JSR picks up three licenses for Endgame, a drama series developed and produced by Thunderbird Films, for his electronic jazz-infused downtempo music in the new Showcase original TV series Endgame – Canada’s great new detective TV series.
Inspired by the classic 80’s series iconic music, JSR blended a unique mix of typical 80’s sounds, grooves and melodies, with the depth and intensity of modern classical orchestration; Heavy distorted guitars, drums and metallic percussions give a tonic edge to this epic battle against the evil forces of King Zarkon in the player’s quest for justice and galactic peace. Here’s what it sounds like:
JSR signs the original score of the game Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Silme ‘bustin for the Chilian division of Behaviour Interactive, Wanako Games, taking his influences from the musical genre of the first movie classic Ghostbusters.
JSR used his funky skills for this funky feature film recreating the songs and sound from the 70`s and 80′s! The most difficult thing about this project? Stepping away from the original version just enough to keep the owners of the copyrights happy!
Critically acclaimed, (thank you critics!) the soundtrack of the game Revenge of the Wounded Dragon is JSR’s creation. The goal of this 70′s funk-driven score was to aim straight at your nostalgia gene while mixing in enough innovation to hold anyone’s interest throughout this classic-style Kung Fu game. The fast-moving retro feel comes from strong rhythmic grooves, with rhythm instruments such as electric guitar, electric bass, Hammond organ, drums and an array of percussions playing interlocking rhythms. The stabs and melodic lines of the brass sections recreate the feel and sound of the great live funk bands.