Stéphane Picq

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Stéphane Picq (born 16 August 1965) is a French composer of video game music, primarily for ERE Informatique/Exxos and Cryo Interactive.


Picq first began composing in 1987. He retired from the industry in 1998 and moved to Madagascar. In February 2006, he announced[1] that he was building a new studio in Madagascar and may release a compilation of old songs.

On November 13, 2015, ZOOM Platform and the Jordan Freeman Group revealed that Stéphane Picq, original musical composer for MegaRace 1, had joined the MegaRace Reboot Team and would be composing the soundtrack with other team members, including Jordan Freeman and Max Petrosky, along with some special guests.[2] The news had actually broken on the previous day, November 12, 2015, via the MegaRace Reboot's official Facebook page.[3]

On August 22, 2016, ZOOM Platform and the Jordan Freeman Group released Stéphane Picq's complete MegaRace 1 soundtrack re-mastered in stereo for the first time ever on various digital download services including Amazon MP3, CDBaby, Google Play, and iTunes.[4][5]

Musical style[edit]

Picq claims to own dozens of instruments from all over the world and the ability to play all of them. His musical style incorporates "organic sonority", as he features many "organic sounds" such as breaths, water, sighs. The most representative examples are found in "Dune: Spice Opera", but this technique is also used on other Cryo soundtracks (for example, "Thaa's Secret" in Lost Eden).

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