Boomkat Product Review:
Musician and composer Thomas Vaquié dedicates most of his time composing music and sound design for moving image, in particular for cinema and documentary.
"Over the last few years he has specialised in music experimentation for audiovisual work with the Antivj visual label, creating site-specific pieces for places such as France’s Centre Pompidou Metz designed by Shigeru Ban, the Old Port of Montreal’s metallic conveyor tower, in Songdo (South Korea’s futurist city project), Oaxaca’s ethnobotanical gardens or Hala Stulecia, Poland’s 70m diameter concrete dome.
Thomas also creates very modern compositions for immersive audiovisual installations, (3Destruct, Onion Skin, Light Sculptures, Cityscape 2095). With a strong sense of composition and narrative (he has co-directed certain projects with Antivj visual directors), sound designer skills and a capacity to project an image sonically, Thomas produces striking, emotional and physical pieces, consistently trying to extend visual experiences into physical ones.
Antivj recordings is about releasing music that has a strong cinematic dimension. It is about giving a new life to musical pieces that were originally created for physical experiences. Sonic narratives that were originally part of a visual work, whether they were site specific or standalone pieces. To begin with, the first releases will see a collection of pieces of music by Antivj’s main composer Thomas Vaquié, taken from several installations; original music from long term collaborator Murcof taken from his collaboration with Simon Geilfus; and music by Laurent Delforge (Squeaky Lobster), who has also composed music for site-specific projects."