Romain Quessaud is an award winning composer, music editor, and sound designer with a passion to explore the relationship we have with sound. Through experimenting and mixing electronic and acoustic music, Romain enjoy adding and creating a sonic world to the picture and the story. He has a keen interest for films and other art forms which depict reality, life, and all the deep meanings surrounding it, while not being afraid of innovating in the process to create a unique piece of art.
Romain is also making music under the pseudonym JSZ, his latest EP released earlier this year was called “Thèmes sur la Nature”. He has released numerous EP and singles throughout the years, while constantly evolving and exploring new sound palettes (Click here for more). Drawing inspiration from the classical composers such as Liszt, Chopin, and Debussy, but also more modern electronic composers such as Jon Hopkins, Nils Frahms, and Olafur Arnalds, Romain feels a constant need to learn and experiment within the craft of music.
When composing, Romain search for an endless exploration in life and our environment. He uses his experiences to keep pushing his creatives horizons, and mixing music with everyday sounds, as well as concepts of philosophy, sociology, nature and urbanism. Creating worlds within, and diving into a constantly evolving culture of music. Exploring the meaning of sound and building compelling soundscapes and stories through music is what feeds on the passion for Romain.
As a media composer, his latest projects are A Whispered Hope (2021, Dir. Samantha Locock & Katie Loughrin), Cry Zach (2021, Dir. Collen Demerez), and recently awarded High Fidelity (2020, Dir. Millie Everett) (Full list of projects here).
Originally from France, Romain moved to Australia and graduated in 2018 from QUT, and is now back in Europe working as a freelance composer and sound designer. Romain works with creative from all around the world, and has travelled to many places around the world to collaborate with amazing musicians and talents.