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Fermata

ABOUT

FERMATA MUSIC & SOUND

Introduction

/fərˈmädə/

fer·ma·ta

a pause of unspecified length on a note or rest

Ever find yourself exploring an open world game and the soundtrack makes you pause and listen? That is at the core of what Fermata Music & Sound is all about.

The goal is to carefully craft incredible music and sound experiences for your video game, film, or tv show. Based out of Toronto (Canada), Barcelona (Spain), and Córdoba (Argentina), Fermata has worked with many high profile clients, as well as up-and-coming indie developers and directors. Most recently, one of our team members worked on the audio team for Ubisoft’s Far Cry 6. With over a decade in the business, Fermata has been recognized with 15+ awards and nominations; including 2 wins & 10 nominations at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, and 5 SOCAN Foundation Awards.

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services.

The following services can be provided for any visual media project:

  • Original music composition
  • MIDI editing & composition assistance
  • Orchestration
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credits.

Tomorrow (Feature Film) / 2021

In the Mind’s Eye (Short) / 2019

Shadow Break (Video Game) / 2017

Quarries / 2015

The Moment I Was Alone (Short) / 2014

A Long Way From Home (Short) / 2014

The Path (Short) / 2014

The Sky Won’t Fall (Short) / 2014

Breakfast with Pete (Short) / 2014

Dream Revenant (Video Game) / 2014

Jon (Short) / 2013

Cold (Short) (original score) / 2013

Reborn (Short) / 2012

The Black Dahlia Haunting (music composed by) / 2012

First Blood (Short) / 2011

Euphoria (Short) / 2011

Evan Wheatley’s The Stakeout (Short) (original music by) / 2011

Requiem (Short) / 2011

Lucid (Short) / 2010

Da Capo al Fine (Documentary short) / 2010

Shadows (Short) / 2010

15 Till Midnight (original score) / 2009

James Potter and the Hall of Elders Crossing / 2009

Lost in Oz (TV Movie) / 2009

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workstation.

2020 studio setup and audio workstation. Experience working with multiple DAWs (Digital Audio Workstation), including Cubase, Logic, and Pro Tools.

  • Windows, 64 GB RAM, 6 TB HDD
  • Cubase Pro 10.5
  • Acorn Masterkey 61 MIDI keyboard
  • TEC Midi & Breath Controller
  • KRK Rokit 5 Speakers
  • Spitfire, Ujam, 8Dio sample libraries
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bio.

Canadian-Argentine composer Isaias Garcia is a 2-time Hollywood Music in Media Award winner and 9-time nominee, and 5-time SOCAN Foundation Audio/Visual Awards recipient, having worked on a wide range of mainstream and indie projects for film, video games, and the concert hall.

 

Born in Canada and raised in Argentina, he had a humble and grounded musical upbringing in both countries, absorbing the works of the unique filmmakers and composers from Buenos Aires and Hollywood alike. At age 17, he became the youngest-ever composer-in-residence of Toronto’s Celebrity Symphony Orchestra, and later served as its orchestra manager during his music studies at York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance, and Design.

 

In 2013, Isaias was invited as a guest student at USC’s Thornton School of Music‘s film scoring program with industry-renowned composers Garry Schyman and John Debney, which coincided with his 3rd Hollywood Music in Media Award nomination in the mobile game category, competing with Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed III. Isaias would later score the 2017 Ubisoft video game, Tom Clancy’s ShadowBreak, making him one of the youngest composers to join the ranks of the highly acclaimed artists who have lent their talents to the Tom Clancy action video game franchise.

 

Isaias has worked on over 30 professional projects, frequently working with his long-time collaborator, director Kellen Gibbs (The Moment I Was Alone, In The Mind’s Eye); and director Nils Taylor and producer Nicole Marie-Johnson (Quarries). He currently resides in Toronto and will be scoring the 2021 feature film, CICLO.

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contact.

Fermata Music & Sound
Toronto, Canada
(+1) 416 629 6244
info@fermatasound.com

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services.

The following services can be provided for any visual media project:

  • Sound design, SFX, foley
  • VO (voice over) recording and editing
  • Music composition & arranging
  • Post-production and mixing
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credits.

Quantum League / 2020
Drone Strike Force / 2019
Trident’s Wake / 2019
Element Space / 2018
Master Of Orion / 2016
Bakery Blitz / 2016
Project Root / 2015
Regular Show: Dimensional Drift / 2014
Wicked – The Game / 2014
Chef Emma / 2013
Fringo Bingo / 2013
Kitchen Scramble / 2013
Bingo Blingo / 2012
Lego Monster Fighter / 2012
The Mystery Team / 2012
Doors Of The Mind / 2010
Wall-E / 2009
Zoombook / 2007

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workstation.

2020 studio setup and audio workstation:

  • Windows 10, 16 GB RAM, 4.5 TB SSD, 3TB HDD
  • Cubase Pro 8.5
  • Reaper 6
  • Pro Tools Ultimate 2020
  • Focusrite Saffire Pro24 Audio Interface
  • M-Audio KeyStation 61
  • Akai LPK 25
  • Rode NT1
  • Shure MV88
  • KRK Rokit 6 Speakers
  • Audio Technica M50x Headphones
  • Wwise middleware
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bio.

Sound designer and composer with 15 years of experience in video games and advertising. He first started as a composer and sound technician in Indigo Musica working for TV and radio commercials. Though working in the advertising industry could have been a bit busy, he had learned to work efficiently and fast, keeping the mind cool despite the tight deadlines and, most importantly, with a great training on linear sound design and VO recording.

 

In 2006 Guido got his first gig as an audio designer and composer for a video game. Since then, he started to run his own studio and to work on video games almost exclusively, collaborating in titles for Wargaming, Big Fish, Comedy Central, Lego, Disney, Mattel, Cartoon Network, Sony, among others.

 

He had worked on more than 100 titles, from web, mobile, to consoles and even AAA games. One of the coolest things he has learned was to keep his mind open to adapt to every single project, to every kind of game developing studio, going from indies to bigger ones.

 

Having worked in every type of platforms such as Java (first mobile games), Flash, Unity, Unreal Engine and self developer’s made game engines, he has developed a strong technical and artistic background and can easily adapt to any type of project.

 

With a “keep pushing” mindset, he’s always looking for new challenges while keeping his motivation and joy to deliver the best audio solution to any kind of project, from the pre production to its implementation.

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contact.

Fermata Music & Sound
Barcelona, Spain
(+34) 682 06 26 15
guido@fermatasound.com

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services.

The following services can be provided for any visual media project:

  • Original music composition
  • MIDI editing & composition assistance
  • Orchestration
  • Conducting
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credits.

VIDEO GAMES

 

Tinytopia / PC / MeNic Games*
Eco Ciudad / PC, Mobile / Pilgrim’s Mirror
Tom Clancy’s Shadowbreak / Mobile / UBISOFT TORONTO / Composer. Isaias Garcia / Credit: Trailer Music Mastering
The Mooching Monolith / PC / Sebastian Gioseffi*
Blue Fire / Switch, XboxOne, PS4, PC / Robi Studios*
Inca Sun / Mobile / Huuuge Games
Cusco Sun / Mobile / Huuuge Games
Sudoku Quest / Mobile / Huuuge Games
One Arrow Army / Mobile / Pizia
Fata Morgana / PC, Mobile / MeNic Games
Teratopia / PC, PS4, XboxOne, Switch / Ravegan
Mushroom Guardian / PC, Mobile / Mariano Larronde
Va de Vuelta / Mobile / Maria Rosa Vazquez
Outsider / PC / Facundo Iglesia
Blink and Die / VR / Sureksu
Grasancrem 2 / Web / Hecatombe! Producciones
Blue Rider / PC, PS4, XboxOne / Ravegan
Balancity / PC, Mobile / Giant Monkey Robot – Fernando Cordoba
Busman 2 / Web / CrazyAntz
Home Runner / Mobile / Homegate
The Meemy Moo / Mobile / CrazyAntz
Apilando Donas / Web / Pixenic
Orion / Mobile / Secret Games
Sapo / Mobile / Ravegan
Devils / Mobile / Ravegan
Billy’s Nightmare / Mobile / Ravegan

 

FILMS

 

Ordinary Gods / Documentary / Dir. Pascui Rivas / Composer. Adam Peters / Credit: Conductor
Baku / Short Film / Dir. Karen Salazar
Paramnesia / Web Series / Dir. Piero Andruetto*
Disney Compleaños Magico / Web / Hoockup Animation
Fondo / Short Film / Dir. Diego G. Medina
Madre Mia / Short Film / Dir. Barbara
Volpatti
Lucia / Short Film / Dir. Piero Andruetto
La Sustancia / Short Film Animation / Dir. Alejandro Tuzzi
Deconstruccion del Caminar / Dance Video / Dir. Diego Rotmistrovsky*
Hombre Colibri / Feature Film / Dir. Elena Jayat*
Conentrico / Short Film / Dir. Diego G. Medina
The Second Life / Short Film / Dir. Pedro Pimentel / Composer. Spencer Creaghan / Credit: Conductor
Press Start / Short Film / Dir. Diego Rotmistrovsky
Yul / Short Film / Dir. Alejandro Capuzzi
Taxiar / Commercial / Dir. Diego G. Medina
Centrifuga / Web Serie / Dir. Diego G. Medina
The Moment I Was Alone / Short Film / Dir. Kellen Gibbs / Composer. Isaias Garcia / Credit: Conductor
Grasancrem 2 / Short Film / Hecatombe! Producciones / Dir. Teodoro Ciampagna
John Constantine Hellblazer / Short Film / Dir. Matt Gonzalez
Rabiosa / Short Film / Dir. Gaston Buyatti
Espacios Amados / Commercial / Orvalho

 

CONCERT MUSIC

 

Argenchina / Flue Solo / 5:00.
Movin’ / Chamber Ensemble / 12:00.
Aion / Percussion Solo / 05:30.
Tierra / Electroacoustic + video / 07:18.
Prana Raksa / Strings Orchestra / 07:00.
Samadhi / Chamber Ensemble / 40:00.
Reflejos / Chamber Ensemble / 08:30.
Mushroom Guardian Suite / Full Orchestra / 03:00

 

OTHER

 

Ordinary Gods / Documentary / Dir. Pascui Rivas / Composer. Adam Peters / Credit: Conductor
Baku / Short Film / Dir. Karen Salazar
Paramnesia / Web Series / Dir. Piero Andruetto*
Disney Compleaños Magico / Web / Hoockup Animation
Fondo / Short Film / Dir. Diego G. Medina
Madre Mia / Short Film / Dir. Barbara
Volpatti
Lucia / Short Film / Dir. Piero Andruetto
La Sustancia / Short Film Animation / Dir. Alejandro Tuzzi
Deconstruccion del Caminar / Dance Video / Dir. Diego Rotmistrovsky*
Hombre Colibri / Feature Film / Dir. Elena Jayat*
Conentrico / Short Film / Dir. Diego G. Medina
The Second Life / Short Film / Dir. Pedro Pimentel / Composer. Spencer Creaghan / Credit: Conductor
Press Start / Short Film / Dir. Diego Rotmistrovsky
Yul / Short Film / Dir. Alejandro Capuzzi
Taxiar / Commercial / Dir. Diego G. Medina
Centrifuga / Web Serie / Dir. Diego G. Medina
The Moment I Was Alone / Short Film / Dir. Kellen Gibbs / Composer. Isaias Garcia / Credit: Conductor
Grasancrem 2 / Short Film / Hecatombe! Producciones / Dir. Teodoro Ciampagna
John Constantine Hellblazer / Short Film / Dir. Matt Gonzalez
Rabiosa / Short Film / Dir. Gaston Buyatti
Espacios Amados / Commercial / Orvalho
Tiempos Salvajes / Album: Partir / String Quartet arrangements in songs: Maldita Cancion, Dejamos Tanto.
Callia String Quartet / Youtube Cover / String quartet arrangements, Led Zeppelin “Black Dog”.
Materia Collective / Album: The Last Of Us Remixed / String Quartet arrangement in song: “Left Behind”.

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workstation.

Workstation 2020 studio setup and audio workstation. Experience working with multiple DAWs (Digital Audio Workstation), including Cubase, Logic, and Pro Tools.

  • Windows, 64 GB RAM, 1.5 TB SSD, 1TB HDD
  • Cubase Pro 10
  • Krog Krome 61
  • Focal Alpha 50 Speakers
  • UAD Apollo Twin
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bio.

Ariel Contreras-Esquivel is a composer, orchestrator/conductor, and producer. Born in Argentina, he is the founder and director of the Ostrich Orchestra. He has written music for countless professional video games, films, advertising, and concert music. In 2015 he scores the acclaimed viral short film “Grasancrem 2”, with over 1.5M views on YouTube, produced by Hecatombe! Producciones and directed by Teodoro Ciampagna.

 

His music for “Blue Rider” (Ravegan) was published in a physical edition, together with the game, by PlayStation Asia. In 2016 he conducts the Ostrich Orchestra for the recording of the Hollywood Music in Film Awards “Best Original Score” winner Short Film “The Moment I Was Alone”, directed by Kellen Gibbs and scored by Isaias García. In 2017 the VR video game “Blink and Die” (Sureksu) is awarded for “Best Game Audio” at the Indie Prize Berlín, Casual Connect. The same year Ariel scored the short film “Concentrico” at the 48hs Film Project, directed by Diego G. Medina, selected for the “Short Film Corner” at Cannes Festival 71st edition in 2018.

 

In 2018 Ariel receives a nomination for his music in “Mushroom Guardian” for the “Hollywood Music In Media Awards”, in the category of “Best Original Song/Score Mobile Video Game”, and in 2019 wins for “Best Soundtrack” at the “Bit Bang Festival” in Argentina, for the same soundtrack. He also worked with the prestigious animation company “HookUp Animation”, in the music for “Cumpleaños Magico” for Disney Latino.

 

With he conducts de Ostrich Orchestra in the recording sessions for the acclaimed documentary “Ordinary Gods” directed by Pascui Rivas and scored by Adam Peters. Outside the visual media industry, he also works on concert music, like his recent 50min chamber music “More Than The Sum Of The Parts”, exploring a post-minimal music language.

 

Ariel joined the Fermata music team on June of 2020.

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contact.

Fermata Music & Sound
Córdoba, Argentina
ariel@fermatasound.com

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