Damian Sanchez

Born in 1987, Damian Sanchez is an award winning music composer and interactive audio creator based in Valencia, Spain. Damian is known for his work on video games on projects like Rise and Shine, Immortal Redneck, the Blues and Bullets episodic game and the upcoming massively multiplayer creature-collection adventure Temtem among others. In the theatre side he has been awarded by the renowned "Premio Max" 2017 to "Best music for scene play" for his work on Mulïer, a show by Maduixa teatre. He is the audio director and CEO of the music and interactive audio production company Sonotrigger.

Bio

Background

Classically trained and graduated in Piano, Percussion by the "José Iturbi" music conservatory from Valencia, and Music Composition by the "Salvador Seguí" superior music conservatory from Castellón (Spain), he is self-trained in music technology and music production techniques. His music is defined as a mix between the acoustic and the digital sound. Most of his scores include elements both from modern theatrical orchestral music and 21th century electronic music.

Interactive

Collaborating with the spanish’s leading game studios, Damian is widely renowned for composing some of the top recent scores in the game development outlook in Spain. His work on Rise and Shine by Super Mega Team, Immortal Redneck by Crema or Blues and Bullets by A Crowd of Monsters, stablished him as one of the top referents in the national game audio industry. His work had been recognized several times, highlighting the nominations at the National Spanish Video Game Industry “Gamelab” awards in 2016 and 2012, the "Jerry Goldsmith" in 2012, and the “Annual Video Game Awards” in 2012. Overseas, he had composed music for the latest 剑侠世界 developed by Seasun Entertainment, one of the leading MMORPG game developers in China for which he had the chance to record with the Macedinian Radio Symphonic Orchestra (F.A.M.E.s) in 2016.

Theatre

In 2012 he makes the first approach into the scene world composing the music for "Tam-Tam", a show parade by Maduixa Teatre. The good reception of the show brought him the opportunity to work in the music for the "Crida de Fallas 2012" in a pyrothecnic-musical show in which he colaborates with the renowned Ricardo Caballer. Later, he works on the music for DoT (Premio Max and Feten to best family show 2015), and Mulïer (Premio Max to best street theatre and Best music composition for scene show, 2017). Curranekt he works for several theatre companies, highlighting the already mentioned Maduixa Teatre, PanicMap with Juan Pablo Mendiola and Producciones Adisac, for whom he wrote his first musical theatre "EL umsical de Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate".

Sonotrigger Studio

Sonotrigger Studio is the headquarter of Sonotrigger S.L. an audio production company funded in 2013. As the time has gone by we incorporated new work lines along with original music composition and sound design, such as dubbing and voice acting, audio integration (Unity and Unreal Engine), appointed representation of FMOD (Firelight Technologies) in Spain, sound post production and sound library production under the brand name “SoniKSound Library”… all of this with the sole goal to offer the best quality standards possible to our clients and their projects.


Credits

Video Game (Console)

  • - "Temtem" | Original Music and Audio Direction | Crema, TBR 2020. [PC-XO-PS4-SWITCH]
  • - "Super Dodgeball Beats" | Original Music and Sound Design | Finalboss Games, TBR -. [TBA]
  • - "Superepic" | Original Music and Sound Design | Undercoders, TBR -. [TBA]
  • - "Relicta: Y-Astra Project" | Original Music | Mighty Polygon, TBR -. [TBA]
  • - "Anyone's Diary" | Original Music | World Domination Project, 2019 -. [Playstation VR]
  • - "Gris" | Additional Sound Design | Nomada Studio Barcelona, 2018. [PC-SWITCH]
  • - "Legendary Eleven" | Sound Design | Eclipse Games, 2018. [PC-XO-PS4-SWITCH]
  • - "The fall of lazarus" | Original Music and Sound Design * | No Wand Studios, 2017. [PC]
  • - "Vesta" | Original Music and Sound Design * | Finalboss Games, 2017. [PC-XO-PS4-SWITCH]
  • - "Caveman Warriors" | Original Music and Sound Design * | Jandusoft, 2017. [PC-XO-PS4-SWITCH]
  • - "Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days" | Original Music and Sound Design * | BIG Games, 2017. [DISCONTINUED]
  • - "Rise and Shine" | Original Music and Sound Design | Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team and Adultswim Games, 2017. [PC-XO-PS4]
  • - "Immortal Redneck" | Original Music and Audio Direction | Crema, 2017. [PC-XO-PS4-SWITCH]
  • - "Lost Castle" | Original Music | Hunter Studio, 2016. [PC]
  • - "Anima: Gate of Memories" | Original Music | Anima Project Studio and Badland Publishing, 2016. [PC-XO-PS4-SWITCH-WiiU]
  • - "Blues and Bullets: (I) Shaking the Hive(II) The end of peace." | Original Music and Sound Design | A Crowd of Monsters, 2015-16. [PC-XO-PS4]

  • (*) with the help of some of Sonotrigger Studio collaborators.

    Video Game (Mobile)

  • - "Wartune" | Original Music | 7Road, TBR -.
  • - "Battle Royale: Ultimate Show" | Original Music and Sound Design | Codigames, 2018.
  • - "Heroes of Rings: Dragon Wars" | Original Music and Sound Design | Codigames, 2018.
  • - "Zombie Faction" | Original Music and Sound Design * | Codigames, 2018.
  • - "The World of Swordsman" | Original Music| Seasun Entertainment, 2016.
  • - "Lords and Castles" | Original Music and Sound Design * | Codigames, 2016.
  • - "Don't be Squared" | Original Music and Sound Design * | Super Hippo Studios, 2016.
  • - "Cute Cats" | Original Music and Sound Design | Jandusoft, 2016.
  • - "Frantic Shooter" | Original Music * and Sound Design * | Pixel Ratio, 2016.
  • - "OMG Zoo Rescue" | Original Music and Sound Design * | Crema, 2016.
  • - "Dungeon Legends" | Original Music and Sound Design | Codigames, 2015.
  • - "Runemals" | Original Music and Sound Design * | Jandusoft, 2015.
  • - "Adaline" | Original Music * and Sound Design * | Chocobollo Company, 2015.
  • - "Ridiculous Triathlon" | Original Music and Sound Design | Crema, 2015.
  • - "Schools of Magic" | Original Music and Sound Design | Codigames, 2015.
  • - "Science Box" | Original Music and Sound Design * | Funbox, 2015.
  • - "Rules of Knights" | Main Theme and Additional Music | Seasun Entertainment, 2014.
  • - "Fist of Jesus" | Original Music and Sound Design * | Mutant Games, 2014.
  • - "Empires of Sand" | Original Music and Sound Design | Codigames, 2014.
  • - "Grumpy Reaper" | Additional Music and Additional Sound Design | Drakhar Studios, 2014.
  • - "King of Party" | Original Music and Sound Design | Codigames, 2014.
  • - "JetBee" | Original Music and Sound Design | Mutant Games, 2013.
  • - "Pirate Legends TD" | Original Music and Sound Design * | Super Hippo Games, 2013.
  • - "Juice Jumpers" | Original Music and Sound Design * | Little Bee Studios, 2013.
  • - "AbyEscape" | Original Music and Sound Design | Pixel Ratio, 2012.
  • - "Supermagical" | Original Music and Sound Design | Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team, 2012.

  • (*) with the help of some of Sonotrigger Studio collaborators.

    Performing Arts

  • - "LÚ" Original Music | Maduixa Teatre, TBA.
  • - "Alexandria" Original Music | Institut Valencia de Cultura, 2018.
  • - "Pequeño Big Blue" Original Music | PanicMap Proyectos Escénicos, 2018.
  • - "Desgel" Original Music and Sound | La coja dansa, 2017.
  • - "Mulïer" Original Music | Maduixa Teatre, 2016.
  • - "Salüq" Original Music and Sound | Maquinant Teatre, 2016.
  • - "Dystopia" Original Music and Sound | PanicMap Proyectos Escénicos, 2016.
  • - "Charlie" Original Music | Producciones Adisac, 2015.
  • - "dOt" Original Music and Sound | Maduixa Teatre, 2014.
  • - "Tam Tam" Original Music | Maduixa Teatre, 2012.
  • TV

  • - "TOT Esport | TOT Futbol" Title Music | VITV-Mediapro, 2018.
  • - "Japón y España, 150 años" Original Music | wewotion, 2018.

  • Videos

    Damian Sanchez's video game music reel '16 Vimeo


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    Awards & Recognition

    • "Audience Favorite: Best Sound Design" for GRIS (with Rubén Rincón). Game Audio Awards, 2019
    • "Best music" for Super Dodgeball Beats. Valencia Indie Awards, 2019
    • "Best music composition for theater" for Mulïer. Premis de les Artes Esceniques Valencianes, 2018
    • "Best music composition for theater" for Mulïer. XX Max Awards, 2017
    • "Winner Best Original Soundtrack" for I've just had a dream Ballston Spa Film Festival, 2015.
    • "Winner Best Original Soundtrack" for Hidrólisis VI Cortocomenious Short Film Festival, 2012.
    • "Winner Best Music in Publicity" for Eurona, la teleco social VI Jerry Goldsmith International Awards, 2012
    • "Winner Best Original Soundtrack" for La Cruz Plasencia en Corto Short Film Festival, 2012
    • "Winner Best Original Soundtrack" for Abril CORTOSenOFF International Short Film Festival, 2012
    • "Winner" with Sueño y Esperanza 1st International Composing Competition Sincronic, 2010
    • "Nominee Best Music and Sound" for Blues and Bullets Spanish Videogame Industry Awards, 2016
    • "Nominee Best Music and Sound" for Anima: Gate of Memories Spanish Videogame Industry Awards, 2016
    • "Nominee Outstanding Contribution - Independent Composer" Annual Video Game Awards, 2012
    • "Nominee Best Score Independent" for Supermagical Annual Video Game Awards, 2012
    • "Nominee Best Music in Free Creation" for Supermagical VII Jerry Goldsmith International Awards, 2012
    • "Nominee Best Sound" for Supermagical Spanish Videogame Industry Awards, 2012
    • "Nominee Best Music in Documentary" for Tierra sin mal VI Jerry Goldsmith International Awards, 2012
    • "Nominee Best Music" for Zhao XI Premis Tirant del Audiovisual, 2008

    Selected Articles

    • "Damian Sanchez interview: Blues and Banjo"
      - Emily McMillan, Video Game Music Online
    • "Rise and Shine : Audio post-mortem."
      - Damian Sanchez, Gamasutra
    • "La música en los videojuegos, esa silenciosa protagonísta."
      - Alejandro Alcolea, Somos Xbox
    • "Música para videojuegos, el filón de los nuevos compositores contemporáneos."
      - Marta Moreira, Cultur Plaza | Valencia Plaza
    • "Una banda sonora vasco-valenciana para un videojuego chino."
      - Julen Zaballa, Videojuegos Vascos
    • "Entrevista a Damian Sanchez. "La mayoría sigue pensando que el audio es lo último"."
      - Yorva Turnes, DeVuego
    • "Entrevista a Damian Sanchez de Sonotrigger"
      - David Serrano, Zehn Games
    • "Entrevista a Damian Sanchez de Sonotrigger"
      - Victor Frías, iOS Gamers Zone

    Studio
    Sonotrigger Studio sonotrigger.com.

    iTunes
    iTunes Discography itunes.apple.com.

    Soundcloud
    Soundcloud Profile soundcloud.com.

    LinkedIn
    LinkedIn Profile linkedin.com.

    IMDB
    IMDB Credits imdb.com.


    Team

    Damian Sanchez
    Audio Director and CEO

    Jennifer Rizk
    Producer and PR.

    Collaborators
    Alex Benet, Francesco Ameglio, Alberto Carlassare, Pablo Martín, Alejandro Escuder, Dani Trujillo, Daniel Swanberg


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