Sound Hybrid Artist
S.H.A. is a Hybrid Audio Sorcerer.
He is an audio producer, a sound designer, a sound engineer, a composer, a film director and a sound artist.
He was born in France in 1972, both his parents are teachers and are great music lovers, they both also happen to be piano players.
Raised in Tahiti until he was 12, his influences range between traditional rhythmic Polynesian music, the electronic music his father used to listen to (like “Oxygen” by Jean-Michel Jarre) and The Beatles whom his mother always loved to listen to.
The beauty and the variety of the natural sound ambiance of an Island far away from everything, and the diverse musical genres he was plunged into, trained his ears at a very early age.
A drummer and self-taught in music, he studied electronic and computer science, spent 6 months training in acoustic engineering for nuclear submarines before completing a Masters degree in sound for motion pictures.
From 1993 onwards, he was part of the group of pioneers who studied and worked with surround and immersive sound techniques, which he now specialises in.
He often says: “working in sound design is like being a jungle explorer and a chemist in a laboratory all at once, always studying, thinking and investigating”. That’s why he's an audio producer, a sound designer, a sound engineer, a composer and an artist. His talents range from research and sound writing to broadcasting. He has worked in advertising, the film industry, music recording and sound performance.
His work is a crossroads between technical skills and artistic vision where he explores the diversity of sound emotions through a wide range of fields that require the use of sound. It has made him a “Sound Hybrid Artist“.
In 2000 he created the sound design for the millennium concert of the famous French electronic music composer Jean-Michel Jarre at the Great Pyramids of Giza. The Event was watched by 2,5 billions viewers worldwide.
Other famous collaborations include Roman Polanski, Luc Besson, Eric Serra, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Joachim Garraud. He also exhibited at the world renowned Saint-Etienne International Biennale of Design twice.
He always strives to create beautiful, emotional and immersive soundscapes, sound design or music on inspiring projects with talented artists, producers, filmmakers, and musicians.
Since 2016, S.H.A. lives, works and performs in London, with many talented people. He continue his work on his art project called “My Sound Vision Of…” meant to create soundtracks on art.
Get in touch to learn more about my work and professional career, or to suggest a new project.
S.H.A - Sound Hybrid Artist