Biography

Composer & Sound Designer

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I showed a great passion for music when I was a child and started composing music very early on. Approximately at age of 10 I wrote my first tracks playing with an old synthesizer. Throughout the forthcoming years I was lucky enough to expand a bit my equipment with the addition of a computer and I spent a lot of time with audio hardware, software, midi, trackers... during the great 8-bits old times.

So in 1989 I began to compose music for some groups of the Commodore Amiga demo scene. That was a great stage of my life, during that period I won several music contests and learnt a lot about making music for a specific project, working with other people, and to get the job done in a hurry due to deadlines.

In 1996 I completed my first video game work, composing the soundtrack of the video game Cyber Police. And two years later I received an offer from Pyro Studios to compose the music of the multi-million seller Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty. I thought that opportunity was too good to be true and without hesitation I moved to Madrid to join Pyro Studios. After Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty I started working on Commandos 2 where I worked not just making the audio and music for the game but also leading the production department.

Once Commandos 2 was released Pyro Studios grew to the point of having three AAA games in development at the same time and I led the audio department of the studio in addition to composing the music for the projects.

Some years and projects later, in 2011 I left Pyro Studios to work as freelance composer for video games, trailers and media. I have been always very interested in trailer music and it is probably the style of music I enjoy writing the most. So I wanted to work on it as much as possible and started composing music for Immediate Music, one of the most famous trailer music companies. This company's music has been featured in the trailers for films such as The Hobbit, Spiderman, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Avatar and The Dark Knight Rises among others.

Thanks for stopping by and don't hesitate to contact me for any question you might have, to hire me for your next project, or simply to say hello!

Pictures

This is a small photo selection from events & recordings

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INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC FESTIVAL. CIUDAD DE UBEDA

From left to right: Mateo Pascual, John Ottman (Superman Returns, X-Men 2), John Frizzel (Alien Resurrection), Bruno Coulais (Coraline, Les Choristes), John Debney (The Passion), Lisbeth Scott (vocalist: Narnia, Transformers) & Basil Poledouris (Conan)

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COMMANDOS STRIKE FORCE PRESS PRESENTATION

Live Orchestra performance for Commandos Strike Force presentation

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SONCINEMAD FILM MUSIC FESTIVAL

From left to right: Mateo Pascual, Alan Silvestri (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future), Roque Baños (The Machinist, Alatriste), Shigeru Umebayashi (House of Flying Daggers) & Trevor Jones (The Last of the Mohicans, Dark City)

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BRATISLAVA SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA

Recording for Commandos Strike Force

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VG7 VIDEO GAMES CONFERENCE

From left to right: Miriam Villen Rodriguez, Mateo Pascual, Bill Roper (Warcraft), Yeray Rodríguez, Jose Manuel Garcia Franco (Commandos) & Ismael Raya Roa (Commandos)

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VOICES FROM THE JERONIMOS CHOIR

Recording for Praetorians