Saturday, May 18, 2019

David Bergeaud

David Bergeaud

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David Bergeaud (born 1968 in Paris, France) also known as "KOR", is a film, television, and video game composer, as well as a record producer and multi instrumentalist. Bergeaud has composed scores for such noteworthy projects as the PlayStation franchise Ratchet & Clank series and the award-winning Television Series Strong Medicine and The Outer Limits, and the controversial feature-length documentary film Kurt & Courtney.

Early Life:

David Bergeaud was born in Paris. His father a successful stage director/choreographer and his mother Christine Nerac, a well known singer, raised him while on tour through much of Europe, the Middle East and East Africa. David began his musical education at the age of 5 and, after ten years of classical conservatory and private studies, moved to Los Angeles to explore jazz and contemporary electronic music.


What made me want to research David Bergeaud was his work on the music in the Ratchet and Clank series. With it's atmospheric electronic theme/style of music, I can't imagine playing this games without music. From playing the Ratchet and Clank games that he made music for, The music as a whole fits the setting for each place or planet that you go through with Ratchet and Clank. Particularly the first main three originals in the series (Ratchet and Clank, Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando, and Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal). Even though the music did change from the this atmospheric theme/style to this action theme/style, it still felt the setting whenever you went to a particular place or planet in these games.

Additional Information:

The links above are David's production eight of the Ratchet & Clank soundtracks from the first game up top down to the the last game he made music for the Ratchet Clank series.

The link above is an interview of David Bergeaud (a film, television, and video game composer, as well as a record producer and multi instrumentalist) and goes into great insight into how he started producing music, his inspirations, what it was like to work on the Ratchet & Clank series and much more.

The link above is a discussion of the David Bergeaud's music in the Ratchet & Clank series, (especially of the old games up until Quest For Booty) and they dive into technical aspect of music composition.

The links above are David's social media