Frédéric L’Épée

Music for Images

Last year, I've been asked by a friend, great photographer and visual art professional, a music background for an advertisement for Champaign. I selected two of my musical archives and proposed them to him. He chose one and I made a short piece fitted to the duration and the rhythm of the video.
That gave me the idea to use my archive sketches as music for images: All instrumental short pieces from thirty seconds to five minutes long to offer for licensing.

If you are interested in adding my music to your work, please contact me or click on the links below.


I have been given a wonderful chance in my life: to be able to create music easily under any circumstances. Music is a constant flow in my head. Whatever I'm doing: Practicing, resting, driving a car, doing sport, watching a movie, music is always there.
It doesn't mean this music is always good, it may be sometimes without interest, but it bursts out in my ears anyway.
When I am home, I simply record the idea if possible, or write it down if not. When I am outside, I always carry a little music notebook.

Then I sometimes take the time to listen back to some of these ideas and decide for what purpose it would be the most appropriate, one of my band, a solo work, an improvisation frame or a New Music piece.
Sometimes, I find the idea not so interesting and it ends up in the trash bin.

But sometimes, I find it good but not fitting to any of the projects I mention above. Then it becomes an archived sketch, something that I can't use right now, but which I keep, waiting for an opportunity to use it.