Yatoni Roy Cantu

From his first name used alone when he makes music, Yatoni adds Roy Cantu when he works in film. For a long time, Yatoni saw music as something for cool kids: he kept his practice a secret. Yatoni is nourished by these two facets, and could discover others; Yatoni would like to be free to explore further. Yatoni wonders about the question of the medium, and video games often seem to provide the answers.Yatoni is afraid of growing old, because the end seems terrifying. Yatoni says "I don't understand how anyone can be so chill about the fact that we're all going to die". Yatoni sometimes punctuates his sentences with a lovely low laugh. To feel alive, Yatoni celebrates, looks for density, the unexpected, accidents. He thinks of backup solutions, a human TimeMachine, a paradise on the Cloud. He says "Mourning would then be obsolete", and that gives me something to think about.

Yatoni Roy Cantu is a musician, sound technician and film-maker. After a bachelor's degree in cinema, he specialised in sound at the ECAL's Cinema Masters , where he refined his approach by adapting to different cinematographic universes. He has written numerous musical compositions for films, plays, video games and installations. These collaborations have enabled him to explore a wide range of musical styles, from ambient to orchestral, and to open up to new forms of listening. In 2020 he released his first album, Ten Lands, ten ambient tracks adapted into a hybrid format oscillating between interactive video clip and video game, for which he collaborated with visual artist Mélanie Courtinat. A jack-of-all-trades and avid experimenter, he plans to compose music for cats, to continue exploring the potential of new technologies in the way we make and listen to music, and to pursue his fascination for creepypastas.