My story

I've spent half-life playing video games and the other half making music. But it took three painful mistakes and one death for me to realize what I was meant to do.

My first memories are watching my brother playing video games. I was extremely shy, and I loved losing myself in other worlds.

I obsessed over them.

When I was 12, I found his old mp3 player, full of Punk Rock and Metal songs. I was still a quiet kid, and I loved how energized they made me feel.

I obsessed over them.

Two years later, I would get my first electric guitar. I started to write songs even though I had no clue what I was doing.

I obsessed over them.

I played in every band I could. I learned every song, tried every style, and played every concert. I wasn't so shy and quiet anymore.

But I played too much and too loud, and I got tinnitus (permanent ear ringing). I had to stop playing concerts, or I would damage my hearing. I couldn't do what made me feel alive anymore - or at least that's what I thought.

Luckily, I was wrong.

I realized that what I loved the most about playing in bands was composing the music. So I decided to build my life around it. I started to compose soundtracks for short films, commercials, and some unreleased games - anything I could find. I also managed to study Music Psychology abroad.

I obsessed over composing. And I obsessed over traveling.

So I traveled while composing.

It was great. It turns out that many musicians love the idea, but very few have tried it before. So I wrote a book about it.

But then I got the idea of starting a side business. Just in case, because making a living from music seemed unstable. Unfortunately, I obsessed over it.

I tried one business idea. I failed.

I tried a second business idea. I failed.

I tried a third business idea. And I failed again.

Soon after the third fail, on a cold January evening, I read news about my music hero Alexi Laiho, one of my biggest influences as a teenager.

He had died.

Suddenly, life seemed too short to waste on meaningless side quests. So I took stock of all my obsessions - video games, music, traveling - and I made a decision: I would devote myself to making music for games from all over the world.

Being an artist isn't easy. But easiness doesn't matter. Deep satisfaction is what matters. And if that means playing on Hard mode, so be it.

And here we are now!

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