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AES DANA

AES DANA biography

AES Dana is the main moniker for Vincent Villuis, a French composer, sound designer, Dj and co-owner of Ultimae records as well as one of the founding members of ASURA.

Bass player and singer in several coldwave and industrial bands as a teenager, Vincent then moved on to composing with machines and specialised in sampling and layering of acoustic sounds digitally transmuted. His music is a fusion of Deep Ambient, Downtempo, IDM, infused with hints of Neo-Classsical Electronica, Industrial and Liquid Drum’n’Bass.

As AES Dana, he produced 6 solo albums, an audio samples library, participated to about 3 dozen compilations while collaborating on three albums with Swedish artist Magnus Birgersson under moniker H.UV.A.NETWORK and with Greek artist MIKTEK on the release of EPs and the Fragments Libraries. He is also known for his artistic direction on the Fahrenheit Project series of compilations (Ultimae) and, as head of the Ultimae Studio, has earned a solid reputation for his audio mastering works.
Vincent Villuis was the official Artist in Residence at « Les Dominicains de Haute Alsace » between 2009 and 2012 which led to collaborations with artists and choirs from the Classical Music world and compositions for multi-diffusion installations such as « Le Jardin Magnétique » and creation of audio-guides for the site.

He composed scores and licensed existing works for short and feature films, documentaries and BBC tv programs such as « Atrophy Bank » by Sam Asaert, « The Passport » by Amund Lie, « Mandorla » by Roberto Miller or « Breath of Life » by Susan Kucera which opened new perspectives on composition and sound design and collaborations with various advertising agencies.


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