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We are ICTUS Audio

A full-service audio production house providing music and sound design for films, commercials, XR and live installations. Our works have been showcased in international platforms such as Cannes XR, SIGGRAPH Conference, Venice International Film Festival, and Seattle International Film Festival.

Founders

Yao Wang

Assistant Professor
at Berklee College of Music GAIMS

Yao Wang is a SOCAN award-winning musician and XR audio technologist. She has been working at the forefront of immersive art and sound, from speaking about spatial audio at Facebook and AES to becoming the audio director of Cannes XR’s metaverse and SIGGRAPH’s VR Theatre. A trained film scorer and sound designer, Yao has storytelling in her heart and attempts to solve narrative issues in XR experiences with the power of music and sound.

Awards & Recognition:

  • SOCAN Foundation Award for Emerging Audio-Visual Composers, first prize winner
  • John Lennon Songwriting Contest Lennon Award, winner
  • Nominated for Berklee Today’s 30 under 30 alumni feature
  • 21st Valence Scénario International Film Festival, Best Original Music Award

Sherry Li

Assistant Professor
at Berklee College of Music Songwriting

Sherry Li is a client-focused, award-winning commercial songwriter and producer. She has produced projects for brands including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Panasonic. As a topliner, she has collaborated with artists including Steve Aoki and Charli XCX. Through working with these major clients, she has developed a highly methodical, rational and calculated approach in her production and teaching styles. She is passionate about teaching her methods to young musicians who wish to apply themselves in the commercial music scene.

Awards & Recognition:
  • John Lennon Award – John Lennon Songwriting Contest
  • Official Selection – 77th Venice VR Expanded
  • Official Selection – Seattle International Film Festival
  • Berklee KAO Infosystem Award
  • Berklee ICE fellowship

TEAM & COLLABORATOR

Cecilia Zhou

COO of ICTUS Audio and ICTUS Music Academy

Cecilia Zhou joined the ICTUS team in 2020 as an executive assistant, later becoming a formal partner of ICTUS in 2021. Cecilia has a varied background in engineering, project management and education. She handles the operational and administrative tasks at ICTUS, including marketing, accounting, and legal documentations. Currently, Cecilia is the primary contact for all external affairs. You can reach her at cecilia@ictus-audio.com

Brandon Lau

Music Producer

Brandon Lau is a composer/music producer from Shanghai who grew up on largely electronic influences. He is often found designing gritty synths and evolving sound effects for numerous trailers including “Arcane”(2021), “Scream” (2022), “Terminator Dark Fate” (2019) and more. Outside of writing for trailers, Brandon is also actively writing music for film and TV, being featured in collaborations for Netflix and Dreamworks coming out soon. He aspires to continue to bring a freshness in all his compositions and push the boundaries of the sonics in music.

Tamara Vickerd

Voice Teacher

Tamara has gained an excellent reputation in Montreal and abroad over the past 25 years. She holds a BMA from the University of Windsor in Voice Performance (1995).

Demonstrating an impressive range in repertoire and style from pop to jazz to classical, she has performed recitals of lieder, opera roles and oratorio as well as jazz and pop in Ontario, Quebec and Michigan. Tamara combines an active performing career with her passion for teaching. She has been the Classical Voice & Music Theatre teacher and chamber music coach at Vanier College in Montreal since 2002.

Tom Olivier- Beuf

Pianist

Tom Olivier-Beuf is a pianist, accordionist and composer based in Paris. Raised in a family of Award-winning musicians, he’s studied at the finest french conservatories since age five.

In 2016, he is awarded a 30,000$ scholarship to the Berklee College of Music and starts a new chapter of his life in Boston. While studying Jazz and Film Scoring, Tom is also a music business tutor at Harvard University and performs weekly at the legendary Wally’s Jazz Cafe. After touring with Javon Jackson (Jazz Messengers, Elvin Jones, Freddie Hubbard), Tom moves to Los Angeles where he writes music for NBC, ESPN, ABC, Fox Sports, and the French Ministry of Culture among others.

Currently living in Paris, Tom is defining his sound palette, working on projects ranging from operas and plays, to video games, audio books and short films, and performing in theaters and jazz clubs across Europe and the US.

Dimitris Menexopoulos

Composer, Sound Designer &
Multi-instrumentalist

Dimitris Menexopoulos (a.k.a. Menex) is a versatile composer, sound designer and multi-instrumentalist from Thessaloniki, Greece.

He has two solo albums under his name and various performances internationally. His numerous collaborations include Robert Rich, George Kallis and Nico Mastorakis among others. He is currently based in London, UK.

Stefan Nazarevich

Music Producer

Stefan Andrei Nazarevich (b. 1996) is an artist based in the unceded lands known colonially as Vancouver, Canada.

His compositions, performances, and installations utilize meticulous, architectural music production in order to turn emergent artifacts of failing technology into aesthetic sonic objects, inspired by retro sci-fi, anime, and the glitches in the Matrix.

Gaël Chabot-Leclerc

Percussionist

Five times winner of the Canada Music Competition in his category, Gaël Chabot-Leclerc is a percussionist, entrepreneur and manager specialized in classical music and tango. Alumnus from the world-renowned Berklee College of Music in Music Business Management, he also holds a Master’s Degree from the Conservatoire de musique de Saguenay, Québec.

In 2008, he had the honor to be part of the first YouTube Symphony Orchestra, which played a sold out concert at Carnegie Hall, NYC, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor of the San Francisco Symphony. In 2010, he founded a tango group, Guardia Nueva, who created the same year, the tango festival called Tang-aux-foins. First tango festival in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean and one of the few in Quebec, 2022 will be its tenth edition.

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