Henri-Pierre Pellegrin, aka H-Pi or HPi, is a french composer/producer, best known for his work in Video Games (STYX 1 & 2, Brave Frontier The Last Summoner, Trackmania, Amour Sucré,…), but his credits also includes TV. (1 Jour 1 Question,…). A fragment of his work is used in the movie « ELLE » by Paul Verhoeven. He performed as a bassist or keyboardist in various side projects (Bass of Duty, Lokurah, Discloser, Aeterna Hystoria). Henri-Pierre works as a Sound Designer as well, on several game projects. H-Pi was interviewed by Gamekult in 2013 : (Go to the Interview)
Born in 1980, early interested in music, he started learning the piano when he was 7, and took classes in different Jazz music schools, while following an academic course in acoustics, computers & audiovisual. Then, he specialized on Interactive Music for Games. H-Pi got into the gaming industry as a composer in 2003, with « Trackmania ». From 2005 to 2009, He was an in-house Composer/Sound Designer at Gameloft, Then he joined Game Audio Factory team in 2010, and now he’s a freelancer since 2015. Over the years, he has composed tons of soundtracks in various music genres (Orchestral, Rock, Casual/Fun, Electro, etc.).
His recent credits includes :
– Brave Frontier : The Last Summoner,
– Styx Shards of Darkness (Ping Award 2017 : Best Soundtrack),
and Regalia of Men & Monarchs (Full Orchestra Recording).
H-Pi is a true musical chameleon. Composing for a wealth projects has enabled him to demonstrate his talent for merging an incredible variety of musical styles into his own universe. He has the rare ability to make anything sounds unique, and his innovative approach to music has led him being increasingly in demand for the scoring of games.