• Projects

    Sample of my work.​

    Sedna, Empress of The Sea (In production) 2022

    Musical Animated Feature Film

    Role: Composer, Sound Design, Editing, SFX and VFX.

    https://www.sednafilm.com/

    "HOW DO YOU GET RID OF A BULLY"

    from the soundtrack of SEDNA, EMPRESS OF THE SEA

     DREAMCATCHERS (Season 2 in production) 

    Animated Series

    (Season 1: 26 Episodes x 11 Minutes in 3 languages.)

    (English-French-Mohawk)

    Role: Music, sound design, mix, voice coach, and Tee Pee's voice.

    Tee Pee Time

    Animated Series

    76 Episodes x 11 Minutes in 3 languages.

    (English-French-Mi'kmaq)

    Role: Music, sound design, mix, voice coach, and Tee Pee's voice.

    Stories of Our Elders

    Animated Series

    26 Episodes x 7 Minutes.

    (English-French-Cree)

    Role: Music, sound design, mix and french voice artist, AfterEffects treatment.

    The Deerskins

    Animated Series

    26 Episodes x 22 Minutes in 3 languages.

    (English-French-Mohawk)

    Role: Music, sound design, mix, voice coach.

    The Guardians

    Short

    Role: Music, SFX, VFX.

    TURTLE TALE

    FEATURE FILM

    Role: Composer and Music Editor

    Cambodia Airways

    International Promotional Campaign

    Music theme for Cambodia Airways

    Bob Morane

    Animated Series

    Role: Opening Theme

    Dubai Burj Khalifa

    Event

    Role: Composing of Epic Elevator Music.

    World Heritage

    TV Series

    Role: Music, sound, graphic design, producer.

    Royer Files

    Short film series

    Role: Music, sound, video editing, graphic design and director.

    Town of Bromont

    Corporate Video

    Role: Music, sound, video editing, graphic design.

    Global Music Awards

  • Rise Of the Hero

    When the battle is almost over and you think you are losing your power the hero within you will rise.

    Epic track composed and produced by Paul Baraka.

  • About

    Welcome! ¡Bienvenido! Benvingut! Welkom! Bienvenue! Willkommen! Bem-vindo! Καλώς ορίσατε! Benvenuto!

    PAUL BARAKA (COMPOSER | SOUND DESIGNER)

    I was drawn to compose and perform music some 30 years ago. Sound effects and mixing were added to the repertoire along the way, as was voice coaching for animation work that included the musical composition of over 100 original songs in multiple languages.

     

    I have more than 250 projects under my belt and new challenges beckon me still. My passion is driven by forces that defy description and explanation. I have often said that music is like math; you don’t create it, you discover it.

     

    I am dyslexic. Yet, I pore over scientific and historical materials that feed my hunger for knowledge. Musical notation is foreign to me. Yet, I mastered the piano as a teenager and I create music that will stir your soul. I’ve heard all the labels: show-off, weirdo, genius. Several years ago, I was mentored by a musicologist from the Sorbonne in Paris. He encouraged me to defy convention and to make my own way. I haven’t looked back.

     

    I have composed music for television, documentary films, advertising, performers, live shows and more. I have been nominated for “Gemini” and “Prix Gémeaux” awards in Canada. I am a proud geek. I keep abreast of audio and visual technologies and I have been known to influence their design. As much as they may inform my art, they exist to serve it; not to define it. “Gesamtkunstwerk” is the German word for “total work of art.” This is what I embrace in almost every project I take on.

     

    My world is one where ideas become reality via teamwork and via the gifts that I am privileged to have. These gifts and the creation they bring forth may be unstructured and unbounded, but a deadline is a deadline. I am there for you at every turn. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Animation Series

    The Dreamcatchers 26x22 minutes

    (Music composer, Sound Design, Mixer, Voice coordinator)

    “Dreamcatchers” follows a group of Indigenous tweens who use their superpowers to battle evil corporations that are threatening their traditional way of life. The superheroes rely on their wit, humour and physical attributes to outsmart their nemeses. (Mohawk, English and French)

     

    Tee Pee Time 76 x 11 minutes avec 76 chansons original
    (Music composer, Sound Design, Mixer, Voice coordinator and voice talent of the main character)

    Teepee Time is a light-hearted, animated pre-school series about a curious little tipi discovering the meaning of life one new adventure at a time (Mi'kmaq, English and French)
     

    The Deerskins 26x22 minutes (Mohawk, English and French)
    Roll (Music composer, Sound Design, Mixer, Voice coordinator, sound engineer and additional character voices)

     

    Louis Says 48x11 minutes
    Roll (Music composer, Sound Design, Mixer)

    Louis Says follows the adventures of 6-year-old boy Randy as he helps Louis, an elder, with his work around the community while learning new words in Cree. (English and Cree)

     

    Stories of Our Elders 28 x 5 minutes
    (Music composer, Sound Design, Mixer and narrator in French)

    For thousands of years they guided us through this world, teaching us invaluable lessons about life and death. They strengthened our resolve and reinforced our connection to this land, to each other, and to the animals we share it with. They enriched our souls, empowered our imaginations, and defined who we are as a people. These are the stories of our elders. (Inuktitut, English, French)

     

    Bizou 36x22 minutes avec 36 Original chansons original
    Roll (Music composer, Sound Design, Mixer, Voice coordinator, sound engineer and additional character voices)

    Animated preschool television series. It teaches children about animals and Aboriginal life through the eyes of an Aboriginal princess named Bizou. Bizou is produced by Jerry Co Animation and 9 Story Entertainment and distributed by Picture Box Distribution. It is shown on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (aptn) in Canada, First Nations Experience (FNX) in the United States, And Cartoon Network In The United Kingdom And Ireland. (CREE, English and French)

     

    This Is Turtle Island (13 Episodes)
    (Composer)

    This Is Turtle Island is a Canadian children's tv show about the environment and First Nations culture hosted by Andy and Chuck Clement.

     

    Bob Morane
    (Composed Musical Theme)

    Bob Morane is an animated series, based on the fictional French superspy Bob Morane

     

    Little Buggers (Pilot)

    Gordon’s World (Pilot)

    The Greenies (Pilot)

    Cosmozoo (Pilot)

     

    FILM

    Heroine (in production)

    Sedna, Empress of the Sea, 82 Minutes

    Turtle Tale (Lions Gate) 87Minutes

     

    Short Film

    The Guardians

    The Walk

    The Hermitian Penny

     

    Documentary features

    You Are What You Act

    Boredom

     

    Documentary TV

    Le chemin des étoiles (Chemin de Compostelle)

    World Heritage

    A season with: Stewart Marshall Painter

    Gilles Julien, l'art de la pédiatrie

    Mongolie

    Ghislain Picard, innu

    Louis Garneau en équilibre

    Hugo Girard, homme fort du Québec

    Alain Choquette

     

    TV Series

    Smoke Signal (Pilot)

     

    Commercial

    Cambodia Airways

    Germain Larivière

    Société Des Alcools,

    Maison Aube Lumière

    Hello Health

     

    Exposition

    Dubai Burj Khalifa to the Top

     

    Video Games

    Tee Pee Toc

    Forestia (CREO)

    Putois (CREO)

    Ekomini (CREO)

     

    Multi-sensory interactive attractions in China designed by Triotech

    THE GREAT WALL

     

    Albums

    Lucie Vondrackova, Růže

    Mario Pelchat - Noel avec Jireh Gospel Choir

    OktoEcho (Eponymous album)

    OktoEcho "At the top" - Burj Khalifa

    OktoEcho La 5e route bleue

    Stage Lacroix – Fêtes

    Paul Baraka: Biofear

    Paul Baraka: Elyxium

    Paul Baraka: Le Chemin de Compostelle

    Paul Baraka: Music for the Imaginary

     

    Prix/Awards

    2022

    Platinum Award

    LIT Film - Best Composer
    Sedna, Empress of The Sea
    LIT Film - Best Musical
    Sedna, Empress of The Sea

    LIT Film - Best Original Music
    Sedna, Empress of The Sea

    LIT Film - Best Original Song
    Sedna, Empress of The Sea
    Song: Where Are You Hiding?

     

    GOLD AWARD
    LIT Film - Best Sound Design
    Sedna, Empress of The Sea

    Global Music Awards


    Silver Medal Outstanding Achievement
    Sedna, Empress Of The Sea, Original Score

    2010

    Prix Opus - OktoEcho – Nomination for Best Jazz/World Album

     

    2009

    Folk Music Awards - OktoEcho - Nomination for Best Instrumental Album

     

    2000

    Gemini Awards - Best Original Music For a Drama Series: Bob Morane

     

    1999

    Prix Gemeaux - Best Sound Track Bob Morane

     

    1990

    Premier prix d’interprétation Piano, Cégep St-Laurent

  • Roman Metal

    Worlds collide in the past guiding us to the future. Another epic track composed and produced by Paul Baraka

  • Clients

    Sample list of companies I have the privilege and pleasure to collaborate with.

    and more than 250 productions

    Please contact me for full list

  • Dreams For Robots

    The sound of the Singularity. While the Robot is charging up something strange happens: consciousness, life, mystery. The Robot is having his first dream. Yeah, you guessed it: composed and produced by Paul Baraka.

  • Connect

    Let’s connect! It’s always great to make new friends and new collaborations.

  • Contact

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    166 Rue Cowie, Granby, QC J2G 3V3
    (450) 877-8653