Japetus is a multimedia artist who began writing and recording songs in the early 80’s after setting up an analogue 8-track recording studio in his lounge room. With over 30 years experience in so many different areas, Jay, as he is known, holds the overall vision for a project and how all the parts relate together. He also has a vast back catalogue of music to draw on or can create unique jingles, background music or atmos for specific projects. Jay has contributed music commissioned by Michael Ney for numerous projects since 1986. His music is available on iTunes Store.
Between 1981-1983 Jay also worked for 'The AVES Group' running their audio studio, producing multiple projector slide-tape training films for corporate clients and running AVES equipment hire department. He was later commissioned to create theme music, jingles and soundscapes for a variety of their clients including James Hardy, Commonwealth Bank, Pfizer, Homestead Motels, Bottlemart Bottle shops, Mercantile Mutual Insurance and composed music for the original EFTPOS introductory video shown to Australian shops explaining how electronic credit cards would work!
In 1983, he recorded ambient new age ‘Soundspaces’ for meditation, healing and creative visualisation as Japetus - releasing 12 albums. He also produced, recorded and engineered numerous albums for other clients until 2000. Between 1987 and 1994, Jay performed ambient music around Sydney including The Opera House concourse and Darling Harbour. He also performed and exhibited at the Australian 'Mind, Body Spirit' festivals in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
In 1995, Jay was commissioned to create the background music for a 23 episode TV series called 'Yin, Yang & You' broadcast throughout Asia and the Middle East. Over the following 10 years Jay transitioned to a studio in Byron Bay and began digitally remastering his Visionary Journeys catalogue and immersing himself in Apple Mac computers. In 2000, he won 3 local music ‘Dolphin’ awards and another one in 2002.
In 2005, he was signed as a Label Affiliate to Apple iTunes for his ambient music and also began building websites and exploring video production. In 2007, he produced a 1 hour nature 'video postcard' about Byron and the Northern Rivers area. In 2008, he was was commissioned as Sound Designer and Musical Director for the 'Day Spa for the Mind' project on the Gold Coast – an immersive aural meditation website. In 2013, his ambient music was signed to 'Omvana' - the world’s most downloaded App in Health & Fitness.
Japetus is also participating as a member of the Executive Australia Team for The Global Peace Centre along with Deepak Chopra, Dr Helen Caldicott, Dr Keith Suter, Professor Avni Sali and JJ Hurtak. The Global Peace Centre is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating practical projects to heal planet Earth on a global scale. It was conceived in 1989 by Dr Michael Ellis as a result of his association with Sir Mark Oliphant, Australia's 'father of science'. More info: www.peacecentre.org/about-us/executive-team
- Sound Design - GarageBand, jingles, soundtracks, audio mastering
- Graphic Design - Photoshop, QuarkXpress
- Web Design - Dreamweaver, Wordpress
- Video - Final Cut Pro, camera, sound recordist
- Product Development - music album production and release
Projects: Robert Kirby, Peace Angels, 100% Renewable
More Info: Japetus - Visionary Journeys