The musical tapestry of the Lebanese-English composer/ producer reflects an intricate palette of cultural influences encountered during his upbringing, including those of France, Britain and the US, in addition to the exotic character of the arts from the Middle East.
Born in 1981, Julian never shies away from a musical style or sub-genre. Now working out of his Toronto studio, he has espoused an approach to composing for cinema that focuses on inviting the audience to form an intimate bond with the story, serving the vision of the director and amplifying the emotional and kinetic power of the film.
Cassia plays a vast array of instruments, including guitars, drums, percussion, keyboards, clarinet and GuitarViol, a one-of-a-kind hybrid that closely resembles a violin in timbre. The composer firmly believes in the integrity of recording a real instrument, played by a skilled – and even more importantly – expressive performer.
A holder of a dual degree from the Berklee College of Music in Music Synthesis and Film Scoring, as well as a Master's in Composition from NYU, Julian is fluent in English and French, and possesses a working knowledge of Arabic, Italian and Spanish.
Please refer to Cassia’s several award winning Music Production and Film Music pages for examples of his work. For his full list of credits in film, please consult his IMDb page.