20 Years of experience
Antoine Øpeng (born Antonio Romero) is a multidisciplinary artist who has developed his career mainly as a Composer/Sound Designer. He has written scores for feature films and documentaries. Also, he has participated as a sound engineer and/or session guitarist in film and TV commercial ads for recognized international brands like American Express, Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s, General Motors, Citibank, among many others. Several of these commercials won ANDA and FIAP awards, the most recognized advertising awards in Venezuela and Ibero-America.
As a result of his deep love for American music, Antoine moved to Austin-Texas in 2013 and since then he is an active member of the local music scene. He spends his time writing music for sync licensing at his home studio, collaborating with other artists and as a band member of the local acts Vinehouse, and Julian Acosta & The Hustle.
He has worked and collaborated with international acclaimed artists like Kim Deschamps (Cowboy Junkies/Blue Rodeo), Bob Katz (Mastering Engineer), Juan Perro (Radio Futura), Erik Aldrey (GRAMMY Nominee Engineer) and Mauricio Arcas (Los Amigos Invisibles), among many others.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
He started his career right after finishing studies as an Audio Engineer at Taller de Arte Sonoro, working as a foley artist for a TV production company. He continued scaling positions as a foley recordist, music & effects editor, dialog editor, and mix engineer. He worked at several cable TV stations where he mixed more than 300 episodes of TV shows and documentaries aired from Mexico to Argentina. A few years later he was working for several music composers/producers including award-winning composer Vinicio Adames, as a music programmer, synthesizer programmer, vocal producer, and recording/mix engineer.
Antoine has produced and released 3 independent albums as a bandleader with his pet project, Greasy Grapes. The band played a blend of roots, folk, Americana and rock & roll, gaining the appreciation of industry insiders and music fans of the genre. Also, he has contributed with many other artists as a producer/engineer and session guitarist.
Antoine is a Grammy voting member of the GRAMMY NARAS and LARAS, Producers & Engineers Wing, and The Recording Academy Texas Chapter and also an affiliated songwriter of BMI.