Ozymandias is the pseudonym of the Swiss pianist and composer Christophe Terrettaz. After several years studying classical piano, Christophe Terrettaz started to compose seriously. His first work, 'Isolement', was produced in 1996 by the German label 'Weisser Herbst'. His second album, 'Ahara', was released in 1998 by the cult label 'World Serpent'. In 1999, Mark Ellis of 'Elijah's Mantle' and Christophe Terrettaz collaborated on 'The Soul Of Romanticism'' a spoken-word album based on poems of Shelley, Byron, Keats, Wordsworth and Coleridge. This work exposes the elements of romanticism through the voice of Ellis Mark and the music of Ozymandias. The following year Christophe Terrettaz creates 'Karnak,' a series of compositions inspired by the Egyptian site of same name. The work was very well received, with Japanese director Ryuichi Hiroki choosing it as the musical theme for his movie 'Vibrator', a film presented in avant-premiere to the 60th Mostra of Venice. In September 2001, Ozymandias, through 'World Serpent', releases his fifth album 'Layla'. For this opus, Christophe Terrettaz drew inspiration from a number of films from independent cinema, including 'Un soir après la guerre' of Rithy Panh, 'Okaeri' of Makoto Shinozaki and 'Buffalo 66' of Vincent Gallo. Three years later Ozymandias creates his darkest album yet, 'Les Doutes Eternels', a reflection on human condition and genocide. 2007 brings yet another opus, 'Absolute'. This seventh album of Ozymandias is inspired by the aspects of the world and it's people that Christophe Terrettaz admires.
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