The Materia Collective is a video game music network and record label, dealing with the licensing and distribution of independent game music and video game music covers. Julia has actively participated in the last two years as a musician and singer, collaborating with like-minded talents and creating epic and nostalgic music albums for the world to enjoy.
EPOCH: A TRIBUTE TO CHRONO TRIGGER
Release Date: October 22, 2019
EPOCH is a compilation of rearranged and re-imagined music pieces of the soundtrack to the beloved video game classic, “Chrono Trigger”. Julia Handschin contributed lead vocals to “A Distant Promise” and “You Are Not Alone”, and backing vocals to "To Faraway Times ~A Voyage Crossing Eras~”, “Millenial Fair”, “Secret of the Forest”, “Yearnings of the Wind” and “The Summoning Circle”.
HITRECORD/BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL 2 COLLABORATION PROJECT
HitRECord is a platform where people from all walks of life gather to collaborate with each other, focusing on creating exciting projects such as songs, animation and short stories.
One of the platform's bigger projects was the HitRECord/Beyond Good and Evil 2 project, which brought together musicians, singers and songwriters to create original songs for Ubisoft's upcoming game, Beyond Good and Evil 2. The songs produced are confirmed to be used in the game on a Space Pirate Radio called Radio Cheetah and in other city radio stations.
Julia Handschin was involved in 10 out of 17 songs, including Lead Vocalist in 40 Lashes, Slater and Shankara, Backing Vocalist in Blessings of Ganesha and the Debaucherist, and credited as original lyricist for Shankara.
HITRECORD/WATCH DOGS: LEGION COLLABORATION PROJECT
Following the successful collaboration project with BGE2 x HITRECORD, Ubisoft decided to offer this opportunity to fellow musicmakers to fans of the Watch Dogs gaming franchise for their upcoming game, "Watch Dogs: Legion". Similar in concept to how the songs produced will be used in Beyond Good and Evil 2, the music will be played in an in-built radio that players can listen to in the Watch Dogs: Game.
Julia Handschin was involved in 3 out of 10 songs, landing Lead Vocals on United & Conquer, and Back-up Vocals in "Awaken the Anarchy" and "Rise for War".
HITRECORD X LOGIC
Working on the docu-music video with Logic & Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Another one of hitRECord's bigger projects was the music collaboration with the American rapper Logic, in which he and Joseph Gordon-Levitt recruited 21 singers, musicians and music producers from around the world to create a music track. Julia was involved as a vocalist, partaking in a journey that resulted in a finished music track, a 50-minute documentary (YouTube Original) and a music video.
Scroll down to watch the music video "Do What You Love" and the documentary that shows how Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Logic go about creating the song.
MUSIC FOR SHORT FILMS & ANIMATION
Julia Handschin has written and provided music for animations and short films. Though often self-funded, independent and fan made, each project allowed her to experiment with her songwriting and composition skills.
Click on the images below to watch the projects she's worked on and listen to the music she has written.