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Voltaire (born 1967 in Havana, Cuba) is a singer/songwriter whose music has its roots deeply imbedded in European folk music and has many influences from the goth scene. He has also been directing commercials and animating short films for ten years, and is best known for his Hieronymous Bosch-inspired station ID's for MTV.
Inspired by the films of Ray Harryhausen (Jason and the Argonauts, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad), Voltaire began animating at the age of ten on a super8 camera. Eventually, piecing together snippets of information from fanzines, he was able to teach himself how to make foam rubber animation models and animate them. The films of his childhood landed him his first directing job in 1988 with MTV. The stop-motion tour of the hellish Garden of Earthly Delights won several awards.
- Voltaire (2004). What is Goth? . Weiser Books. ISBN 1578633222
- Voltaire, Chris Adams, David Fooden (2003). . Aetherco/Dreamcatcher, ISBN 1929312032
- Voltaire (2002). Oh My Goth! Version 2.0 . Sirius Entertainment. ISBN 1579890474
- Devil's Bris (1998) (Projekt Records) ASIN B000006NJM
- Almost Human (2000) (Projekt Records) ASIN B00004W1GL
- Boo Hoo (2002) (Projekt Records) ASIN 000060OWN
- Then & Again (2004) (Projekt Records) ASIN B000654YEM
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