Back in 2004 I composed a sound theme for the KDE desktop environment and posted it on now defunct Borealis soon became the top rated theme and to this day remains one of the top themes with the largest (~300K) number of downloads. Over the years, components of the theme were licensed for a number of projects including Gnome and Ubuntu Studio. In 2008, the theme also served as the foundation for a commission from the now defunct SUN Microsystems Inc. where I was tasked to design a collection of sound themes for the (now also defunct) Open Solaris project.

Licensing History:

  • Portions commissioned by Gregoire Gentil for utilization in an internal software project, August 2006.
  • Selected as the default theme for the UbuntuStudio 7.04-10.10 distribution, January 2007-October 2010.
  • Selected as the default theme for the Dropline GNOME project, December 2007.
  • Featured in the “Let it Beep” by Scott Carr, May 2008.
  • Served as the foundation for the Open Solaris commission by the now defunct SUN Microsystems Inc., 2008.
  • Licensed by Fididel Inc, March 2, 2009.


Borealis (WAV format)
Borealis (OGG format)