In the Thomas Newman style, this track contains suggestion of African elements in a light , fresh contemporary urban presentation. Percussion driven, with piano and voices, this is pure underscore, with a consistent texture that will drive picture and is highly editable. A button ending is easily edited into a fade to picture. At home in drama or comedy, it adapts itself to the picture it is placed against, and is extremely versatile.
John has been composing music for media for over 25 years, and brings a wealth of experience to his work. With composing credits such as “Joan of Arc” (CBS TV Minisieries), “Queen of Swords” (Global/Fox TV Series) and “Once Upon a Hamster” (YTV TV Series), John has a demonstrated ability to cross genres and demographics.
As an orchestrator, John has worked on projects such as “Winnie” (Jennifer Hudson, Terence Howard), and “Horses of McBride” (CTV), which won a DGC Award for Best Direction in 2013
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With over 45 CDs written and produced, 7 Gold records and 5 Juno nominations, John’s music is widely appreciated.
As a community-builder, John has recently launched Toronto Ravel, which gathers together filmmakers and music professionals to study great orchestral music, just for the love of doing so.