Jahawi Bertolli is a natural history film maker and photographer from Kenya specialising in wildlife and the underwater world. While a lot of his work is done scuba diving, he is also an experienced wildlife cameraman having grown up in the African bush and he's also a record setting free diver and music composer.
Mainly a freelancer he has directed and filmed documentaries for the Lamu Marine Conservation Trust and Tusk Trust (UK), screened at the Smithsonian Institutes Folklore Festival in 2014 and more recently an educational film for CORDIO, the EU, IUCN-EASRO and IGAD which has been premiered at the UN World Oceans Conference in the USA in 2017. He is also a member of blueoceans.tv
Although based in Kenya, his works have been featured in Africa Geographic and his photos are on display in the Museum Of Natural History in Washington DC. Other projects have been completed in the Galapagos Islands, Mauritius, Burma and Thailand.
Clients have included the European Union, IGAD, IUCN-ESARO, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), The Lamu Marine Conservation Trust, CORDIO East Africa, Royal African Safaris, Seacology and Oceans Below Thailand.
Jahawi scores the music on his own film projects and has composed music for the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Oceans Below, The East African Safari Rally and the World Agroforestry Institute (ICRAF) to name a few.
Davide Caprelli is an eclectic and inspired Italian composer.
His talent, in recent years, has been requested for compose the soundtrack of important naturalistic and historical documentaries broadcast in the main italian networks, the soundtrack of dozens of theatrical performances and for compose the music of several television themes.
Having graduated from Surrey University with a first in Creative Music Technology (BMus), Stefan is now working full time as a composer for film and television.
He been pursuing freelance composition for over a year now and his most recent work includes:
Evolution Media Music. I have had my music signed to two music library albums under Evolution Media Music’s label. These albums, entitled "Warped Tension" and "Power Trailers”, will be targeted for usage on drama and television trailers respectively. Here are the links for those albums – WT (track title: Dysphoria) and PT (track title: Decimation.) Alternatively, the tracks can be played via SoundCloud.
Felt Music. A number of my tracks have been accepted by Felt Music for their upcoming albums. These are currently being mastered by the company and will be released over the next couple of months. Also, the tracks were specifically written to be considered for usage on an upcoming television series that the company are sourcing the music for.
Universal Music Group. Most recently, I've had one of my pieces accepted by Universal Music Group for their upcoming music library album. This album will be targeted for usage on documentaries and is due to be released in January.
Having been active in contemporary music & the arts for over three decades my work has been performed, exhibited and published widely across the world. In recent years I have been artist in residence with organisations in Estonia, Belgium, France, Portugal, Latvia, Italy, Japan, Korea & Austria.
I am fascinated and passionate about the infinite detail and expanding vistas of life around us, its sights and sounds, often overlooked or hidden. My creative output focuses on this never ending, joyous exploration and has increasingly involved elements such as audible silences, active listening, stillness & the empathy of compositional lines.
Originally from Buckinghamshire, Joe Galuszka (b.1991) is an emerging British composer, conductor and instrumentalist, hailing from a brass band background. Inspired by his grandfather playing the organ from a young age, Joe entered the world of music first as a trumpeter, moving later on to tenor horn and tuba some years later. Leaving school in 2009, Joe continued his studies, gaining a BMus in music playing tuba and percussion at Canterbury Christ Church University. In his third year, Joe formed and conducted the University Brass Ensemble; performing, conducting and arranging music for the Canterbury Cathedral Graduation Ceremonies.
Graduating in 2019 from the University of Bristol with an MA in Composition in Music for Film and Television , Joe later returned to education, to study under eminent television composers Martin Kiszko and William Goodchild. As an instrumentalist, Joe freelances across the south-west of England; including with the Bristol Symphony Orchestra and the Flowers Band. Joe is currently the Musical Director for the Winterbourne Band in Bristol and Assistant Conductor for Westerley Winds. He is also a tutor and mentor with the National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain.
Still residing in the South West, Joe has written music for a number of independent short films and animations, as well as various works for chamber ensemble. In 2020, Joe is set to release his first work for string octet 'Auschwitz', in memory of his other grandfather, as well as a new work for orchestra, 'Centenary', in partnership with Arts Council England and commissioned by the Longwell Green Orchestra. The piece is set for a UK premiere in 2021.
I am a Danish music composer, orchestrator and pianist based in Odense, Denmark.
With a strong and diverse back catalogue consisting of 220+ compositions in various styles and genres - each piece of music created with one purpose in mind: to help tell a great story - I feel confident that I will be able to provide you with the most beautiful score possible for your production.
My music has appeared in film- and television productions all over the world, including Norway, Lithuania, Italy, The United States, Australia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Singapore, Ukraine, South Korea, Germany, Finland, Japan, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Hongkong, Faroe Islands, France, The United Kingdom, Canada, Romania, Denmark, Sweden and Estonia.
One production which I am particularly proud of is DISCOVER THE WILDERNESS OF THE UAE. This natural history documentary film, which aired on the Discovery Channel in the fall of 2016, was produced by Jonathan Ali Khan and Wild Planet Productions in Dubai. Parts of the score for this film was recorded by The Budapest Art Orchestra, a world-class European symphony orchestra based in Budapest, Hungary. DISCOVER THE WILDERNESS OF THE UAE was sponsored by Emirates Airline, and the film is available on ‘ice’, the Emirates in-flight entertainment system.
I love meeting talented new people, and I always enjoy working on new and inspiring projects. If you feel like collaborating, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Nerys Grivolas is a Film and TV Composer, Composer for TV Shows, Radio and Web Ads, along with YouTube shows. She also works as a Songwriter and Orchestrator/Arranger. She composes Film Music in a wide range of instrumentation (orchestral, electronic, world or combination).
She has scored the music for films, wildlife and historical documentaries, adverts, TV series. Nerys holds an MA (Master of Arts) from Oxford University and studied Composition and Orchestration for Film & Television at Berklee College of Music, Boston where she was awarded a Music Scholarship.
As an RTS award winning composer Jonny has been composing music for Film and TV for over ten years.
BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Discovery, Disney, National Geographic, Aardman Animations, Sky, 5, and MTV, these are among just a few of the international broadcaster Jonny has composed for.
Jonny has written music for an eclectic mix of genres including Natural History, Documentaries, Children's, Awards shows, Short films and Radio.
Before becoming a composer full time he spent a few years as a dubbing editor. He still gets a lot of commissions for his sound design work and has a company called Abstract Audio that specialises in this field.
Jonny has had an interest in music from an early age. Playing in bands in his teens, he also spent a few months as an intern for Philip Glass in his New york studio The Looking Glass.
Robert Hicks has over 15 years of experience as a media composer. Using collaborative and experimental processes he enjoys creating scores for TV and film projects—his music can regularly be heard on the BBC, National Geographic, Channel 4, ITV and MTV—as well as corporate clients such as Nike.
Every story is unique; Rob’s mission is to bring a story-driven approach to the craft of media scoring. By blending traditional orchestral instruments with the more contemporary sounds produced by guitars, analogue synths and outboard gear, he creates unique sonic textures which work in harmony with the visuals of great filmmakers to underpin and enhance each narrative.
Inspired by the styles of Steven Price, Ólafur Arnalds and Michael Kruk, Rob has a geeky passion for exploring the power of musical layers to augment the emotive impact of the visuals.
Rob works from Bristol (UK), where he indulges his three great loves of guitars, studio gear and roast potatoes, as well as co-hosting an online forum for Apple’s Logic Pro software.
From wildlife to science fiction, history to horror, Al has scored the music for a multitude of film and television productions. High-profile shows include the BBC's ground-breaking adventure series Beyond Boundaries, Ch4’s Day Of The Kamikaze (nominated for a Grierson and winner of a New York Gold), Anatomy For Beginners (winner of two RTS Awards), and Nuremburg: Goering's Last Stand - winner of BAFTA's prestigious Hugh Weldon Award.
Wildlife projects include four films in the BBC’s Natural World strand:
OrangUtans: The Great Ape Escape, Andrea: Queen Of Mantas, (winner of ten international awards), The Dolphins Of Shark Bay and Empire Of the Desert Ants – for which Al received a nomination for the RTS West Best Music Award.
Nat History series include - Pacific Abyss and Wilderness Explored for the BBC, Ireland's Ocean for RTE, and strangest of all Hitler's Jurassic Monsters for Nat Geo and Discovery.
Al is launching a new music library at Wildscreen 2014. Called earthMusic, It is aimed especially at Natural History and Adventure filmmakers.
James works as a creative composer and sound designer as part of running his audio and multimedia production company Helical Blue. His musical and sound influences are wide ranging. James also has an extensive knowledge of field sound recording which supports sound design work. He is always interested to collaborate on wildlife related film. Credits include: “Beauty and the Parasite” 2010 (music, sound design and narration) and various contribution to wildlife video trailers and showreels. James routinely produces music, sound design and voice-over to picture in other areas such as documentary, corporate and training video.
I’m a Bristol-based composer, sound designer and multi-instrumentalist creating immersive and compelling music / sound scores for drama, documentary and interactive media for film, television, VR & audio drama.
Drawing on a huge range of influences and an extensive network of outstanding live instrumentalists, I compose and record music in a wide range of styles ranging from sweeping orchestral music to electronica, choral writing, quirky sound design and intimate acoustic textural work.
I’ve been extensively commissioned by broadcasters including BBC Radio and BBC TV, Channel 4, ITV, Sky & Al Jazeera, and my music / sound scores are regularly heard in major theatres including the National Theatre, RSC and in the West End.
As well as my composition work, I also create audio / podcast content for clients including the BBC via my audio production company Selkirk Media.
British composer Matt Nicholson scores commercials, film, and television from his studios in Cape Town and London.
Matt studied composition at Bristol with Geoff Poole, and also with leading wildlife composer Martin Kiszko.
Matt’s music is published by Universal, and Felt Music in London. Audio Network have commissioned a series of tracks from Matt, which will be recorded at Abbey Road Studios with the English Session Orchestra in summer 2015.
Alongside TV commercials and library commissions, Matt is currently working on a Wildlife TV series for the Discovery Channel, Smithsonian, ARTE France, and Animal Planet, called 'Africa's Trees of Life'.
Matt frequently collaborates with renowned composer Andrew Skeet, is proudly represented by Giles Stanley Management.
Matt is a visiting lecturer in composition at SAE, Cape Town.
Experienced, efficient and highly creative media composer working mostly in television and film.
Matt has scored music for various high profile wildlife films including Humpbacks - Cracking the Code, Bandits of Selous & 21st Century Shark (National Geographic). Other credits include World War 2 in Colour (Ch5/Discovery), This is Your Life - Simon Cowell (ITV) and The Dark Heart of Italy (BBC).
Most recently Matt has worked on the score for a science programme for NOVA/PBS (Nov 2014).
He also composes production music cues available for lower budget films. These can be made available to a given brief.
Projects regularly involve working with symphony orchestras, session musicians and an extensive library of sampled and electronic sound sources.
Please visit the website for further information including video and audio samples.
Music has always been a big part of my life, and I love having the skills to be able to put Audio to my own Visuals. I have collected a variety of exotic instruments on my travels and use these for creating unique textures in my compositions.
I have qualifications in studio sound, and I am currently doing a field recording course in my spare time.
I have travelled as far as the Galapagos Islands and Borneo Filming and Photographing Wildlife.
I have done a lot of long lense work In the past. I am now experimenting with wide angles for filming wildlife, using an array of dolly and stabilizing systems for unique perspectives. I am also Using similar techniques for ever more Interesting Time-Lapses.
One of my films was recently shortlisted for the Eden Shorts Competition on Eden TV Channel. (See my Profile Page)
I also volunteer with the Scottish Wildlife Trust and I have observed raptor behaviour in a very meticulous manor.
I have recently successfully completed a BA Hons Degree in Sound Design at Ravensbourne. The course developed my skills in recording, mixing and designing sound. I have worked on numerous projects including, but not limited to documentaries, short film, TV pilots, animations, installations and radio shows.
In the past two years, I have begun to combine my lifelong passion for natural history and my love of sound in wildlife sound recording. I grew up working on my family farm in Kent, surrounded by nature, where I developed a keen interest and understanding of wildlife. I am intent on pursuing a career in the sound aspect of documentary film making, particularly wildlife and I'm seeking further experience in this field.
I have had a lot of experience on location shoots and in post production and have a wide range of recording equipment in my inventory.
Frank Pescod is a unique sound composer and director of his own music production company Solebay Music.
Frank covers many genres and styles using the latest technology working out of his studio based on the Suffolk coast. Solebay Music is a top recording facility capable of tracking live to picture or delivering music to brief.
Products and services include:
Bespoke music for commercial use
Music for TV, Film, Adverts, Gaming, Apps & Online Media
Clients include: BBC1, BBC 2, CHANNEL 4, Masterchef, Homes under the hammer, Bargain Hunt, Place in the sun, Harley Davidson, Louis Vuitton, River Island, Triumph, Mahogany Hair Design, Fit 4 fashion and many more.
"Working with Fraser was easy right from the start. My brief for the music for 'Life that Glows' was complicated to say the least. I wanted everything and nothing, classic but modern, electronic but orchestral, otherworldly but not sci fi. Fraser instantly got it and his music fitted our intentions perfectly. He was fast yet consider and everything sounded new and different. A pleasure to work with.”
- Loe Loncraine, Director, 'Attenborough’s Life That Glows’
Tobie studied at the Royal College of Music, where he obtained a Masters Degree in Composition for Screen. He became a ghost writer for a film and television composer, working on numerous projects including the BBC's cult drama BUGS, BBC2's Video Nations, and wildlife documentaries. He is now part of a writing duo with composer Mark Twine, and together they have written for a wide variety of projects including video games Monopoly Tycoon, Vegas Make it Big! and music for FIFA's Official Centennial Celebrations. In the 2006 World Cup, their music for FIFA Fair Play was played before every game.
Darryl Saffer is a filmmaker/composer and was the audio/video producer for Mind Magic Productions (RMC Interactive). There, he composed the soundtrack and edited the video (live action and animation) for the Jane Goodall environmental adventure CD-ROM Jubilee’s Journey.
His camera has focused on such diverse subjects as orcas off the coast of Vancouver Island, public housing in Florida and cosmic theory. Darryl documented a botanical expedition in the cloud forest of Venezuela, produced the CD-ROM Tales Of Titans - The Amorphophallus titanum in North America and his film, Myakka River State Park is part of the permanent exhibit at the South Florida Museum. Working with filmmaker Diane Mason, the team produced Condemned, a film which exposed conditions at the Janie Poe housing complex.
Darryl is the filmmaker for the Wild Orchid Man films with Stig Dalström. Saffer can be seen locally and on youtube on the Education Channel’s award-winning program Florida Field Journal.
Josh is a classically trained composer specialising in providing original music for dramatic & documentary film.
His musical training began as head chorister of Chichester Cathedral and he holds two first class music degrees from the University of Bristol (BA 1:1, MA distinction), where he specialised in composing for film and television.
With a background in both the classical and commercial spheres as a composer, orchestral player, guitarist, drummer and pianist, Josh has a comprehensive knowledge and expertise in scoring for all genres and ensembles.
A recent relocation to South Africa has taken Josh's passion for wildlife film to new heights and he now delivers original music and soundtracks worldwide.
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