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“Fairytales and Fantasy” – the composer’s view.

Watch John Bartmann and Nic Paton muse about “Fairytales and Fantasy”, their release December 2016 release on Munich-based production music label Minds and Music.

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“Fairytales & Fantasy” on German library DNA/Minds & Music

“Fairytales and Fantasy” is a collaboration between Nic Paton and John Bartmann, for unique Munich-based production library DNA Musik (Minds and Music) Rooted in fantasy, folklore and nature, this collection ranges from regal fanfare to […]

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Boxer Bikin’ Africa!

I did the music for this fun-filled romp filmed by Ziggy Hofmeyr in Guinea for the West African transport market. Chassis forte, tout puissant!    

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Action! “Dramatic Themes” now out on Auz library Strange Fruit.

“Dramatic Themes” is the new album with Melbourne-based production library Strange Fruit. It’s been refreshing to produce an internationalist sound, using an orchestral and pianistic backbone with jazz flavours, evocative instrumentation and contemporary sonic palettes. […]

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Heavenly Harmony – Evocative African Voices

“Heavenly Harmony – Evocative African Voices” is an album reinterpreting much of the very best African material from my Mama Dance output. Featuring the sumptuous voice of Ntutu Nyiki, it is both deeply and authentically […]

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Mana : Book of Sand

“Mana” is the collaboration between myself and Chris Tokalon. We released “North Africa – Arabic Inflections” with production library Mama Dance in December 2015. Since then we decided to create a complimentary project, using the […]

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“Valley of the Shadow: Rites of Loss”

“Valley of the Shadow: Rites of Loss” was released in February 2016. This eclectic, classical crossover suite for strings, voices and sound design explores the universal narratives of loss through moods like denial, bargaining and anger. […]

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“North Africa – Arabic Inflections”

New media music for an inter-related world…

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“Wide Horizons” now out

“A complex, emotive and very full offering of great warmth and depth.” Craig McGahey, CEO, Mama Dance Music Solutions “Superb work – I can hear the care and skill in every bar.” David Maclean, Principal, […]

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“Soaring”: drone footage with new album “Wide Horizons”.

Filmmaker Stephen Schmidt of Splash Films made this stunning video to the track “Soaring” off the new “Wide Horizons” production library collection now out on Mama Dance.  

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