Nic Paton composes neo-classical spiritually-themed works as well as world music for media and film.
His latest work, a song cycle for strings and choir is called “The One”, and is based on Persian poet Rumi’s timeless poem “One Song”. “The One” explores the drama of the soul’s heroic journey, with its deep and often difficult struggle towards Unity.
In 2015 he composed and produced a suite for string quartet and choir, “Valley Of The Shadow – Rites Of Loss”, a musical journey through the grieving process. This was used as the base score for a new ballet, “Bengingazi”, by celebrated choreographer Adele Blank.
In 2018 he scored the Leon Schuster feature “Frank and Fearless”, a bushveld caper with a heart for rhinos directed by Gray Hofmeyr.
Nic also works with production music libraries in the UK, Germany, Australia and South Africa. Since 2011 he has delivered 21 well-received albums for 6 such libraries, in addition to a variety of corporate and commercial work.