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Collaborating with Adele Blank on “Bengingazi”

Legendary South African choreographer Adele Blank heard and used various sections of my suite for strings “Valley Of The Shadow” (2016). She is developing it as a South African fusion dance piece called “Bengingazi” using […]

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2 UK releases: “African Chillout” and “Haunting Beauty”

Following my eventful trip to London in July 2017, I am thrilled to announce the release of my music on 2 very different collections. Firstly, don’ wurry be ‘uppy: “African Chillout” is relaxing, fresh, contemporary […]

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“Between Worlds” – a short film

I’m very fortunate to have been the subject of a short film by promising young director Greg Bakker. It’s an artful video portrait which pulls together my long and winding road in music in a […]

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Keep it Strange … Lyrical Themes

Nic Paton’s second album with Melbourne Production Library Strange Fruit is “Lyrical Themes” (SF 196). The key to this collection is its crafted melodic emphasis and often melancholic mood, with piano, winds, string quartet and wide-ranging plucked […]

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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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