Author Archives: nic paton


Pwang! A popup portfolio.

I’ve been writing music for visuals for the last 8 years, but only recently have I reviewed this and discovered upwards of 40 video pieces, from commercials to documentaries, where my music has been used. While […]

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¡Nueva música! The sounds of nature, South America style.

¡Hola! Out now – my all South American music collection (with Evolution Media Music) with charango, laúd, cuica, bandoneon. Expect trippy minor plucking, bustling forest percussion, mountain peak moments, and Tango accordion (super melancólico) in […]

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“African Desert Blues” – African Guitar Axe-travaganza

In the mold of Tinariwen and Ali Farka Toure, I am part of an African Blues compilation with guitar luminaries from legendary South African acts Johnny Clegg Band, Freshlyground and Bright Blue. Read and hear more […]

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Listen to “The One” (complete album)

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Announcing “The One”

For the past 4 years, I have been shaping a musical composition in the context of a journey of discovery with a widening circle of friends both local and international. Based on the great Persian […]

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Sounds of the Universe with Spitfire Audio, NASA and Eric Whitacre

Esteemed sonic auteurs Spitfire Audio are holding a competition to score 5 NASA videos using their LABS Choir sampler based on choral composer Eric Whitacre’s choir. Compositionally, there are 2 major challenges The films are only […]

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Scoring Shuster’s Frank & Fearless

Gatta-patatta! Leon Shuster is evolving – from big fart to big heart, SA’s funnyman is learning to spare a thought for the rhinos. I scored his latest cinema release, “Frank And Fearless”, directed by Gray Hofmeyr. […]

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West African Odysseys & Atmospheres

The new release “West African Odysseys & Atmospheres” from Mama Dance (MD178) consist of largely acoustic West African tracks perfect for wildlife, travel, documentary and film productions. The album prominently features the beautiful Malian instrument […]

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Interview on Classic 1027

I was interviewed by Kutlwano Masote of Classic 1027, in his series called “Master Class”. You can hear it as a podcast. Amongst other things, we discussed my 2016 work “Valley Of The Shadow – […]

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On Common Ground: David Goldblatt and Peter Magubane

I wrote the score for this short film by Paul Weinberg on the last meeting between South African photographic legends David Goldblatt and Peter Magubane. (Please unmute sound manually before playing)

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