Author Archives: nic paton


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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Made In Africa. And Germany.

At last – a massive project complete: 20 fresh, upbeat African tunes from Southern township jive to Northern desert vamps created for German production library Popvirus. This is “Doh Mi Ray”, dedicated to recently departed […]

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untamed. conversations in music.

A project that has been gathering steam over the last 18 months is “untamed” with Francois le Roux, Isaac van der Merwe and myself, Nic Paton. This is music like you have never heard: and […]

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Laúd and Proud

¡Hola! Spoils from the Old and New worlds! Just returned from abroad with a Laúd Cubano (left) and a Spanish Laud (right). I found the Cubano in ARTex in Havana. Cuba not being a country […]

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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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