Author Archives: Nic Paton

 

The Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards 2013

I scored the music for the Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards, which took place on Tuesday 5th November at a gala dinner at the City Hall, Cape Town. Filmmaker Marisa van Jaarsveld had this to say about […]

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Mama Dance Composer Interviews – Nic Paton

As part of the Pianism launch, there is a write-up on South African Industry portal Film Contact and a video interview by Mama Dance’s visionary founder, Craig McGahey.

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Aish! Beardyman “sings” TED

Musical inventor Beardyman combines astonishing vocal flexibility, near-unbounded imagination and a to-die-for live rig to almost get a TED audience to rock…

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Pianism: elegant, minimal, piano themes

My new production library collection is called “Pianism”. These compositions for piano are elegant, minimal, and flowing, creating space, style and expansiveness, calming and uplifting, and yet hinting at deeper, darker wells of emotion and […]

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“Pine” – the stalker scene

A case of species confusion by an invading alien witnessed by a botanically-correct stalker –  a scene from Stephen Schmidt’s nutty Caper “Pine” with my score.

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Ableton Live 9 / Push

Dear  Santa This is the state of the art of music making. Ableton’s Gerhard Behles and some incredibly talented music makers present the advent of Live 9, including “Push” (much more than a controller, but […]

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KFC Journey of Hope

Using the track “Wonder” from “Twana Toons”

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Rubner TV Impressions using “Equipoise”

Equipoise plays from 4:02

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Bradley Stilwell 2012 showreel

Animation and compositing/lighting genius Bradley Stilwell recently returned to South Africa from Aardman Animations in the UK. I scored his showreel, which includes “The Pirates! Band of Misfits”, “Legend of the Guardians”, and Sunrise’s Jungle […]

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A Tone Poem : The Arc of Home

This spacious pianistic piece, “The Arc of Home”, is a tone poem set to a simple, short and yet deeply profound visual narrative by director Amelia Olsen-Boyd.

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