Category Archives: short film

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From Eerie to Airy: Dark and Light Afro Soundscapes

Double Album Bonus!  Dark Afro Soundscapes and Light Afro Soundscapes from Mama Dance cover both hemispheres of your emotional needs… from the deliciously dark to the uplifted light, from the eerie to the airy. It’s […]

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Selected footage

Iziko Slave Museum – The Slave Calendar (cultural promo) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2g5wodbufA Stylish and moving promo video by Geometry/Ogilvy for Iziko Slave Museum, using the track “Sinking Down” featuring the voice of Ntutu Nyiki. (2018) Nic Paton […]

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Soundscaping Africa

2 Soundscape albums are now available on Mama Dance! Music Library, reflecting the light and dark sides, with subtle African instrumental flavourings. “Dark Afro Soundscapes” (MD205) are deliciously dark and eerie drones and pulses for […]

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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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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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“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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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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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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“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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