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“Rolling Hills” from new album “Wide Horizons”

Enjoy this preview from the soon to be released “Wide Horizons” (more soon). I teamed up with filmmaker Jaco Wolmarans who did this superb visual essay of the Golden Gate area of the Drakensberg Mountains.

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DHL uses “Epic Clash” on “Namibia Desert of Design” – 640,000 views ayeh.

My piece “Epic Clash” is used here in this piece on Namibian Art, with 640,000 views! That’s a lot for me, OK.

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Our Daily Ukulele – Cheek & Charm

“Our Daily Ukulele – Cheek and Charm” is a fresh new collection of music on Africa’s premier production library, Mama Dance, from composer/multi-instrumentalist Nic Paton. Featuring the hipster’s instrument of choice, these ukulele creations range […]

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How I spent 1988

So, 26 years ago I was a student in Jazz at the University of KwaZulu Natal with Darius Brubeck. This CBS documentary is the tour by the Jazzanians to the US at the end of […]

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“Sun People”: fresh music of a bright, warm, optimistic Africa.

Soulful vocals, scintillating guitars, vivid whistles, warm reeds, and stately African strings: “Sun People” is my 6th collection of media-friendly music for production library Mama Dance. A fresh and optimistic conception of African music and […]

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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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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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