Nic Paton composes world music for media and film as well as neo-classical, spiritually-themed orchestral works.
His scores have appeared in numerous films, documentaries, music videos, and TV commercials.
Nic works extensively with international production music libraries, such as the UK’s Evolution Media (Wonders of Nature: South America and upcoming triple release “Deserts: Asia, Africa and Australia”) and Germany’s Minds and Music, launching the etheric Nordic Nights, and the Scandi-Noir #NordicNoir in 2020.
Recent recorded collaborations include with SA/Irish multi-percussionist Ronan Skillen, Swedish nickelharpa maestro Johan Hedin, Gambian griot Jally Kebba Susso, and Iranian tanbour master Ali Asghar Rahimi.
In 2018 he scored the Leon Schuster feature “Frank and Fearless”, a bushveld caper with a heart for rhinos directed by Gray Hofmeyr.
Additionally, he released “The One”, a song cycle for strings and choir, based on Persian poet Rumi’s timeless poem “One Song”.
In 2015 he composed and produced a suite for string quartet and choir, “Valley Of The Shadow – Rites Of Loss”, a musical journey through the grieving process. This was used as the base score for a new ballet, “Bengingazi”, by celebrated choreographer Adele Blank.
Since 2011 Nic has delivered over 30 well-received albums for 10 libraries in the UK, Germany, Australia and South Africa, in addition to a variety of corporate and commercial work.