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Leading original bands from the age of 13, and since establishing himself as an international artist of unique substance, range and depth - Nicholson IS sensitive and articulate WITH an innate command of musical direction for PICTURE.

 

Steadily building composition skill and credits in a wide range of works over the past decade - from immersive fine art installations to short film, feature film, documentary and multimedia - Nicholson is a singular artist, empathic, resourceful & expansive - known for HIS ABILITY TO open portals of vast feeling.

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VIDEO reel

THE DUKHA / JUST BE / OCEAN TALK / DEFYING EMPIRE / :REKO RENNIE / SAM JINKS / HUNGRY MAN / WHITE WOLVES / ASCENT OF ORPHEUS / CRSHD / LE PETIT MORTE / GOOD GRIEF/ CONSCIOUS LIGHT/ WHITE WOLVES  / BOARDING BENEVOLENCE / GROWING FOOD PROJECT

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NINE MOVEMENTS
(AMBIENT INSTRUMENTAL)

UNIVERSAL OUTSIDER
(CINEMATIC FOLK ROCK)

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Why hire me?

Enlivening moving image with original music is a sensitivity and gift that has been steadily unfurling for the past decade via a wide range of film and fine art score projects.

 

Collaboration is very much in my DNA - I greatly enjoy serving and embellishing the work of a visionary director & team.

 

"A freak for sound" (Pitchfork) - I've been observing the effect of sound, music, harmony, dissonance, rhythm, tone, timbre, space, interval, tuning and arrangement on people all my life.

 

Through 3 decades making music, the past decade focusing in scoring film & art, I have become sharply perceptive about how to use all these elements to serve any particular purpose - especially in relation to moving image and narrative.

 

I'm nimble & versatile with a "clear authorial voice" (Wire) across a range of styles - tending to the immersive. When scoring a film I want to bring viewers into its story as directly as possible, both through what the music and sound does, and just as importantly, does not do.

 

Film composers that I resonate with include Gustavo Santoalalla, Jonny Greenwood, CRISTOBAL TAPIA DE VEER, Carter Burwell, Thomas Newman, Warren Ellis & Nick Cave, Jon Brion...

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i love the challenge of a brief and TO immerse myself in due diligence of tradition AND INTENTION as an actor might"

RECORDING ACADEMY voting member
SOCIETY FOR COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS
FORMAL music degree equivalency GRANTED by two US music professors 2016

MANAGEMENT - JASON DRAGON
SYNC - KOZE MUSIC
ARTIST -  CONTACT

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