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.
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
(CINEMATIC FOLK ROCK)
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, Jon Brion..