United Kingdom
Last online: 3 months ago
Available to hire

Astute, adaptable and dedicated composer and songwriter, looking for work composing for entertainment media, such as songs, video games, TV, film and stage productions. Specialist areas include video game music, theme music, background/ambient music, emotional tracks, and songs in rock, jazz or classical style.

I have excellent musical knowledge and very good technical skills, utilising high quality sample sets, digital manipulation and my home studio equipment, I can produce very high quality, realistic soundtracks without the additional costs of hiring recording space, studio engineers or additional musicians, making them accessible even to low budget productions. I also offer sound design for games, and can provide original lyrics for songs if requested.

As a musician, I play classical piano, guitar (electric & acoustic), bass guitar (electric), clarinet, vocals (Baritone - Tenor range), and recorder.

In 2016 I graduated with a Master’s degree in Composition from Bangor University, where I studied under the guidance of contemporary composers such as Guto Puw, Andrew Lewis, Patricia Alessandrini, and media composer Owain Llwyd. There I experienced composing for a vast range of commercial media with a wide range of styles and instrumentation, and was commissioned to write a piece to accompany a children’s activity group. Since then I have worked on a number of personal projects, including a series of orchestral fantasy pieces and solo piano works, as well as music and lyrics for commercial releases from modern metal band “The Forgotten Age”

For audio only examples of my work, please see my portfolio or Soundcloud profile www.soundcloud.com/mike-bassington

Examples of my work for visual media, including those which, due to copyright, I do not have permission to show publicly, I am happy to share with individuals upon request.

Commercial projects:
Wrote and performed on tracks with “The Forgotten Age” for their EP releases Paradigm (2018) and Enough (2016)
Composed backing music for Children’s Activity group Food Dude’s “Razz Goes On A Pirate Ship” (2016)

Non Commercial Projects:
Stand alone compositions including orchestral works, solo piano pieces & songs.
Various works for university degree submissions (and their genres):
Rescoring of elements in Square Enix’s Final Fantasy X-2 (Fantasy, Game)
Rescoring an episode of Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Horror, TV)
Portfolio of Fantasy Video Game Battle Music (Fantasy, Game)
New score to accompany Charlie Chaplin’s The Vagabond (Comedy, TV)

Qualifications:
Master’s degree (M(Mus)) in Composition, Electro-acoustic Composition and Sonic Art
Bachelor’s degree (B(Mus)) in Music

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Standard Rate:
$150 per day ($18.75 per hour)

What I Make & Skills:

Industry Experience:
Gaming, Media & Entertainment, Retail

Gear & Software Experience:
Pro Tools ( Expert )
REAPER ( Expert )
Sibelius ( Expert )
Logic Pro ( Intermediate )
Unity ( Beginner )

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