Nick is a London- based composer, musician and sound designer for theatre, film, TV, installation art as well as producing music in his band under the name OSKAR. He also has a long history in the independent and experimental music scene, and in the creation of experimental, devised and collaborative theatre including being a founder member of the Glasgow-based company Suspect Culture with David Greig and Graham Eatough (1990-2009). He is also a longterm collaborator with writer director Anthony Neilson and with Spanish director Andres Lima.
Screen work includes BAFTA winners BENEATH THE VEIL and DEATH IN GAZA. He is co-composer of the music for BBC3’s LIP SERVICE and recently scored the Spanish features DISPONGO DE BARCOS and GENTE EN SITIOS for writer director Juan Cavestany. He has also scored four films/ installations with Turner-nominated visual artist Phil Collins and has just completed scoring THE MAKING OF US for artists Grahem Fagen and Graham Eatough.
Nick’s music for theatre includes ‘LANARK’ (Edinburgh International Festival/ Citizens Theatre), ‘PETER PAN’ and ‘THE LORD OF THE FLIES’ (Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park’) ‘OTHELLO’ National Theatre, ‘LOS MACBEZ’ (CDN/ Spanish Touring) ‘A Life Of Galileo’ (RSC/ Touring) ‘WOLF HALL/ BRING UP THE BODIES’ (RSC, West End and Broadway), ‘RICHARD III’ (RSC), 'TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE (Cheek by Jowl), 27 and THE WHEEL (National Theatre of Scotland) writing the music and co-writing the story of the Royal Court’s GET SANTA, composing and designing sound for ALL MY SONS and THE CRUCIBLE at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, EL MONTAPLATOS (Animalario, Madrid), FALSTAFF (Centro Dramatico Nacional Madrid) , PENUMBRA (Animalario), URTAIN (CDN/ Animalario - winner - Best Composition for Scenic Arts / nominated Best Musical Director Premios Max Spain) PARADISE for the RuhrTriennale Festival, DUNSINANE (RSC, National Theatre Of Scotland), THE PRIORY (Royal Court), THE DRUNKS (RSC), TITO ANDRONICO (Animalario, Madrid), PANIC (Improbable), THE FAMILY REUNION (Donmar Warehouse), RELOCATED (Royal Court), THE VERTICAL HOUR by David Hare (Royal Court), BONHEUR (Comedie Francais), GOD IN RUINS (RSC), MARAT-SADE (CDN Winner - Best Production - Premios Max), REALISM (National Theatre Of Scotland/ Edinburgh International Festival), THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISSOCIA (Winner - Best Production in both the TMA and Scottish Theatre Awards) and co-created and composed the musical THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS for the National Theatre of Scotland and Improbable (Winner - Best Show for Young People - TMA Awards) with successful productions in Scotland, London and New York’s New Victory Theatre.
Nick has toured and recorded with many bands including Mcalmont & Butler (Chrysalis), Strangelove (EMI Records) and Astrid (Nude Records) ). He is one half of OSKAR, who have performed live scores for three PRADA fashion shows in Milan, exhibited installations at the V&A and the CCA Glagsow as well as producing two albums AIR CONDITIONING and LP:2. Nick is currently under commission from City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Birmingham Rep to produce a Chamber piece ‘The Arctic Project’ for 2016 production. For more information see www.oskaronline.com