|Occupation||Composer, Conductor, Performer|
|Categories||Jazz, Soundtrack/Film Music|
Chris White has composed the scores for feature films, television series, animations and documentaries. His entry onto the UK film scene came in 2007 after graduating with commendation as the Olswang scholar from the UK National Film and Television School with a Masters in Composition for Film and Television, a two year post-graduate degree course that at the time, only accepted three students a year. Here at the NFTS, he studied with lecturers Stephen Deutsch, Annabelle Pangbourne, and visiting teachers Dario Marianelli and Stephen Warbeck. Since graduation, his reputation has been strengthened by the success of many of the films he has composed scores for. Films such as Milkteeth, directed by Tibor Banoczki, winner of best film at Annecy International Animated Film Festival and nominated for best film at the British Animation Awards; Ela directed by Silvana Aguirre, winner of best international film at Odense Film Festival and shortlisted for an Oscar in 2008; and The Solitary Life of Cranes directed by Eva Weber and winner of best documentary at Britdoc 2008.
In 2009, Chris composed the score for One Hundred Mornings, a feature starring Alex Reid (The Descent) for director Connor Horgan and the Irish Film Board. He has recently finished a major project with renowned Norwegian artist Anne Katrine Dolven on her art installation Ahead, for which he acted as sound designer, while in 2008 Christopher arranged and conducted strings on Billy Ocean’s comeback album Because I love You.
Chris’s background as a touring musician writing and performing his own material as well as sharing stages with the likes of Van Morrison, Ray Charles, Paul McCartney, Joe Williams and David Soul, mixed with his formal classical training, has meant exposure to influences that have been fused in his music to create a fresh and unique new voice in film music.
Chris is represented by Berlin Associates and works from his central London studio.