- Mark Smythe
Mark studied Composition with Jack Body at the New Zealand School of Music and Screen Composition at the Australian Film Television & Radio School, (AFTRS), graduating with distinction in December 2008. Conceived by Martin Armiger (Clubland, Secret Life Of Us), the intensive course covered all aspects of composing for Film, TV, TVC, Documentary & Digital Media.
In September 2008, Mark received a Film Victoria Key Creatives Grant to be mentored by renowned screen composer Burkhard Dallwitz (The Truman Show, Underbelly). In 2011, Mark gained selection into the NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Program in Memory of Buddy Baker, working with screen music legends such as Mark Snow and Sean Callery. The program culminated in a conducting and recording session with 23 members of the New York Philharmonic. Prior to the program, Mark completed Scott Smalley’s Art of Film Orchestration course in Los Angeles.
Mark’s composing style is drawn from a rich vein of influences, ranging from classical traditions to rock, electronica, world and acoustic music. He writes music for a diverse range of screen, classical and media clients around the globe. Whatever the job or genre, he strives to bring a fresh but accessible musical voice to the creative table.Source: Mark Smythe, October 2011