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Beneath the Bed

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Biography

Nathan Ng from beneath the bed is an experienced composer of contemporary and orchestrated soundtracks for the moving image. His work is diverse and has many influences.

Being entirely self-taught, his approach to composition benefits from an open-mindedness and desire for experimentation that is without theoretical constraints. In addition, his work for television has ensured that all commissions comply realistically within the brief and deadline.

Nathan started composing for theatre in 1996 with the stage production of Terry Prattchet’s Guards! Guards! UK National tour.

Television commissions followed in 1997 with compositions for Celador, Hawkshead, Endemol UK, Wildfire productions and BBC animation, all of which have been broadcast by the BBC, ITV1, CBBC and Discovery networks.

His Short film work has won awards at the Portobello Film Festival with others receiving much critical acclaim at both Raindance and the London Film Festival. Collaborations include the award winning directors of "Le Chaval 2.1" on their recent film "Industrial Love Dwarf No 7" which will be screened at this years Brief-encounters short film fetival.

Multimedia work includes compositions for Independent radio advertising, Channel branding and a landmark commission for the Safe surfing campaign on the CBBC website.

Credits include:

Empire Re-presented - See web link below
Wildlife in a warzone - BBC
Battle for the Amazon - BBC
Tribes of the Amazon - BBC
The Great British Biker Buildoff - Discovery UK
Stashed Away - ITV1
The Equater - Short film
Industrial Love Dwarf No7 - Short film

Influences

Quincy Jones - The Pawn Broker
Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks
Bernard Hermann - Taxi driver
Thomas Newman - American Beauty
Steve Reich - Minimalist composer

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