marc

canham

 

Throughout his numerous scores and collaborations, Marc Canham has delivered filmic landscapes built on elegant twists of musical genres. From his critically acclaimed score for the film ‘The Disappearance of Alice Creed’, to the art installation 'The Danger Tree, to his interactive ‘inFamous: Second Son’ and ‘Far Cry 2’ soundtracks, Canham skilfully crafts a world where acoustic and ‘invented’ sounds co-exist. He is equally at home in front of an ensemble at Abbey Road as in his studio ‘workshop’, creating music using an array of found objects, synths, guitars and other curiosities.

In recent years, Canham’s enthusiasm for collaboration has led him to team up with some of the most exciting musical talent around. His compositions have been remixed and re-interpreted by UNKLE, Amon Tobin, and Diplo, and he has also worked with artists such as Nathan Johnson, Philip Glass, Iggy Pop, Paul Hartnoll, and Baaba Maal.

Defining Canham’s compositional style is not straightforward. He manages to blur the boundaries between the two approaches of live recording and studio ‘magic’, making organic sounds feel otherworldly, and his electronic approach feel alive and human. His focus is not restricted to the notes on the page, but also captures the details between them, allowing musical spaces to complement the revolving structures that form the framework of his compositions.

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SELECTED CREDITS

The Disappearance of Alice Creed (film)

The Danger Tree (art installation)

Burn Burn Burn (film)

Petroleum Spirit (film)

Final Girl (film)

Pendulum (short film)

When The Lights Went Out (film)

inFamous Second Son (vg)

Far Cry 2 (vg)

The Secret World (vg)

Driver: Parallel Lines (vg)

Driver 3 (vg)

Driver: San Francisco (vg)

The Getaway - Black Monday (vg)

Split Second (vg)

Vietcong (vg)

Reservoir Dogs (vg)

Battlefield: Heroes (vg)

Running Time (film)