"Music Is The Shorthand Of Emotion"

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me2Chris Green is a London based British composer and sound designer. He has produced music and sound for many high profile adverts, computer games and channel idents, as well as documentaries for leading broadcasters such as BBC One and National Geographic.  He is currently working on the sequel to the BAFTA award winning The Room computer game, created by Fireproof Games.

In 2007 Chris graduated from the world-renowned Tonmeister degree gaining prestigious prizes for his professional placement and recording portfolio. He then went on to study at the Royal College of Music as a scholar under the tutelage of David Burnand, receiving a Masters in Composition for Screen in 2010. During his studies Chris won scholarships and awards from the Lucy Ann Jones, Stanley Bligh, Ann Driver, Seary and Henry Wood Trusts. He also built up a large network of world class musicians that he regularly draws upon to play on his compositions.

While still at university, he began his career working in-house with the Award Winning computer game audio teams of Electronic Arts and Criterion Games, creating audio for AAA games such as the Harry Potter and Burnout series. In 2009 he joined Delicious Digital (a Sony and Promax award winning music production company) as a freelance composer and creative sound designer, writing music for worldwide commercial campaigns including BBC Sport, Oakley and Carlsberg.

Chris specialises in electronically manipulating real world sound sources and instruments to create diverse and evocative music, soundscapes and sound design. He scores in many musical styles and is equally confident creating electronic scores or orchestral and instrumental works. His cutting edge technical proficiency combined with classical training have allowed him to produce highly personal scores, and develop a distinctive and in-demand compositional voice.

Chris most recently completed scores for AAA game Need for Speed: Most Wanted with Criterion Games/Electronic Arts. worldwide documentary feature Ronaldo Tested To The Limit, and the music and sound design for the audio re-branding of TV channel WATCH (MassiveMusic).

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Client Feedback

In the short time I worked with Chris, I can honestly say he is up there with the best talent in the business. Chris has an exceptional approach to sound design, knowing the vision he is going to produce from concept, through to the final product as he demonstrated working day to day with him. Chris is extremely diverse and has a great insight to modern day sound styles. His experience with commercial logos & advert work, shines through as Chris is literally a guru on the hybrid music / sound that can be seen coming through in mainstream audio design. As an individual, he is an absolute pleasure to work with and a real team player. He encourages his co-worker with fresh ideas and clearly communicates in a language that can anyone, even none audio people, can understand. I hope to get the opportunity to with him again in the future, but I would say to any potential clients or employers – Snatch this guy up! He is a genuine master of his craft!

– Jordan Pedder, Sound Designer (Criterion Games)

We have worked with Chris on several sound design briefs — it is always a pleasure and the results are always great. Chris makes sure that he understands a brief and then responds in a way that both hits the mark and gives that little bit extra. Whenever I hear Chris’s initial response to a brief it always makes me smile

– Ben Brookbanks, Founder (MultiAdaptor)

Chris is our go-to-guy for sound and music briefs. He is very versatile and has surpassed my expectations every time, delivering quality and responding professionally to feedback and direction.

– Andy West, Founder (MultiAdaptor)

The music has had an especially beneficial effect adding class and production value and emotion to the whole film. I am extremely grateful for all the tremendous and brilliant work you have done and under such pressure too. You delivered magnificently so thank you very much indeed.

– Mike Mcdowall, Director/Producer (Plum Pictures / Hat Trick Productions)

Chris has completed multiple projects creating innovative music for various clients, on time and often to very tight deadlines. He is great to work with and already excels in his field.

– Martin Jowers, Producer (Adelphoi Music)

We love working with Chris. He’s enthusiastic, creative and a safe pair of hands. We’ve had great feedback on all the projects we have brought Chris in on and expect to in the future.

– Ollie Raphael, CEO (Delicious Digital)

Chris has worked for Delicious Digital on several occasions. Since his early college days we have seen a steady augmentation of his skill. Even though his early work was accomplished and loaded with potential, his current knowledge and experience have enabled him to produce first-rate compositions to the very highest standard. He has an ear for emotive, responsive, detailed music, which is always well crafted and beautifully presented. He’s open to criticism, takes time to really understand and best interpret briefs and shows professionalism in his outlook and relations with colleagues and clients alike. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Chris.

– Ed Moris, Director & Executive Producer (Delicious Digital)

Put simply, it is rare to find a composer as talented as Chris. He can turn his hand to almost any genre, but his piano pieces are sublime, and sound design, phenomenal. Chris’s instinct for what producers want is bang on. This, coupled with his calm, positive and friendly manner ensure he is a joy to deal with. Definitely a composer to watch!

– Lisa Guthrie, Owner (Lisa Guthrie Music), Exec Producer (BBC Worldwide)

Your work inspires, creates worlds of vivid colour and brings to life the visions of the imagination. To beable to display such emotions in your music is a remarkable feat!

– Kajal Verma, Owner (Arctic Bunny Animation)

I asked Chris to compose the soundtrack for my film, which was about growing up as a deaf child, not an easy task. But he handled the project with incredible intuition and sensitivity. And consequently the result went beyond my expectations. I would highly recommend him as a composer.

– Lottie White, Director (RCA Animations)

Chris combines myriad diverse talents in ways so complimentary to each other that it is clear why he is such a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend working with him as he is a dedicated professional with solid and extensive knowledge, practical skills, an open and warm attitude to collaboration and enthusiasm to engage thoroughly in the creative process.

– Ruaidhri Mannion, Composer (Partial Gathering)

After having the privilege of working along side Chris I fully recommend him as both composer and producer. His musical ability is ideally complemented with a thorough knowledge of the technology he works with, this blend of talents guarantees high quality music that’s both engaging and effective on every occasion.

– Andrés Medina-Mora, Composer (La Maga Films)

Chris was able to come up with some stunning assets and in a short time span too. Without Chris I think the project would not have had the audio edge we wanted, the work he did was excellent providing flawless loops where required and sound effects that fitted well in the game. Thanks Chris.

– Charles Humphrey, Developer (Microsoft)

Chris provided a fantastic soundtrack for my film, providing a dynamic musical soundscape that complemented and enhanced the viewing experience.

– Matti Preston, Director (LFS Productions)

Performed with Chris in The Summer Experiment and had a great time hearing his work and getting to interact creatively with him, even if only briefly. Chris seems to have some amazing work under his belt and hope we get to meet and work again in the future.

– Marty Byrne, Producer (Doctor Lilt Productions)

I gave Chris a tough task and he came through with flying colours. Great to work with, a highly recommended dude.

– Russell Etheridge, Director (RCA Animations)

Chris is great to work with. He’s enthusiastic, responsive and creative.

– Ann-Marie LeQuesne, Artist

Amazing results, creative and on-time. What more could be asked for!

– Magali Bellavia, Director (St Martins Animations)

Competition Prizes

Bronze Award – IPA Best of Health Awards 2012

Supervisions: UK Korean Artists & Designers, Korean Cultural Centre, London, UK

2nd Annual Film Music Showcase – Britten Theatre, London, UK

8th School Of Sound International Symposium Delegate – London, UK

Finalist And Category Winner, International Composition Competition The Battle 2009 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

UK Film Council Completion Fund 2009 – London, UK

Highly Regarded Emerging UK Composer– Screened Music Network

Winner, National Microsoft In-Game Music Competition 2007 – London, UK

Scholarship Awards

Henry Wood Trust, 2009/2010 – Royal College Of Music, London, UK

Powys Community Foundation Trust Fund, 2009/2010 – Royal College Of Music, London, UK

Seary Charitable Trust, 2009/2010 – Royal College Of Music, London, UK

Ann Driver Trust Scholarship Award, 2008/2009 – Royal College Of Music, London, UK

Stanley Bligh Scholarship, 2008/2009 – Royal College Of Music, London, UK

Lucy Ann Jones Scholarship, 2008/2010 – Royal College Of Music, London, UK

Education

MMus Composition For Screen, 2010 – Royal College Of Music, London, UK

BMus (Honours) Tonmeister, 2007 – University Of Surrey, Guildford, UK

Professional Memberships

PRS For Music

The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA)

The Society for Producers and Composers of Applied Music (PCAM)

Screened Music Network

Musicians Union

People In The Media (PIM Club)

Apple Mac Developer Program

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