Miles Hancock

Miles Hancock

Composer

  • Location: Northampton
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

I am a composer writing music for film, television, games and live performance. I pride myself in working with artists from a multitude of cultural and musical backgrounds. In 2012 I created Breakbeat Concerto, a concerto for beatboxer, turntablist and orchestra, which was premiered in a live concert in early 2012 by 2x UK Beatbox Champion Reeps One and 2x UK DMC Champion turntablist JFB. The piece then received an international premiere in 2014 when it was performed in Yerevan, Armenia by 4x World DMC Champion DJ Mr Switch and The State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, conducted by Sergey Smbatyan. Since then, I have been composing and orchestrating music for Symphonica, a new electronic crossover project for DJ and orchestra, headed by Mr Switch, which was unveiled at Boomtown Festival in 2015.

To date, I have composed music for numerous films across a broad range of genres, working on the scores for dramas such as: Bardo (Abid Khan/EyeFive Films, 2013), Afro-Woman 2016CE (Shatara Michelle Ford, 2016) Leftovers (Varun Kanish & Tom Wooton, 2012) and The Reverie (Sam Wildman, 2015). I also created scores for the Feature documentary, Trapped In a Box (Martina Lopez, 2014) and the award-winning score for the Indian animation Magarwasi (best Sound and Music at BSFF, Michigan, USA).

My music has been broadcast on television programmes across the UK and internationally, recently being used throughout series 2 of Killers Behind Bars (Popkorn TV/Channel 5), Winter Road Rescue (Special Edition Films), Benidorm ER (Blakeway North) and The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door (Flame TV). In 2015, I was commissioned to compose the music for my first advert: A large-scale campaign for British Mountain Rescue.
In addition to film and television, I also had a spell as head composer for US-based game developer Forsaken Studios, writing music for their highly anticipated MMO-RPG Embers of Caerus. As part of my work on the games soundtrack, I collaborated with international singing sensation Malukah on the creation of the song Sisters of Salvation.

In addition to composition, I am an keen performer, playing in numerous bands and ensembles. In 2014 I founded a 20-piece Big Band, Jazz Colossus.

I studied music at The University of Nottingham and Oxford Brookes University. After graduating with a Masters in music, I moved to London to work as an assistant to Ivor Novello nominated film composer Ilan Eshkeri and multi grammy award-winning score producer Steve Mclauglin. I now work from my own unique studio, a space combining hand-made custom audio effects with cutting-edge recording and production tools.

Work History

Composer - http://www.mileshancock.co.uk/

Jan 2008 - Present

Composer & Audio Lead - Forsaken Studios

Oct 2011 - May 2014

Composers Assistant - North Pole Studios

Nov 2010 - Jan 2011

Studio Assistant Intern - Leap Music (now The Most Radicalist)

Mar 2010 - Apr 2010

Education

Music (composition) - Masters - Oxford Brookes University

Sep 2009 - Sep 2010

Music - BA (Hons) - The University of Nottingham

Sep 2005 - Sep 2008

Skills

  • Composition
  • music programming
  • Arranging
  • Music
  • Music Production
  • Orchestration
  • Sound

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