Amin Bhatia

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Amin Bhatia (born 10 July 1961 London, England) is a recording artist, film, and television music score composer and producer. In 1981 his compositions won the Roland Corporation International Synthesizer competition for two consecutive years. The judges included Oscar Peterson, Robert Moog, Ralph Dyck, and Isao Tomita. The exposure led to projects with David Foster, Steve Porcaro, and a solo album on Capitol Records "Cinema label" called The Interstellar Suite, which launched his career in music for film and television.

Bhatia is known for lush orchestral work with contemporary influences. His early compositions were created strictly with analog keyboards and tape, combining and layering several electronic parts to achieve a warm orchestral sound that was not sampled from an orchestra. In later years, Amin’s strengths in both music and MIDI synthesizer programming led him to projects such as John Woo's Once a Thief and Iron Eagle II. Over the years Bhatia has moved into actual orchestral work with his film and television scores. The IMAX film Wild Chimpanzees features members of the Toronto Symphony and Opera Orchestras with songs recorded in Africa with Johnny Clegg. Other IMAX films include 'Mysteries of the Great Lakes', 'Wonders of the Arctic' which also features the voice of Tanya Tagaq.

Amin Bhatia has been awarded several Canadian Screen Awards and Gemini Awards for his music score work in television, and an Emmy nomination for the Disney animated television series Get Ed[citation needed]. Bhatia's projects include the TV series 'Anne with an E', 'X Company', Flashpoint. He has also worked as a consultant or programmer to many synthesizer companies including Roland Corporation, Q Sound, Arturia, and Spectrasonics.

Bhatia's recorded works include The Interstellar Suite and Virtuality. The Interstellar Suite was originally released in 1987 by the Capitol Cinema label and was independently re-released in 2003 on CD[citation needed]. Virtuality is a double concept album exploring the world within computers. Guest artists include veterans Steve Porcaro and Patrick Moraz, as well as detailed liner notes written by synthesizer historian Mark Vail.

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