Peter Raeburn

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Peter Raeburn
Born Johannesburg, South Africa
Occupation Composer, music producer, songwriter, creative director and recording artist

Peter Raeburn is a British composer, music producer and songwriter. He is well known for his work with director Jonathan Glazer’s films Sexy Beast, Birth and the BAFTA nominated Under The Skin. Peter also helped shape the soundtrack of Lars Von Trier’s Breaking The Waves and composed the music for Raoul Martinez and Joshua Van Praag's Creating Freedom: Lottery of Birth, which was nominated for Best Documentary at Raindance Film Festival.

Raeburn composed both the score and songs for Joshua Leonard's feature film The Lie as well as the feature based on the bestselling children's book Molly Moon. His music also featured in the film Blue Valentine starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. Peter worked as a music consultant for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom , directed by Justin Chadwick, which was nominated for both an Oscar and Golden Globe for music.

Raeburn composed the theme for the 2014 Commonwealth Games as well as for Skype. Peter was musical director and producer on the charity album Township Sessions for The Mothers, which features songs as lyrical health messages created to educate communities in South Africa about essential health issues. Peter also wrote the live musical score for Russell Brand's re-telling of the The Pied Piper of Hamelin, which he conducted at the Royal Albert Hall.

Peter is the founder and Creative Director of multi-award winning Soundtree Music. His work includes commercial spots, such as Guinness (Surfer/Bet on Black/Dreamclub), Sony (Music Pieces), Sony PlayStation (Mountain), Stella Artois (Ice Skating Priests), Levi’s (Twist/Odyssey), IKEA (Beds) and Lurpak (Go Freestyle). He has won some of the industry's most prestigious awards including numerous Cannes Lions, D&AD, Craft, Creative Circle and Clio awards for original composition. He has composed for various television projects including the long-running ITV1 idents.


Peter recently completed composing the score for Danny Huston’s directorial debut The Last Photograph, as well as Woodshock, directed by Laura Mulleavy and Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte, starring Kirsten Dunst.


Notable work[edit]

Films[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Deep and Crisp and Even (2009) (Composer)[5]
  • Foreign John (2009) (Composer)[6]
  • Blink (1998) (Music producer and composer)[7]
  • Saturday's Shadow (2007) (Composer)[8]
  • Mr. Mkhizie's Portrait (Composer)

Selected commercials[edit]

Music[edit]

  • Album: Peter Raeburn You And Me – Full album (Writer/Producer)
  • Album Track: Wiley I Am The Sea – from the album 'See Clear Now' by Wiley (Writer/Producer)
  • Album: The Mothers: Township Sessions (Musical Director/Producer)

Awards[edit]

  • BAFTA Film Awards (2015) 'Original Music' Nomination – 'Under the Skin'
  • London Critics Circle Film Awards (2015) 'Technical Achievement of the Year' - Score – 'Under the Skin'
  • Boston Online Film Critics Association (2014) 'Best Original Score' - 'Under the Skin'
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Awards (2014) 'Best Original Score' – 'Under the Skin'
  • European Film Awards (2014) 'Best Music' – 'Under the Skin'
  • Florida Film Critics Circle Awards (2014) 'Best Score' – 'Under the Skin'
  • Indiana Film Journalists Association, US (2014) 'Best Musical Score' – 'Under the Skin'
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (2014) 'Best Music' – 'Under the Skin'
  • BTAA Craft Awards - Best Crafted Commercial (2014) - "Bed"
  • British Independent Film Awards (2013) 'Best Technical Achievement' - Music – 'Under the Skin'
  • BTAA Craft Awards – Best Use of Original Music (2013) – The Ring
  • BTAA Craft Awards – Best Use of Recorded Music (7 Feb 2000) – Bet on Black
  • D&AD Awards – Best Use of Music in TV & Cinema Advertising 7 February 2000 – Bet on Black
  • Lion D'Or Cannes – Excellence in Music Award (7 Feb 2000) – Bet on Black
  • Midsummer Awards – Best Use of Music (7 Feb 2000) – Bet on Black
  • Finalist: BTAA Craft Awards – Best Use of Sound Design (7 Feb 2001) – Eggcentric
  • Nominated: BTAA Craft Awards – Best Use of Sound (7 Feb 2001) – Eggcentric
  • BTAA Craft Awards – Best Use of Recorded Music (23 Oct 2005) – Ice Skating Priests
  • Creative Circle Awards – Best Use of Music (Gold) (23 May 2006) – Ice Skating Priests
  • Midsummer Awards – Best Use of Music (Gold) (23 Jul 2006) – Ice Skating Priests[23]
  • BTAA Craft Awards – Best Use of Recorded Music (23 Oct 2004) – Mountain
  • Creative Circle Awards Best Use of Music 23 July 2004 – Mountain
  • D&AD Award – Best Use of Music in TV & Cinema Advertising (23 May 2004) – Mountain[24]
  • BTAA Awards – Best 60–90 Second TV Commercial (Gold) (14 Mar 2008) – Music Pieces[25]
  • D&AD Awards – Best Use of Music in TV & Cinema Crafts (16 May 2008) – Music Pieces[26]
  • Clio Awards – Use of Music (Silver) (19 May 2008) – Music Pieces[27]
  • Cannes Grand Prix (23 Jun 2006) – NoitulovE
  • Creative Circle Awards – Best Use of Music (Silver) (23 May 2006) – NoitulovE[28]
  • Finalist: BTAA Craft Awards – Best Use of Recorded Music (26 Oct 2005) – Office
  • BTAA Craft Awards – Best Original Music (24 Nov 2007) – Own The Road Again
  • D&AD Awards – Best Use of Music (7 Feb 2001) – Ride
  • Creative Circle Awards – Best Use of Sound (23 May 2000) – Surfer
  • Voted No.1 British commercial of all time Ch4 (23 Feb 2000) – Surfer[13]
  • D&AD Awards – Best Use of Music in TV & Cinema Advertising (23 May 2006) – Tuperzik[29]
  • BTAA Craft Awards – Best Use of Recorded Music (7 Feb 2001) – Twist[30]
  • Finalist: D&AD Awards – Best Use of Music (7 Feb 2001) – Twist
  • Loerie Awards for Television & Cinema Advertising Crafts – Silver Award Music & Sound Design (7 Feb 2005) – Two Villages[31]
  • Finalist: BTAA Craft Awards – Best Use of Original Music (8 Feb 2007) – Wind

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth" Information from New Line Cinema
  2. ^ "Sexy Beast" Information from Fox Searchlight
  3. ^ "Breaking the Waves Information from Zentropa
  4. ^ "Le Confessionnal" Information from BFI
  5. ^ "Deep and Crisp and Even" Information from IMDb
  6. ^ "Foreign John" Information from IMDb
  7. ^ "Saturday's Shadow" Information from IMDb
  8. ^ a b "Bet on Black" YouTube video link
  9. ^ [1] Article from Coloribus
  10. ^ Ford KA: Go Find It, retrieved 23 March 2009 
  11. ^ "Royal Mail: Grow" Article from Coloribus
  12. ^ a b Surfer, The Guinness TV Advert, retrieved 25 March 2009 
  13. ^ "NoitulovE" Information from Coloribus
  14. ^ Sony Walkman Launched in Music Pieces, retrieved 24 March 2009 
  15. ^ "Stella Artois: Ice Skating Priests" Article at creativeonline.co.uk
  16. ^ "For The Love Of Wispa"
  17. ^ Playstation 2 on the Mountain, retrieved 23 March 2009 
  18. ^ "Ride" YouTube video link
  19. ^ "Budgen Wins Gold Award" Article at guardian.co.uk
  20. ^ "Jump: Making of Documentary"
  21. ^ "Smirnoff Splashes Out on CGI Ads" Article from guardian.co.uk
  22. ^ "Midsummer Award Winners 2006"
  23. ^ "D&AD Awards Winner 2004"
  24. ^ "BTAA Winners, Gold, 2008"
  25. ^ "D&AD Awards 2008"
  26. ^ "Clio, Winners 2008"
  27. ^ Creative Circle Winner 2006, retrieved 25 March 2009 
  28. ^ D&AD Awards 2006, retrieved 23 March 2009 
  29. ^ 2001 BTAA Craft Awards, retrieved 24 March 2009 
  30. ^ Leorie Gold Winners